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Bayview Village is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is part of the federal Don Valley North riding and the provincial Willowdale electoral district, and Toronto electoral Wards 24: Willowdale (East) and 33: Don Valley North (East). In 2006, it had a population of 15,370....Read More
The area is bordered on the north by Finch Avenue East, on the west by Bayview Avenue, on the east by Leslie Street, and on the south by Highway 401, and also including the grounds of North York General Hospital, east of Leslie in the neighbourhood's southeast corner, according to the City of Toronto's definition. The Bayview Village Association regards the east boundary as the Don River (east branch) and the south boundary as Sheppard Avenue East, thereby excluding land between the Don River and Leslie, Sheppard and Highway 401.
There are two public schools in the Bayview Village community, Elkhorn Public School and Bayview Middle School. Most high school students who live in Bayview Village attend Earl Haig Secondary School, located west of Bayview. There is also a Catholic Elementary school located on the west side of Bayview Avenue, called St. Gabriel Catholic School.
The western edge of the East Don Parklands winds its way through the centre of Bayview Village and is a vast and expansive green haven with various trails, walkways and bicycle paths. The park’s naturalization and preservation programs have made the space a habitat for wildlife and a number of rare plant species. There are many smaller parks and parkettes in Bayview Village. Blue Ridge Park, Clarinda Park and Bayview Village Park are child-focused, with baseball diamonds, splash pads and playgrounds.
The Line 4 Sheppard subway line of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) passes through the neighbourhood, including Bayview and Bessarion stations.
Most Bayview Village homes were built between 1954 and 1964. The mix of housing here includes raised and executive ranch style bungalows, split-level houses, and Georgian Revival-style homes. Most of the houses are original. Many homes have undergone renovation and landscaping to fit the park-like neighbourhood. There has been increasing infill housing (newly built houses replacing the older ones) within the Bayview Village area....Read More
There also continues to be high rise condominium development along Sheppard Avenue and in the land south of Sheppard Avenue and north of Highway 401. This development is of a completely different nature to the single-family suburban low-rise architecture found in the northern area.