The Gerber Group specializes in Bayview Village for a number of great reasons. John and his team have been helping clients who live or want to live in Bayview Village since 1967. John, a homeowner in Bayview Village himself is particularly fond of the community, unique homes, the history and the incredible forested properties.
A quarter of all the property in Bayview Village is green. Throughout Bayview Village there are numerous parkettes, including the child focused fun spots, Blue Ridge Park and Bayview Village Park. One of the strongest features of Bayview Village is that it is located on the western edge of the beautiful and magnificent East Don Parkland with trails and walkways to take you into a tranquil "Muskoka" beauty without leaving the city.
This great community has grown substantially since its early conception in the 1930s and remains situated among incredible wilderness. Some of the healthy deer population occasionally visits some of the gardens backing onto the wild ravines. The Village's shopping, recreation and businesses are very successful and continually attract people to the area.
The well known Bayview Village Shopping Centre was built on forty acres of land in 1963 and was completely renovated /enlarged in 2005 to include the best retail stores available.
Among the many, many fascinating historical facts on this great area, you will be interested to know how the street names were derived. Since Bayview Village was laid out on the lands used by the Eglinton Hunt Club member and developer, A.W. Farlinger, many of the streets were names for riding activities and famous racehorses, such as Hi Mount Drive, Tally Lane, and Palomino Court. Some streets bear the names of racehorses, many of which had taken place in King's or Queen's Plate races - Citation Drive, Bunty Lane, Flaremore Crescent, Hawksbury Drive, and King Maple Place.
(Please note: For more detailed history on Bayview Village, the Bayview Village Association has produced a book titled, "Bayview Village: From Farmland to One of Canada's Most Picturesque Communities". This book can be ordered from Jane Robertson, 1 Clarinda Dr, 416-226-1390)
We invite you to contact the Gerber Group today to help you understand more about the Bayview Village community benefits in person!
Home to over 110 one-of-a-kind and luxury merchants, Bayview Village is one of Canada's most prestigious shopping centres. "Geographically blessed" (with close proximity to many of the most affluent neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area), the Centre caters to discerning foodies/fashionistas/decoristas seeking unique merchandise in an inviting, upscale environment. Not your ordinary shopping venue, Bayview Village is carefully curated in order to offer a true 360º glam lifestyle experience. Where else can you valet park your car, drop off your dry cleaning, get fitted for a dress for next month's fundraising gala, have lunch (over a glass or two of chardonnay), get a blow-out, luxuriate in a mani-pedi, pick up duck breast for tonight's dinner and . . . grab a bottle of Veuve for Friday night's dinner party . . . all in one stop?
In short, Bayview Village Shopping Centre is a convenient (and haute) one stop, which allows its well-heeled customers to regularly check things off their "to do" lists in the glam-est way possible.
At Bayview Middle School, our supportive faculty works together with parents and students to provide a balanced program, which provides opportunities for students to excel in academics, athletics and the arts. We also provide many extra-curricular opportunities for students to become involved in our school community. Our school embraces cultural diversity. A large number of our students have a primary language other than English, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Farsi and Japanese.
Avondale Public and Alternative Schools have now joined us here at Bayview. The transition has been, for the most part, quite smooth. Many Bayview students say they don't even notice the other school is here!
Elkhorn Public School is located in the Bayview Village community. We are a Kindergarten to Grade 5 school where the partnership of home, community and school is thriving and helping our students to flourish. The academic program is balanced in all areas of the Ontario Curriculum. Elkhorn services approximately 430 students representing almost 20 different language groups. Prevalent languages spoken by students in the school, other than English, include Mandarin, Cantonese, Romanian, Korean and Farsi.
At Elkhorn, every child is encouraged to achieve the highest standards, to grow emotionally, intellectually and socially, and to become successful within a global community.
Phone: (416) 395-9500
Address: 10 Elkhorn Dr., North York, ON M2K 1J3
In 1999, a dedicated educator founded The Forest Grove Montessori Pre-school in a quiet and peaceful surrounding of a beautiful ravine campus on Forest Grove Drive, away from the busy traffic of the main streets, in North York.
Our mission is to create a happy and nurturing environment for children between the ages of 18 months to 6 years old, which is conducive to the development of their social, intellectual, academic, physical and artistic skills. Moreover, children are encouraged to achieve their full potential, discover joy of working and learning, explore and solve problems, develop social skills and independence.
Phone: (416) 225-1666
Address: 43 Forest Grove Dr., Toronto, ON M2K-1Z4
Four decades and many, many students later, we take great pride in knowing that, equipped with a solid academic base and a spiritual foundation, our pupils have gone on to be productive, caring, contributing members of their communities, successful in their chosen careers, and guided by practical faith to meet the challenges of life.
Phone: (416) 750-7515
Address: 675 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto, ON M2K 1B6
Three conveniently located Toronto Transit Commission subway stations along the Sheppard Subway Line; Bayview, Bessarion and Leslie Station.
The Oriole GO Station (a small train station on GO Transit's Richmond Hill Line) located south of Leslie subway station, serves a number of businesses in the area including IKEA and North York General Hospital.
North York General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, offers acute care, ambulatory and long-term services at multiple sites. Known as North York General, it is one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals and is affiliated with the University of Toronto.
Open 24 hours
Address: 4001 Leslie St, North York, ON M2K 1E1
Beds: 410 acute care bed and 192 long-term care beds
Emergency Deparment: Yes (acute, subacute and ambulatory care)
Earl Haig Secondary School serves a diverse population and is recognized for its academic focus, enthusiasm for learning, lively school spirit, and commitment to the arts. The dignity and safety of every student is a priority here. The school's large size and professional staff ensures a wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for our students as well as developing leadership skills.
Phone: (416) 395-3210
Address: 100 Princess Avenue, North York, ON M2N 3R7
The Bayview Village Association (BVA) is a non-profit community organization for residents of Bayview Village. Established in 1956, the BVA works towards enhancing the quality of life for the residents by building community, pride, city and community awareness and by addressing issues of concern to the neighbourhood.
Click below for more information!
Bayview Village Association
Bayview Village Postal Outlet
PO Box 91065
2901 Bayview Avenue
Here are 10 ways to make your home more sustainable.
-Develop A Green Thumb - Not only does bringing plants indoors create a lush, restorative feel, it also purifies the surrounding atmosphere.
-Shop For Second Life Items - Gradually replenish home products and materials with sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives by looking for items that are made with recycled or upcycled materials.
-Invest In Timeless Pieces - Be mindful of the longevity of a product when purchasing new furniture or accents. Investing in timeless, quality items will ensure they stand the test of time.
-Upgrade To High-Performance Windows - Sealing any air leaks around windows will increase the airtightness of your home and reduce heat and cooling loss, which means you can lower the thermostat in the winter and don’t have to run the air conditioner as hard in the summer.
-Pick Renewable Building Materials - Renewable materials and materials with lower embodied carbon have a smaller environmental footprint. Choose wood over steel or concrete where you can — the extraction, manufacturing and transportation of wood products emit less carbon dioxide.
-Save Energy At Home - You can save significant amounts of energy and money by using a programmable thermostat to reduce energy use in off-hours, overnight and when you are away. There’s also the easy stuff: switching to LED lights, and using blinds or curtains to reduce heat gain in the summer.
-Repurpose Pieces You Already Own - Often times we have beautiful options for furnishing and decorating in our home already – we just aren’t using them creatively. For example, you could use baskets, quilts, your kids’ art or even round placemats as unique wall art. A dining hutch could be painted and turned into beautiful storage for linens in a hallway or bathroom and an old dining chair or stool painted a fun colour could work as a bedside table for kids or guest room.
-Shop Vintage When You Can - Buying vintage and antique furniture means you aren’t consuming new goods and it also means you aren’t bringing new toxic chemicals from plastics and man-made fabrics into your home. Make it a habit to look for used pieces first.
-Decorate Using Nature - Birch branches leaning in a corner, a wood stump stool from a local maker, and even interesting rocks on a tray are naturally beautiful and become conversation pieces. Pick up things from vacations like shells and sea glass, and display them in jars on a shelf or use salvaged driftwood to add texture and warmth to a wall.
-Choose Eco-Friendly Flooring & Countertops - When the time comes to upgrade or switch out design elements like countertops, look for composite or bio-glass counters made with recycled glass or paper, Cork is a sustainable option for flooring, as is recycled hardwood and linoleum, which is biodegradable and made from rapidly renewable materials.