Living In Bayview Village

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Living In Bayview Village

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!


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The Bayview Village Experience

Bayview Village Shopping Centre

Bayview Village Shopping Centre

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.

Bayview Middle School

Bayview Middle School

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!

Phone: (416) 395-2050

Email: Bayview@tdsb.on.ca

Address: 25 Bunty Lane, North York, ON M2K 1W4

 

Bayview Middle School
Elkorn Public School

Elkorn Public School

"Things are only impossible until we decide that they're not anymore." - David Suzuki

 

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

Email: Elkhorn@tdsb.on.ca

Address: 10 Elkhorn Dr., North York, ON M2K 1J3

Forest Grove Montessori Pre-School

Forest Grove Montessori Pre-School

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

Email: main@fgmontessori.com

Address: 43 Forest Grove Dr., Toronto, ON M2K-1Z4

 

Forest Grove Montessori Pre-School
Signet Christian School

Signet Christian School

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.

  • 100% of our graduates pursue post-secondary education
  • Low student-to-teacher ratio
  • Individualized attention
  • A Ministry of Education Inspected Private School
  • Kindergarten to Grade 12
  • French Program starts at Kindergarten
  • Coding Program starts at Kindergarten
  • ESL Program for ESL Student
  • Non-denominational Christian School
  • Sibling discounts
  • ...and much much more*

Phone: (416) 750-7515

Address: 675 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto, ON M2K 1B6

 

Toronto Transit

Toronto Transit

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.  

 

 

Toronto Transit
North York General Hospital

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

Earl Haig Secondary School

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

Email: earlhaig.ss@tdsb.on.ca

Address: 100 Princess Avenue, North York, ON M2N 3R7

 

Earl Haig Secondary School

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The Bayview Village Association

The Bayview Village Association

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

 

Mailing address:

Bayview Village Association
Bayview Village Postal Outlet
PO Box 91065
2901 Bayview Avenue
Willowdale ON
M2K2Y6

Email:

 bva@bayviewvillage.org

Helpful Hints & Tips: How To Keep Your Rugs From Sliding

Helpful Hints & Tips: How To Keep Your Rugs From Sliding

An area rug or runner is the perfect way to anchor furniture, create a layered look, and add comfort to your space. While it might fill a room with character or add a cozy textural element, a rug that's not properly secured on the floor can become a hassle, not to mention a safety hazard. Whether it sits on a bare hardwood floor or it’s layered on top of wall-to-wall carpet, here are interior designer-approved tips and tricks to keep your rugs from sliding.

1. Use a Felt Rug Pad
One of the best ways to keep a rug in place, keep corners from curling, and make it more comfortable to walk on is by placing a rug pad underneath it. Felt rug pads come in various sizes, thickness options, and materials to accommodate different types of rugs and flooring.

Felt rug pads are one of the most effective and commonly used options for large area rugs. They come in standard sizes and thicknesses but can also be custom-ordered to suit oversized rugs. These non-slip pads are soft but dense. In addition to keeping rugs in place, they also protect the floor and extend a rug’s longevity, make vacuuming and cleaning easier, help soundproof a room, and add cushioning for comfortable walking. Choose a rug pad that is approximately two inches smaller than your area rug so that it’s fully hidden.

2. Add a Waffle-Style Rug Pad
A waffle-style rug pad is a common affordable option. They're usually made from rubber and sold in pre-cut sizes at most home goods retailers, though they can easily be cut down to size using a pair of scissors. This type of rug pad is very thin. One of its disadvantages is that it doesn’t add the same comfort and cushioning that a felt pad does. It also tends to lose its grip over time, meaning that it will likely need to be switched out more frequently. If a rubber waffle pad is used in a room that gets a lot of sunlight and isn’t weatherproofed, such as a sunroom or mudroom, you also run the risk of it leaving residue on the floor as it sits in the heat.

3. Corner Rug Grippers
Rug grippers are particularly helpful not just for keeping an area rug or accent runner in place but also for preventing corners from curling. They have a strong adhesive on one side that adheres to the bottom of a rug and a non-slip silicone surface on the side that sits on the floor. Unlike sticky tape, grippers don’t leave a hard-to-clean residue on the floor, so you can easily reposition your rugs and reuse the grippers. They are thin, so they don’t cause any visible bumps, and work on multiple surfaces including hardwood, tile, marble, and more.

4. Apply Rug Tape
Similar to corner rug grippers, double-sided rug tape has adhesive on one side that attaches to the back of a rug and either an adhesive or silicone material on the other side. It comes in the form of a roll, similar to duct tape, and can be cut down to the size that you need to outline your rug. It works on hard surfaces such as tile, laminate, and more, and is a good choice for smaller rugs, such as a kitchen runner or door mat.

5. Silicone Caulk
If you thought silicone caulk was only for filling in the cracks in your window frames, there are many more uses for it around your home, one of them being to keep rugs from sliding. Caulk is typically clear or white and comes in a tube, so it can easily be applied to the back of a rug or runner. Squeeze out small dots of caulk directly from the tube or use a caulking gun. Once applied to the rug, allow it to sit and form a dry coating before pressing the rug down in place.

6. Hook-and-Loop Fasteners
Square hook-and-loop stickers, such as Velcro, are another effective way to keep rugs, runners, and door mats from sliding. Just like rug grippers, these stickers are designed to be attached under each of the rug corners by peeling off the backing and sticking one piece on the back of a rug and the other on the floor. This industrial-strength fastener is strong enough to keep rugs in place but allows for easy rug removal when you need to reposition or clean underneath the rug.

Helpful Hints & Tips: How To Keep Your Rugs From Sliding
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