Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Balloon Twisters....Photos!

Saturday, June 25th, 2011 was South Bayview's Summer Sale Event.  We decided to invite the lovely Leela to our office to create balloon animals to give out to the lucky kids strolling along Bayview that day. 

Many kids left with big smiles on their faces & cute balloon twisters in the shapes of bumble bees, dragon flies, swords, dinosaurs and even a couple dogs with a leash!

Here are some photos from Saturday:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

First 'Eglinton 2020' Forum to be held on July 5th, 2011

An invitation to community leaders and stakeholders interested in participating in planning and shaping Eglinton Avenue above ground as under ground work begins on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

City councilors, MPPs and residents are all invited to participate in a discussion about shaping of the middle of the city – Eglinton Avenue – in a sustainable, neighbourhood and business friendly way where pedestrians, motorists, cyclists and people of all ages can live and move on the street.

◦Introductions by MPP Mike Colle and Michael Wheeler
◦Presentation by 8-80 Cities (an organization dedicated to creating vibrant cities and healthy communities)
◦Input and comments by local city councilors and MPPs
◦Questions, comments and sharing of ideas
◦Next Steps…

Date: Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Forest Hill United Church. 2 Wembley Road. (Off Bathurst, 1 block North of Eglinton Avenue West)

*Seating is limited. RSVP is required*
To R.S.V.P. please contact the Office of MPP Mike Colle:
Tel: 416-781-2395

Visit Eglinton 2020 on the web:

Walk for the Flemingdon Community Food Bank - July 10, 2011

A message from Mohamed Dhanani

Dear Friends

The Flemingdon Community Food Bank is one of the largest food banks in the City of Toronto. It provides 3000 pounds of food a week and serves over 2000 families a month, including 1000 children. The Flemingdon Community Food Bank is run by volunteers within the community for the community. They work with all of their clients to meet many basic needs, starting with food, while working to raise consciousness and to empower them to make healthy food choices. The community is a diverse multi-faith and multi-cultural group of 27,000 people who speak 90 different first languages and represent 130 ethnic groups.

Last year we launched a Fundraising Walk to support the Food Bank. This is our second year. Our goal is to raise $24,000 so we can pay the rent for the Food Bank for 1 year. Our guest of honour will be the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Transportation.

We ask for your support in getting this message out so that we can have more people participate as Walkers and Donors. Please find attached a flyer for the event, as well as a Support Letter. We are also in need of raffle prizes for walk day. If you have any questions or feedback please email me.

Warm wishes and thank you in advance!


For More Information:
Link to Support Letter:

Monday, June 27, 2011

South Bayview's Summer Sale Event

Thank you Leela!

There were balloon bumble bees & butterflies...and of course lots of SMILES in front of our office on Saturday.

More pictures coming soon!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NEW LISTING! 2 Bedroom Condo, "The Bayview"!

All the conveniences of Bayview & Eglinton without the traffic! Beautifully maintained, smart and spacious 2 bedroom (split layout) plus den! Amazing secluded balcony nestled in the treetops! Open kitchen with breakfast bar! Parking & locker included! What a fantastic opportunity, don’t miss this one!  Visit our Properties Page for more info!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Visit Bonnie Byford Real Estate Ltd.
South Bayview's Summer Sale Event!
Saturday, June 25th, 2011

There will be
for the kids!!

between 12pm - 2pm!

1536 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, M4G 3B6

See You On Bayview!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Update re: Proposed Redevelopment at Broadway & Bayview Avenues

A Message from the Broadway Residents Working Group:

Update re Proposed Redevelopment at Broadway & Bayview Avenues

Your Neighbourhood. Your Community. Act Now.

Dear Residents:

We are pleased that many residents attended the OMB pre-hearing. Your continued show of support is so very important – thank you!

Below is an update about the pre-hearing and a reminder that we are in a key phase of establishing a strategic position. We have connected with professionals for expert advice but cannot continue engaging their services without your financial support. Visit our website at to learn how to donate.

update: omb pre-hearing

The pre-hearing took place on May 19th, 2011 at the Ontario Municipal Board.

The attendees included Mr. Terry Mills of Sherwood Park Residents’ Association (SPRA); counsel for the developer; Sarah O’Connor (Legal) and Ben DiRaimo (Planning) of the City of Toronto and approximately two dozen area residents. As previously advised SPRA are representing the community.

The OMB hearing has been scheduled for October 18th, 2011 and at this point is expected to last 5 business days. Mediation prior to the hearing date is being considered by all parties.

have you donated YET?
funds urgently needed

Thank you if you have already donated; please chat with your neighbours and encourage them to do the same.

We continue to have an urgent need to raise more funds to pay for professional services of a municipal lawyer, traffic consultant and planner. These professionals will help us to form a viable position at the OMB hearing on October 18, 2011. Any amount your budget will allow is appreciated. We suggest a minimum of $100 and hope that some of you will consider an amount in the range of $200 to $500 to help us help you.

Cheques can be made payable to Broadway Area Residents Association.
Mail to:
c/o Linda Lokk
54 Rowley Avenue, Toronto, M4P 2T4

Remember, this developer is seeking to build on 88% of the site versus the allowable 33%. This is going to have a significant negative impact on our entire neighbourhood.

The current proposal for two-storey retail with underground parking will allow a building mass with inadequate transition to the adjacent neighbourhood with no set-backs and a lack of streetscaping and landscaping. It promises to significantly increase the volume of trailers, trucks and cars on our streets. Streets that you use. Streets that your children use.

Our community deserves a better plan than the one the developer proposes.

We cannot sit back and hope for the best. We Must Act.

Please donate to our fund and stay engaged on this important community issue.

You can now visit us on Facebook at Save Broadway – Stop Big Box Retail.

For more information please contact us at

June Update 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

NEW LISTING! South Leaside Detached!

683 Eglinton Avenue East
Sat & Sun 2:30 - 4:30

Wonderful opportunity to own an upgraded 3 bedroom home in Leaside with private drive! Open plan main floor; updated kitchen with island & granite countertops; renovated bathroom with Jacuzzi tub; walkout to sunny south garden; in-law suite potential! Walk to Leaside High School, great shopping & Eglinton TTC!  Visit our Properties Page for more info!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sales and Price Increase in May

TORONTO, June 3, 2011 -- Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 10,046 sales in May 2011 – up six per cent compared to May 2010. This result was the second best on record for May under the current Toronto Real Estate Board service area. The number of new listings in May, at 16,076, was down 15 per cent compared to last year.

"Positive economic news and low borrowing costs led to strong sales through the first five months of the year, including the increase in May," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Bill Johnston. "At the same time, the market has become much tighter compared to last year, due to a substantial dip in new listings."

Homes were on the market for an average of 23 days and sold for an average price of $485,520– up nine per cent compared to $446,593 in May 2010. The strongest rate of price growth was experienced for single-detached homes sold in the City of Toronto.

"We have seen clear-cut seller's market conditions emerge over the past two to three months," explained Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis. "The robust price appreciation that we have seen will hopefully prompt more households to list, resulting in a more balanced market later this year," continued Mercer.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The 2011 Gardens of Leaside Tour

The Leaside Garden Society Presents
The Gardens of Leaside Tour

SATURDAY, June 25, 2011
11:00am to 4:00pm

A personal exploration of our neighbourhood gardens.  Meet the gardeners, exchange horticultural notes, ask questions, discover new ideas, or simply smell the flowers!

Passports will be available for $10 each from May 20th.