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Baby Point

Baby Point

 

Baby point is a hidden gem in the Toronto real estate market. Originally planned around the turn of the last century by Robert Home Smith, Baby Point is a well designed community with a variety of housing styles at a price that will fit almost everyone's budget. The homes are mostly single-detached homes that range from small affordable bungalows to multi-million dollar mansions around Baby Point Road.

This residential neighbourhood is close to Etienne-Brule Park, which winds along the banks of the Humber river. Imagine seeing Egrets, Herons, and spawning salmon all within the city limits and a stone's through from all that the city has to offer! The Park has walking/running and cycling trails and is an excellent place to have a picnic on a warm summer day. Lessard Park is also located right in the middle of the neighbourhood and provides an excellent place for children to play or to take your dog for a walk.

The community is within walking distance to the shops of Bloor-West village. Independent bakeries, fruit stands, fashion outlets, and restaurants line this well known strip. Farther up Jane St. is an up and coming group of retailers including coffee shops and the neighbourhood hub, Queen Margherita Pizza. 

 

The community is well served by public transit with regular bus service on Jane and Dundas Streets and subway stations located at Jane Station and Old Mill.

 

Schools

 

The area is served by several schools including Humbercrest Public School which has the popular french immersion program from junior kindergarten until the students graduate in Grade 8.

Another option for those interested in a catholic shool would be St. Pius located right on Jane St near the subway station.

Please visit the Toronto District School Board School Locator website to find out more about schools in this area.

 

 

Old Mill

 

The Old Mill is an Inn, jazz bar, restaurant, convention centre, and wedding venue located at the edge of the Baby Point community. Located on the site of Toronto's first saw mill (c. 1793), this structure orginally started out as a tea house in 1914 by the founder of the Baby Point and the Kingsway Park community, Robert Home-Smith. Home-Smith was a lawyer, turned businessman who made most of his money in railroads and northern mining speculation. Home-Smith was also a tireless civic leader who was part of the city-beautiful movement which was formed to transform Toronto into a beautiful city in the vein of "Paris or London instead of Pittsburgh or Birmingham". This lead to the developement of the Toronto waterfront as well as a huge tract of land he acquired near the Humber River. This ulitimately lead to the Old Mill Restaurant being built in 1914.

 

 

Baby Point Club

 

Baby point also is home to the Baby Point Club, where members, who must reside in the community, can play tennis, join fitness classes, participate in lawn bowling, or just socialize with their neighbours.

 

 

My Favourite Restaurants

 

Campo -  SERVING ITALIAN AND SPANISH INSPIRED CUISINE

In the owner's native tongue, campo can mean "field" or "countryside". To chef/owner Carlos Ventura, it means much more; it is a source of food and strength - a source of good health, happiness and that welcoming feeling of being home.

In 2014, Campo was established as an opportunity to build a place where one can enjoy simple, rustic and hand-made meals from locally and seasonally-sourced ingredients. 

 

Queen Margherita Pizza - NEAPOLITAN STYLE PIZZA

This is a local hub in the community. Packed on a Friday night. Fantastic pizza in a family friendly atmosphere.

   

 

Stores in the Neigbourhood

 

The Baby Point Gates Business Improvement Area has 81 businesses largely located on Jane St. near Baby Point Road. tore range from Hardware stores, Restuarants, to Hair Salons.  Everything you need is right at your doorstep in this community.