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Suzanne Senst
Sales Representative

Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. Brokerage

The Community of Lambton, Baby Point

Lambton, Baby Point

Lambton, Baby Point

 

Lambton, Baby Point is a wealthy residential neighbourhood  bounded on the west by the Humber River. The neighbourhood was at one time an Iroquois village. In the 19th century, lawyer James Baby bought the land from the Upper Canada government, which had bought it as part of the Toronto Purchase. The land was developed into the current neighbourhood in the early 20th Century. The name is pronounced by locals as "Babby" Point, to rhyme with tabby or cabbie, in an approximation of how James Baby pronounced his surname. Stone gates at the intersection of Jane Street and Baby Point Road mark the entrance to the Baby Point enclave, which could be said to be a precursor to modern gated communities.

Gates into Baby Point

Gates into Baby Point

Real Estate

The larger homes tend to back onto the Humber Valley ravine and are found along Baby Point Road and Baby Point Crescent, while the smaller homes are found near the Jane Street and Baby Point Road entrance. Most of the homes in the enclave were built in the 1920s and 1930s. The table below shows the average price of solds in the larger area of Lambton and Baby Point, for the 3 months ending on April 24, 2018:

Type

Number of Solds

Average Price of Solds

Semi-Detached

4

$945,250

Detached

14

$1,287,643

 

However, in the smaller area of Baby Point only, the average price of solds for the same 3 month period is as follows:

Type

Number of Solds

Average Price of Solds

Detached

4

$1,614,588

 

Schools

There is a great mix of schools in the area:

  • High Park Day School, an elementary school that features a progressive curriculum and personalized learning
  • Pius X, Catholic elementary school, as there has been such a large demand for spaces, has recently completed a large renovation. This school is shown below: 

 

St Pius X Catholic Elementary School

St Pius X Catholic Elementary School

  • Humbercrest PS, rated by the Fraser Institute at 8.3/10
  • Runnymede CI, Grades 9-12, features a Masters Program and a Communications Technology Program.
  • St James Catholic School, elementary

Shopping/Restaurants/Parks

There is an unusual mixture of specialty stores, antique shops, arts and crafts and an excellent collection of restaurants from many cultures. Fall Salmon Fishing in the Humber River at the Old Mill is fun for anglers and spectators alike.

Without a doubt one of the prettiest settings in Toronto has to be at the Humber River as it flows alongside Etienne Brule Park just below the historic Old Mill Inn and Spa.

Etienne Brule Park

Etienne Brule Park

 

This is the setting every fall around Thanksgiving for dozens of anglers. These fishing enthusiasts wade with their leg high rubber boots into the chilly waters of the Humber River to test their mettle against the teeming amount of Salmon swimming upstream to spawning grounds. The Fall Salmon fishing in the Humber River at the Old Mill is fun for anglers and spectators alike. Curious onlookers also line the banks of the Humber river to marvel at this spectacle; as hundreds of Salmon attempt to jump the weir in the Humber river. These schools of Salmon travel this route each fall as they make their way up the river from the mouth of Lake Ontario to spawn upstream in the Humber River headwaters which originate all the way up in the Oak Ridges Moraine.

 

 

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