About Baby Point
Finding a neighborhood of calm and solitude, in the hustle-and-bustle of Toronto, is like finding a unicorn dressed in a fancy hat.
Yet, nestled near Jane and Bloor Street, you are greeted by centuries-old stone gates, that seem to stand guard, marking the entrance into the Eden-like enclave known as ‘Baby Point’ (pronounced “Bawby”).
Steps inside “Bawby” Point, you find tennis courts, trees, 90-year-old Tudor-style homes, and a city shoreline met by the sparkling waters of the Humber River. Baby Point has become an exclusive west-end neighbourhood that is recognized for its rich history – dating back to the 1600s – once a prosperous Seneca Nation village known as ‘Teiaiagon’.
The majority of homes in the Baby Point area were built in the 1920s and 1930s. Many of the which are larger-in-size and built in the arts-and-crafts, English manor, or Tudor styles, that were typical of the time. The most coveted (and oldest) streets in the neighbourhood are Baby Point Road and Baby Point Crescent. These streets are lined with large oak trees, which were often used in the construction of some of the older Baby Point homes – where today we can see: oak staircases, oak trim, oak doors, and oak-mantlepieces.
A 15-minute walk from popular Bloor West village, Baby Point residents easily access local specialty shops, grocers, clothing stores, bakeries, butchers, restaurants, vintage & antique stores, health food varieties, fitness & yoga studios, and delicious bistros. Annette & Jane street are also popular destinations where you will find Baby Point residents enjoying handcrafted burgers, at Woody’s burgers, chowing down on Mexican food, at Mad Mexican, Italian food, at Queen Margherita Pizza, or enjoying a pint at a local pub.
Never dull, Baby Point also plays host to an ambitious social scene. Located off of Baby Point Road, the Baby Point Club is a social and recreational fixture in the neighbourhood. Featuring 2 tennis courts, a log cabin clubhouse, and lawn bowling greenery – the club is host to a variety of social events year-round. And, if you’re not the ‘club-going type’ there are always the picturesque surroundings of Etienne Brule Park, the Humber Valley ravine, and local parquets – ideal hot spots for a jog, yoga, coffee date, or long stroller walk. Baby Point’s coveted old-world neighbourhood charm can impart optimism in any city slicker’s heart.