BABY POINT REAL ESTATE = BABY POINT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Baby Point is rich in Real Estate History: The site with its tremendous fortification feature and location by
the Humber River was the settlement of the Seneca Indians in the 1600’s. The first reported European
visitor to Toronto was Étienne
Brûlé who befriended the Senecas at Teiaiagon Village– the site of current day Baby Point.
With the foundation of the town of York (Toronto) in 1793 the native American population had dispersed from this area
and in 1816 James Baby (pronounced bah-bee), a prominent former politician of Upper Canada and member of a Quebec fur trading
company created a settlement which was what has become a Toronto Garden Oasis. In 1910 the Government acquired
the land with the intention to build a military fortress here yet in 1912 it was sold to Robert Home Smith who in turn developed
the area as a subdivision in 1912. It is believed that one first people to have a home here was Mr. William
Yardley of the Yardley cosmetics company (first at #1 Baby Point Cres. and then when construction was completed at # 49 on
the Crescent – named Tooraweenah).
RECREATION: The social and recreational centre of this neighbourhood is the
Baby Point Club, located on the island surrounded by Baby Point Road, Baby Point Cres. and Fleury St. This private neighbourhood
club features two tennis courts, lawn bowling and a log cabin clubhouse that hosts various social events throughout the year.
Having been privileged to have lived at 19 Baby Point Cres. for 10 years, the uuthor, during his youth, can confirm
how living on Baby Point is like living in a small village in the heart of the city. The Baby Point Club embodies this and the club house acts as a Community
Centre for social events, bridge, and sports functions: activities designed to strengthen the community and Baby Point culture.
In the 1970`s the writer recalls the festive Baby Point Games (like the Olympics but for the kids and families in the area).
This atmosphere of Community continues to thrive according to several sources who reside on `the Point`.
POINT ARCHITECTURE & MORE BABY POINT HISTORY
The Georgian and Victorian Architectural styles are most dominant although in recent years renovated homes have also added
a touch of modernism architecture. The majority of Baby Point houses were built in the 1920s and 1930s
and within these homes contain rich oak trim and doors as well as ornate fireplaces. For the most part, when driving around
The Point this early 1900’s charm is for the most part being maintained. A large part of the architecture
within this Community extends itself the the immaculately maintained garden and front gardens. View Baby Point in Google Map and see these gardens which in many cases comes with an indoor and or outdoor swimming
BABY POINT LIVING IN TORONTO CANADA
Often historic Baby Point Homes (and Baby Point Mansions) serve to be ideal as a Toronto Executive Home
suitable for elegant entertaining. The minimal traffic on these streets also makes Baby
Point an ideal location as a Toronto Family Home. Being one of the
city’s most affluent areas, many of Toronto’s finest homes can be found in Baby
Point, Their professionally landscaped property
being a sanctuary protected by tall mature trees. Surrounding
the peninsula of Baby Point are two valleys: Warren Park and Langmuir which themselves border the extensive Humber River Parkland
sytem: Etienne Brule Park to the south and Magwood Park to the north. Two car garage,
three car garage and even four car garage homes
can be located in Baby Point. Amenities such as Fitness Centers, Saunas, Swimming Pools,
Wine Cellars and so forth would be some of the features one might find when searching for Baby Point Real
Estate For Sale.
BABY POINT LAND IN TORONTO CANADA
Baby Point vacant
land and condominiums are non-existent in Baby Point. The main building theme is to
concentrate on upgrading the houses infrastructure and doing renovations to compliment the early to mid nineteen hundreds’
charm. The home at 49 Baby Point Cres. has for example a state-of-the-art sound system that is wired to serve every room is
this several are mansion. Two doors down from this a noted Toronto surgeon expanded the house to go from being huge to becoming
gigantic. The house between has a waterfall in the backyard. In the north-west corner
where Baby Point Rd. becomes Baby Point Cres. another massive home was converted from being that of large home. With the ingenuity
of Industry Captains willing to invest in a Baby Point Real Estate Gem there will no doubt be such future developments over
time, whether it be by acquiring a large Baby Point Estate or series Baby Point Estates to build the next best architectural
masterpiece. As the saying goes there is a price for almost any real estate and acquiring Baby Point Land
would well express this adage.
POINT THE COMMUNITY
Set on the ravines
leading to the Humber River Valley to the west, Baby Point has ample green space
itself yet with immediate access to these parklands walking & hiking trails and bicycle paths
are close by to connect to the rest of Toronto. Minutes
from Downtown Toronto, residents of Baby Point have an extensive array of services, shops,
restaurants and entertainment in the Bloor West Village
and Junction districts: Big Box stores are just a ten minute drive away. Local schools
(Public & Catholics) are within a 10 to 15 minutes walk and private schools between 35 to 60 minutes
by public transportation. Agood selection of Child Care Facilities
serve this distinguished neighbourhood. Some of Canada's richest
and most famous citizens have called or call Baby Point home.
Baby Point may indeed be a sound Real
Estate Investment into quality living close to Downtown Toronto.
Baby Point Living includes having a somewhat central
Toronto location with excellent access to Toronto’s major transportation
routes (major roads and highways) which serve the city to and from all
directions: Minutes to the Gardiner Expressway for east and west highways along Lake Ontario
and 15 -20 minutes for highways to the north and west. Baby Point Homes
are often complimented with Estates north of Toronto on either sides
of the Highway 400. For example in non rush-hour it’s a forty minute drive north to one’s Caledon Real Estate or 90 minutes to a Georgian Bay cottage or ski chalet.
The highways surrounding Toronto serve as transportation spurs
that lead to the many Ontario vacation areas
such as Georgian Bay, Muskoka,
Haliburton and The Kawarthas.
Living in Baby Point means that you can be at the island airport within 20 minutes and Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International
Airport within 35 minutes.
PUBLIC SERVICES ENJOYED BY THOSE RESIDING IN BABY POINT
As with most
every area of the city the concentration of public services are close by: As with all
of Torontonians the city’s Public Services supply basic needs: Water,
Sanitation, Public Transit (Bus and Trolley to Subway ride is available at the Jane &
Annette St.: the eastern border considered the Main Entrance to Baby Point), Snow Removal, Parks
& Recreation, etc.
Toronto is a leader in the Health Care field.
Numerous Hospitals, many of which have gained international notoriety are within a 10 to 20 minute
drive during non rush-hour. While the public services are distributed evenly throughout
the city, no doubt the influence and power that constitutes this neighbourhood’s culture
helps to ensure that this Residential District is especially well maintained – if
only in large part owing to their exceptional astuteness at crafting a quality living environment and possessing
no doubt excellent communication skills.