Lambton Baby Point

Real Estate Guide: Lambton-Baby Point

Baby Point is a moneyed enclave with lower prices and bigger lots than Rosedale

  • toronto real estate board overview
  • located in sector: W02
  • average 2012 sale prices
  • all homes: $465,191
  • detached houses: $620,634
  • semi-detached houses: $513,500
  • townhomes: $369,515
  • apartments: $351,654
  • neighbourhood map: see map

The stately homes of Baby Point (technically pronounced Bobby Point—named for James Baby, a prominent government official who settled here in 1816—though not even locals use the correct articulation) make up the neighbourhood’s south end. With a gate at its Jane and Baby Point Road entrance, the community announces its exclusivity. A descendant of the Baby family sold the land in 1910, and in 1912 it served as a training ground for Robert Home Smith, the developer who went on to pour his Arts and Crafts soul into Kingsway South. As you get farther east, past Scarlett Road, brick and stone give way to vinyl siding and the houses get smaller, befitting the working-class origins of the town that was known in the 19th century as Lambton Mills (for its wool and grist mills). Unfortunately, the developers who created Lambton pretty much ignored their main assets: the rambling ravine and the snaking Humber. Near the Humber River, the expansive and highly walkable Etienne Brulé Park is a district highlight.

  • LIBRARY AND SCHOOLS
  • SCHOOLS (PUBLIC)
  • Warren Park Junior Public School
    135 Varsity Road, 394-3140
  • neighbourhood hot spots

Bryden’s
Residents meet here for pub fare and casual drinks, not to mention rotating cask ales. 2455 Bloor St. W., 416-760-8069.

Supper Solved
Make your own meals in the on-site kitchen, order entire customized meals, or pick out ready-made dinner on your way home. 2452 Bloor St. W., 416-848-0528.