Lampton Baby Point Real Estate and Neighbourhood:
In the 1600's, Baby Point-Lambton was the site of an Iroquois village named Teiaiagon, which was occupied by both the Seneca and Mohawk, but the Marquis de Denonville soon led its razing and destruction. Long since abandoned, the Honourable James Baby settled on this peninsula overlooking the Humber river. Baby was from an esteemed Quebec fur-trading family and a former Upper Canada politician. Baby stumbled upon an idyllic spot, with its lush apple orchards, salmon-choked rivers and even a spring of fresh water that flowed down the hillsides. Baby's heirs lived there until 1910 when it was acquired by the government with the intention of establishing a military fortress and barracks on the site. Plans changed and the land was sold to Robert Home Smith who began the development of the Baby-Point subdivision in earnest, in 1912.
The neighbourhood's south end is made up of rather stately homes, and with a gate originally planned at the Jane and Baby Point Road entrance, the exclusivity of the community was well intended. Eastwards and past Scarlett Road, brick and stone changes to vinyl siding as the houses get smaller, representing the working-class origins of the town. There are some Rosedale-lite Tudor and Victorian homes in the south, with larger lots that look out on the ravine. To the north, more of the of the same style can be seen, albeit in closer-packed spaces.
As far as attractions in Toronto neighbourhoods go, salmon fishing might not spring to mind but near the Old Mill Inn and Spa, there is a stretch of the Humber River that is well-known for this very thing. Every thanksgiving, dozens of anglers cast their lines to catch the large migration of spawning salmon as onlookers marvel from the banks. This spot was not unknown to the First Nations who fished here long before the settlement of the city. The river was even dubbed a Canadian Heritage River in 1999. Nearby Etienne Brule park is just a short walk from Old Mill subway station and it has a multi-purpose exercise trail for jogging and walking and picnic spaces for families as well as four tennis courts.
The neighbourhood of Lambton-Baby Point has four public schools in its vicinity: Warren Park, King George, Lambton Kingsway and Humbercrest. There are two catholic schools named James Culnan, St. Pius X and St. James and two community schools: George Syme and Lambton Park Community School. This is a neighbourhood that greatly benefits from some very unique features in the landscape; the ravines that surround offer nature and wildlife and the historic Humber River offers a beautiful setting unmatched in the rest of the city. Justifiably, Lambton-Baby Point prides itself on its nature that still remains as vital as before any human settlement.