Baby Point West Toronto – What’s it like to live here?
Looking for an Executive lifestyle neighbourhood and can’t decide which is the best area for you to live in Toronto? That is very much a personal choice and is often decided from where you are
currently living. It’s often been said that east-enders prefer to stay within the same area and west-enders share the same sentiment. Midtown residents also prefer to stay around their familiar boundaries, but if you’re looking for a fresh option, west-end Toronto offers a fabulous choice in the “Baby Point “enclave that brings a taste of Old-World Charm with a modern twist.
Traditional upscale neighbourhood choices in Toronto have been such areas as Rosedale and Forest Hill with Bridle Path in another league for price and size. Rosedale’s average price has recently been in the $5,848,000+ range with prices going from low $4,000,000’s to over $11,000,000. Semi’s in this area can easily reach up to $4,000,000. Forest Hill prices average at about $5,969,000 and range from low $3,000,000’s to over $17,000,000. These areas certainly offer the uptown vibe with Yonge Street’s shopping, restaurants, and markets along with some of the best schools in Toronto.
Considered to be much more attainable, the Baby Point area price is averaged at about $3,491,000 but can range from $1,753,000 on one of the side streets to $9,600,000 for prime Baby Point.
The homes are typically circa 1920’s to 1930’s with Arts and Crafts, Tudor, and Georgian styles.
They combine traditional charm with original features combined with architecturally bespoke
designs, additions and renovations that personalize the property. Baby Point Road and Crescent
are the oldest streets and are lined with towering oak trees that create a canopy over the area.
Many of the homes have spectacular ravine lots with Humber Valley vistas and backyard oasis’s
that have been created and are often referred to as being Muskoka in the City!
It’s a much more chilled out area here than midtown, without the bustle felt elsewhere in
Toronto. Street traffic is quieter since it’s a residential enclave and has become very family
oriented with children. The demographic here has quite changed over the years and a younger
Executive crowd and family have moved in! Their social scene has picked up with the private
Baby Point Club’s social and recreational activities. They include 2 tennis courts, log cabin club
house, lawn bowling, with planned events happening throughout the year. Residents are attracted to having some of the best walking, and biking trails connecting from James Gardens to Lake Ontario. Nature enthusiasts are drawn to Etienne Brule Park along the Humber River for long stroller rides, dog walking and jogging with friends. Canoeing and kayaking are available on the Humber River and the Old Mill Inn and Spa overlooks the river. Great spot for dinner, jazz, and a spa-treatment! Magwood Forest is also close by with 8.7
hectares of parkland along the east bank of the Humber River with trails, a basketball court and
Another benefit of living in the Baby Point area is the proximity to the Bloor-Danforth subway
line( for conveniently leaving your car at home ) and being really close to some fab hoods such
as Bloor West Village, High Park and The Junction where you can find gourmet food shops,
vintage & antique stores, butchers, fruit markets, bakeries, specialty shops, clothing stores,
yoga and Pilates studios, bistros, brewpubs, fab eateries including Italian, Mexican, Thai, Polish,
Ukrainian as well as an assortment of other choices to salivate over!
If this area sounds like it might be the perfect fit for finding an exclusive address to call your
home, you will have to have patience, as listings are few and far between. Properties
sometimes hit the market after being in the same family for many years and this will be a
wonderful opportunity to personalize your renovation and design to suit your own personal
taste. Otherwise, wanting it already done? …. It’s just a matter of waiting for the right property
to come along!