Baby Point is a neighbourhood that was named after James Baby, one of the first European settlers to come to this area. James Baby was from a prominent fur trading family and he settled in Baby Point in 1816. James Baby’s property in Baby Point was beautiful. Over time, it became famous for its immense apple orchard, its salmon runs along the Humber River and its freshwater spring.
The Baby family lived in this area until 1910 when the government bought this land from James’ heirs. The government initially planned to built a military fort and army barracks here however in 1912, they decided instead to sell this land to Robert Home Smith. Robert Home Smith developed this land and it was he whom created the first subdivision here. Since then, the Baby Point community has continued to grow and in 2009, one of the newest Business Improvement Associations was established here. Today, Baby Point is a quaint little enclave of York that is definitely worth a visit.