Thank you to everyone who attended our celebration of the Humber River 20th Anniversary as a designated Heritage River, on Tuesday, May 28th at the Baby Point Club. We had a record turn out with over 30 people in attendance. A big shout out and thank you to our 2019 AGM guest speaker Gary Wilkins of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority for his informative and fascinating presentation of the Humber River and Baby Point history. Below are some images of the event courtesy of photographer Lance Gleich.
The Story Behind the Baby Point Heritage Foundation
Founded in early 2010, the Baby Point Heritage Foundation (BPHF) began as a collaboration of neighbours with common interests and a shared goal: to preserve and protect the built heritage of this exceptionally unique neighbourhood. Concerned by interest in demolishing or radically modifying the exterior of homes and streetscape in Baby Point, and catalysed into action by the proposed demolition of a heritage Arts & Crafts home, the group decided to form the BPHF with the view to educate and inform residents and the public of the heritage of the neighbourhood, which is historically, architecturally and archaeologically significant to the history of the City of Toronto, to the province of Ontario, and to Canada.
The Foundation was formally incorporated in August, 2010 as a non-profit, federally-charted organization.
The focus of BPHF efforts involve three core interests:
• to educate and inform residents and the public of the heritage of the neighbourhood, which is historically, architecturally and archaeologically significant to the history of both Ontario and Canada
• through education and awareness programs, help foster local interest in maintaining Baby Point’s historical atmosphere and architectural integrity
• to make application to the City of Toronto for designation of Baby Point as a Heritage Conservation District (HCD) as laid out in a formal submission
Update on HCD
July 12, 2018 – City of Toronto, Toronto Preservation Board Item: Proceeding from Study to Plan Phase for the Proposed Baby Point Heritage Conservation District (please click on link below):