The Humber River ( A Canadian Heritage River)

THE HUMBER RIVER – A CANADIAN HERITAGE RIVER: Baby Point is a promentory of land sitting above the east bank of the Humber.  It is located between modern-day Jane Street and the Humber to its western boundary, with the Old Mill and Bloor Street to the south.

The Humber River, which flows around the Baby Point promentory, was officially designated a Canadian Heritage River at a plaque unveiling ceremony in Toronto on 24 September 1999. The Humber is part of the Canadian Heritage River Systems (see Links tab for more information).

The Humber watershed has provided a home for many in the past 12,000 years, first for Aboriginal peoples and later for European explorers and settlers. More than half a million people of different cultures live in the Humber watershed, both rural and urban, and many more travel to the watershed for work and recreational purposes. The national designation was made because of its outstanding human heritage and recreational values and the contribution it has made to the development of Canada.

Those who live on the Point are influenced on a daily basis by this beautiful river, so important in defining another characteristic that makes this neighbourhood unique.


Exhibition on the Humber River titled What’s Up With the Humber River?

Please take time to view and enjoy this beautiful and informative exhibition on the Humber River curated by Kate Campbell, Master of Museum Studies and Master of Information Graduate, 2019.  (link below)

Many thanks to Kate Campbell and Heritage York for allowing us to share this exhibition with our community. The exhibition was originally created as a temporary physical exhibit shown at Lambton House from January to July 2019.