Canadian Heritage River

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.