This is an archival photograph of two children on bikes circling a lamppost in Baby Point, taken in 1985
Street scene in Baby Point, 1985. Image from the City of Toronto Archives.

The Baby Point HCD Study was prioritized by City Council in March 2015 in consideration of its status as an Archaeologically Sensitive Area (ASA), a high number of development applications, and low degree of heritage protections. The HCD Study was recommended to provide an overall understanding of the area’s history and heritage character and to determine if an HCD would be an appropriate heritage planning tool.

The City Planning Division initiated the Baby Point HCD Study in March 2017 and retained a project team led by EVOQ Architecture with ASI Inc. (archaeology), Urban Strategies Inc. (planning) and Eric Wright (historian) to prepare the HCD Study report.

The Baby Point HCD Study will include a comprehensive property inventory, historical research, character analysis, evaluation of the area’s heritage value, and review of the area’s existing planning framework. The study process includes two public meetings, as well as the convening of two community advisory groups to provide specific and detailed feedback on research, analysis and recommendations.