Did You Know…? Notable Residents

Over the years, many notable residents have called our neighbourhood home and have been members of the Baby Point Club. Constantine Falkland Carry Smythe (“Conn”) (1895-1980) Owner/manager of Toronto Maple Leafs 68 Baby Point Road Conn Smythe is best known as the owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  As well, the prestigious National Hockey League […]

Centennial Tea Thank You

It was a delight to see so many current and past members, both young and old, at the clubhouse on Sunday, October 22, 2023, for the continued celebration of our centennial year at an elegant afternoon tea. Attendees enjoyed a lovely assortments of teas, coffees and sweet and savoury treats and admired an impressive and […]

50th Anniversary – 1973

In February 1973,  Stuart Robertson was elected to the Board of Governors as the Governor in charge of tennis. Since it was the 50th Anniversary of the Club, he decided to celebrate it with a challenge tennis match between Baby Point Road vs. Baby Point Crescent. The residents of the cross streets joined those of […]

A Brief History of Games Day

It was 1976, Stuart Robertson said “If Montreal can have the Olympics, why can’t Baby Point?” He proposed a plan of having a day of competitions for members of all ages to the Board, who accepted the idea. However, there were many stumbling blocks. When approached by telephone no one wanted to help. Alice was […]

Baby Point Club Tennis History

Baby Point Club Tennis History Tennis has always been an important part of the club’s history. When R. Home Smith surveyed the land he reserved a large lot for recreational purposes in the originaldevelopment of the Baby Point community. In approximately 1923 development of the reserved land was started. Funds were raised by selling stockin […]

Did You Know…? “Juniors”

The Club has hosted tennis and lawn bowling since the very beginning, but did you know about these other activities, especially those geared to younger members? In early 1948, a committee was formed to specifically address younger club members. This group was called the Juniors and was comprised of 16 girls and 22 boys. These […]

Did You Know…? The 1940s

In addition to tennis and lawn bowling, here are a few things that went on in the 1940s: Activities of the Ladies Section included weekly sewing days and book reviews. The War-workers met on Wednesday afternoons. In 1943, they made 478 garments and in 1944, they made 350, including quilting and knitting. The mortgage of […]

Did You Know … ? Early Club Objectives

The early values of the Club live on 100 years later: F.H. Dunham, Club President, in 1943 stated in his annual report, “Success, as I interpret it, is not necessarily measured by a bank balance but rather by achievement. The objects of our Club have been to cultivate and maintain a friendly feeling among our […]

Past Presidents

Did You Know?…

History The Baby Point Club is 100 years old in 2023? In 1919, Home Smith considered selling the one acre site at the junction of Baby Point Road and Baby Point crescent. However, Ann Bell, one of the earliest residents, and other residents, convince him to reserve the site for a community club. In 1923, […]