Robert Home Smith
By Early 1900’s one man’s vision began the transformation of the Humber Valley forever. Robert Home Smith, Financier, Railway Builder, Real Estate Developer and Avid Sportsman, purchased 3,000 acres in the Humber Valley, from Lake Ontario to what was to become Eglinton Avenue. His concept was to develop a unique modern community.In February 1935, Robert Home Smith died suddenly in Toronto at age 58. He never lived to see the completion of his dream. Home Smith willed his estate to his close and longtime friend Godfrey Petit who assumed the chair of President of “Home Smith and Company”.