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Swansea is a neighbourhood in the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, bounded on the west by the Humber River, on the north by Bloor Street, on the east by High Park and on the south by Lake Ontario. The neighbourhood was originally a separate municipality, the Village of Swansea, which was annexed by the City of Toronto in 1967. Swansea has an active Town Hall at 95 Lavinia Avenue, a vibrant meeting place home to such events as antique shows, craft sales, meetings of various local group, and classes. The Community Centre also includes a small gym, and includes a Public Library.

Real Estate
Swansea is primarily residential in nature, consisting of a mix of various housing types. Swansea's high end homes are located either at the western edge of High Park overlooking Grenadier Pond, or on Riverside Drive and the Brule Gardens enclave bordering the Humber river. Swansea also contains a large number of semi-detached houses and bungalows located mostly in the centre of the neighbourhood. The typical house of the area was built between 1905 and 1935.

The nearest shopping for Swansea residents is Bloor West Village. with its great selection of bakeries and delis, restaurants, groceries & fresh produce, unique stores and brand stores like Chapters Indigo and Laura Secord.

house in Swansea Toronto
Home in Swansea Toronto

Parks and Recreation
Rennie Park has four tennis courts, an artificial ice rink, and a wading pool. High Park is nearby, Other Parks include:

  • South Kingsway Parkette
  • Ormskirk Park
  • Sir Casimir Gzowski Park
  • Berry Road Park
  • South Humber Park
  • Etienne Brule Park
  • Home Smith Park
  • Magwood Park

Grenadier Pond
Grenadier Pond, is a large body of water located on the western edge of High Park. It is named after the local Town of York garrison of the 1800s and their use of the pond for fishing. There are two local myths circulating about the Pond. One is that British Grenadiers fell through its thin ice when crossing to defend the city in the War of 1812. Other myths include that the pond is 'bottomless', that is, its depth cannot be measured due to the amount of mud. Fishing remains a popular pastime. Fish caught in the pond are safe to eat, and fishing derbies and casting contests have been held there.

  • Swansea School
  • Runnymede Jr. & Sr. School
  • Park Lawn Jr. & Md. School
  • Humbercrest Public School
  • Western Technical-Commercial School
  • Humberside Collegiate Institute
  • Runnymede Collegiate Institute
  • Etobicoke School of the Arts
  • West Toronto Collegiate Institute

Swansea Toronto History

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