Located on the west end of Toronto, Swansea is a delightful and picturesque neighbourhood that's bounded by the Humber River to the west, Bloor Street to the north, High Park to the east, and Lake Ontario to the south.
The winding roads, gently rolling hills, and mature trees create a perfectly picturesque backdrop for the homes in this wonderful neighbourhood. It truly is a community that you'd see in a fairytale.
Some of the more prestigious detached homes in Swansea have the privilege of overlooking High Park, Grenadier Pond, Humber River, or Brule Gardens. In particular, the north-west corner of Swansea is where you'll find larger, more distinctive homes perched on lots on windy streets.
Other residential types in the neighbourhood include semi-detached homes and bungalows built in the early 1900s. Low-, mid-, and high-rise condominium buildings can be found towards the southern end of the neighbourhood, as can newer townhome complexes.
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Residents of Swansea have the benefit of being nearby one of the most popular and vibrant shopping districts in Toronto: Bloor West Village. Some of the most unique shops, boutiques, eateries, pubs, cafes, bakeries, and delicatessens can be found along Bloor Street West, all within walking distance from most of the residences in the community of Swansea.
Several events and festivals take place in adjacent Bloor West Village, which Swansea residents can enjoy year round, including the InsideOUT Sidewalk Sale, Street Fest, Movie Nights, Halloween Fest, and Santa in the Village.
Enjoying the outdoors is made easy thanks to Rennie Park, which features four tennis courts, an ice rink, and a wading pool for the kiddies to cool off in throughout the summer. Locals can also gain quick access to the city's most famous park: High Park. This 399-acre green space features all sorts of traits that keep residents and visitors busy.
Swansea also features a Town Hall, the only neighbourhood in the city of Toronto to have one of its own. Many events take place at the Town Hall, which also happens to be home to the Swansea Memorial Public Library. The neighbourhood's community centre is also a resource for activity, providing a small gym for locals to keep active.
Families make up a predominant demographic in Swansea, and the schools reflect this fact. Parents can send their children to a number of different schools in and around the area, including Swansea School, Runnymede Junior & Senior School, Park Lawn Junior & Middle School, Humbercrest Public School, Runnymede Collegiate Institute, and West Toronto Collegiate Institute.
Parks & Recreation
Swansea is serviced by bus routes along Windermere Avenue and Morningside Avenue. Those who need to travel by train can do so by accessing the Runnymede and Jane subway stations within walking distance. There is also streetcar service along The Queensway. Commuters travelling by vehicle can get in and out of the city via the Gardiner Expressway, Lakeshore Boulevard, and The Queensway, which are just minutes from the neighbourhood.