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 and detached homes and bungalows located mostly in the centre of the neighbourhood. The typical House of the area was built between 1905 and 1935. Swansea Village is the only Toronto neighbourhood that has its own community-run Town Hall. Swansea is also the only Toronto neighbourhood to have a lake, a river, and pond as its natural boundaries. Swansea's hilly terrain, winding roads and many mature trees accentuate the storybook houses that line residential streets of this neighbourhood.
High park area of Toronto offers some of the best recreation and greenbelt view in the city, thanks to the close proximity of High Park, an expansive green lakeshore space populated with mature growth, hiking trails , sports fields, Kids playground and even a zoo!
High Park Gardens Montessori School (416) 763-6097
Swansea Junior and Senior Public School JR-GR8 (416) 393-9080
St. Cecilia Catholic School JK-Gr8 (416) 393-5218
St. Pius X JK-Gr 8 (613) 225-8105
Ursula Franklin Academy (Private High school) (416) 393-0430
Getting Around & Area Amenities
Ease of access to the rest of Toronto and the wider GTA is another plus. The downtown core can be reached via Lakeshore Blvd or the Bloor subway and various streetcar routes, and the rest of the GTA can be accessed via the nearby Gardiner Expressway; the 401 via Keele St.
Nearby, eco-minded Bloor West Village, Roncesvalles Avenue and the Junction Gardens along Dundas Street West, are thriving commercial strips, but luckily well enough away from downtown to be generally free of packed crowds. Akin to main streets in small towns, these community spaces offer many great cafes, European bakeries, delicatessens, specialty food shops, pubs and restaurants, professional services, and utterly charming streetscapes that make a meandering walk or purposeful trip a real pleasure to behold.