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The village of Swansea is unique from other neighbourhoods in Toronto in that it is still looked after by its own town hall. Throw in the fact that this small little pocket has natural boundaries that include a river, a pond and a major lake and you have a Toronto neighbourhood that is always in high demand.

Houses in Swansea

Most houses in Swansea were built between the early 1900’s and the 1930’s. Houses range from detached, semi-detached, bungalows, some Tudor homes and a few Victorian row houses. As you enter streets overlooking Grenadier Pond or the Brule Gardens enclave you start to see larger estate homes, some custom made and some historically rich homes.

Recently a new lot of condominiums and condo townhomes have been built in the south part of Swansea overlooking Lake Ontario mixing with older condos that have been around since the 1970’s. Renters can also find enjoyment with a section of rental buildings which are all close to TTC and alternate transportation routes.

Schools in Swansea


Swansea Jr. & Sr. Public School

St. Pius X Catholic School

High Schools

Humberside Collegiate Institute

Western Technical Commercial School

Recreation in Swansea

Being surrounded by large parks and Lake Ontario, Swansea residents can enjoy outdoor activities throughout all four seasons of the year. Winter also has Rennie Park Arena for outdoor skating and occasional hockey game. Swansea Community Centre offers programs for people of all ages and has pool facilities for nearby residents. Wintertime also allows for one of the city’s largest toboggan hills to see kids of all ages slide down the huge hill into an empty park area. There is truly something for everyone in Swansea looking for recreational activities.

Shopping in Swansea

Sharing the shopping prestige of Bloor West Village, residents of Swansea have the advantages of shopping on one of the most popular streets in Toronto. On Bloor St. West, shoppers have the option of vegetable markets, meat markets, high end clothing stores, beauty salons, bookstores and much, much more. After a day of shopping in Bloor West, take a break at one of the many coffee shops, bakeries or fine dining restaurants to rest and relax and enjoy top neighbourhood fare.

Events in Swansea

Swansea shares Bloor St. with Bloor West Village so please check out the Festivals in Bloor West Village link for more Festivals in Swansea.