High Park-Swansea is south of Bloor Street West, and to the north is The Queensway. Roncesvalles Avenue passes on the east side, while Humber River is to the west.
The High Park-Swansea neighbourhood has one of the highest population growths in the GTA. However, it does not have much population diversity. The neighbourhood has a high percentage of working age people (49%), seniors (16%), and a low percentage of families with youth. Top non-official languages are Polish and Ukrainian and the top ethnic origins are English, Irish, Scottish, and Polish. Residents have a median after-tax household income of $62,128, and it has a high population of educated people, some with post-secondary education. The residents of the High Park-Swansea neighbourhood are thankful for its safe streets and enjoy very little crime at 107 incidents per 10,000 people per year.
The High Park-Swansea neighbourhood has a high number of low-rise apartments (33%), single-detached houses (27%), and duplexes (6%), compared to the City of Toronto. On the other hand, it has a low number of high-rise apartments, semi-detached houses, and row houses. Home values in the neighbourhood are $622,206, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. This is a neighbourhood with the most abundant green space in the Greater Toronto Area, with a lot of trees for picnicking and enjoying the outdoors.
Take a shopping trip to Dufferin Mall or Hazelton Lanes, located 4 km and 7 km away. Grocery shopping can be done at No Frills or take a trip to Walmart, 4 km away. There are a number of parks in the neighbourhood in which to relax, including High Park, Lucy Maud Montgomery Park, South Kingsway Parkette, Sunnybrook Parkette, Ormskirk Park, Rambert Crescent Parkette, Rennie Park, Riverside Drive Parkette, Willard Gardens Parkette, and Windermere Avenue Parkette. Also located within the neighbourhood are St. Joseph’s Health Centre, High Park Library, Swansea Memorial Library, and Swansea Community Recreation Centre.
Gardinery Expressway runs along the south border of the neighbourhood, and HWY 400 is located 9 km away. Catch the subway at Jane Station, Runnymede Station, High Park Station, Keele Station, or Dundas West Station. Grab the GO at GO Bloor, located nearby.
Landmarks in High Park Swa Etobicoke
The major neighbourhood landmarks are Swansea Town Hall, High Park Zoo and St. Joseph's Health Centre Toronto.
Schools and Childcare in High Park Swa Etobicoke
Elementary schools in the High Park-Swansea neighbourhood are Swansea Junior and Senior Public School, Howard Junior Public School, and Garden Avenue Junior Public School. Neighbourhood childcare centres are Windermere Early Learning Centre, Windermere Kids Inc., La Petite Ecole, Kids Zone – Constance, Kids Zone – Glendale, Howard Park Children’s Centre, Sunnyside Day Care on High Park Blvd., Sunnyside Garden Day Care, Swansea Kids Plan, and Ola Day Care Inc.