Looking to buy a home or condo near the lake in Toronto? In Toronto- the “City of Neighbourhoods”- Swansea stands out above the crowd for its village atmosphere and compact size, its hilly terrain, historic homes and mature tree-lined streets. Once officially named the Village of Swansea, it was annexed by the City of Toronto in 1967, but still retains that village feel. The fact that it is home to a river, a pond, a number of parks, and has a shoreline on Lake Ontario gives residents the feeling of being out in the countryside, yet downtown Toronto is in easy reach and there’s fast access to the Gardiner/Lake shore routes as well as the TTC.
Swansea is primarily residential and it’s filled with an assortment of housing types and styles, providing options for most budgets. The type of home you’ll find here ranges from traditional 1920's detached and semi detached character homes sitting on tree-lined streets, to apartments, condominiums (older and new), town homes and even a few bungalows!
The most exclusive parts of Swansea can be found on the east and west boundaries of the village– in the west, bordering on the Humber River, is Riverside Drive and Brule Gardens. These highly desirable streets have a lovely mix of architectural styles, from quaint yet spacious cottages to grand family homes. Along the eastern boundary, homes overlooking Grenadier Pond and High Park command the highest prices. All in all- the south end of High Park is a short stroll away, as is Bloor West Village shopping , and at Swanseas south end is quick access to lake Ontario and parkland trails Transportation options include a short bus ride to Runnymede subway station, and easy access to Lake shore Blvd. & QEW highways
Affordable condos, townhomes and apartments are located mostly in the south of Swansea and you can choose from low-rise to high-rise buildings with lake views, depending on your preference. The semi-detached homes mentioned above are located in the more central portion of Swansea- closer to Swansea Public School/community centre and nearby Rennie Park (great for kids- playground, splash pool, tennis courts, ice rink and lots of open grassy areas to run around)