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High Park is mainly residential, containing many semi-detached homes that were built in the early 20th century. At its centre is the neighbourhood’s namesake, the 161 hectare park that is a mix of recreation and sports fields and natural green space. There are cultural and educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds and The High Park Zoo. North of High Park, the neighbourhood has several high-rise apartment buildings, built after the construction of the Bloor-Danforth subway.
The neighbourhood of Swansea is comprised of predominantly residential homes, situated at the western edge of High Park or bordering the Humber River. Most houses originated in the early 1900s. The area is extremely hilly in nature. The waters of Grenadier Pond, Rennie Pond and the Humber River all are at or near the level of Lake Ontario. The majority of the lands of ‘upper’ Swansea are 30 to 40 feet higher than this, with steep hillsides along Grenadier Pond, Humber River and Rennie Pond.
At the heart of the community is the Swansea Town Hall, Swansea Community Recreation Centre and Swansea Public School. Its city council ward is number 13, Parkdale-High Park. Prominent community organizations include, the Swansea Area Ratepayers’ Association and Swansea Seniors Association.