Explore High Park-Swansea
Now is the time for residents to experience all that tourists have been raving about for years. Discover shops, stops, places and spaces on city main streets. Stay curious, Toronto.
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We hope that you enjoyed exploring this Toronto neighbourhood and found many other points of interest along the way. While StrollTO highlights some of the 'hidden gems' in the neighbourhood, there may be others that could be included in a future edition. Would you like to share a point of interest that you discovered in the neighbourhood? Email us at [email protected].
This stroll traverses a neighbourhood which encompasses what is perhaps Toronto's best known green space: High Park. It also includes the formerly independent community of Swansea, notable for its historic charm, quiet streets, and a bustling corridor of fantastic local businesses in the Bloor West Village BIA. The area also includes part of Roncesvalles Village, which is historically the social and cultural centre of the Polish-Canadian community in Toronto and hosts a large commercial strip along Roncesvalles Avenue. Unique local businesses and restaurants also abound in the Parkdale Village and Bloor By the Park BIAs.
Accessibility information: All points of interest are viewable from the street, including those found in High Park. However, please note that other areas of High Park outside of the featured points of interest include unpaved trails, steep hills, stairs, and narrow passageways. Also, the interior of Colborne Lodge is partially accessible.
Soundtracks of the City
From global superstars to local favourites and ones to watch, the Soundtracks of the City playlists all feature artists who have called Toronto home. Whether it’s a lyric about the neighborhood, an artist representing a cultural community, or a tie-in to the StrollTO itinerary itself, all the music reflects connections to an individual ward or the City as a whole.
Music was chosen based on an artist’s Spotify presence and each song’s broad appeal, as well as its associations with the cultures, languages and ethnicities that reflect Toronto’s neighborhoods and diverse music scene. Soundtracks of the City combines 425 songs that feature more than 500 different local artists or acts, showcasing songs in 23 different languages.