Neighbourhoods
High Park-Swansea

In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A charming residential neighbourhood with a mix of historic and modern design.

Property Pulse

Semi-detached homes built in the early 20th century and a mix of condos and apartments.

Community Canvas

A diverse community of highly educated residents.

What You'll Love

The expansive High Park, with its recreational facilities, gardens, and zoo.

Have a look around High Park-Swansea.

High Park-Swansea has a consistent population, and is popular with highly educated people, people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. The High Park neighbourhood is mainly residential, containing many semi-detached homes built in the early 20th century. The park for which it was named spans 400 acres, and is a mixed recreational and natural park, with sporting facilities, cultural facilities, educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds and a zoo. North of the park, the neighbourhood has several high-rise apartment buildings, built after the construction of the Bloor-Danforth subway.

People & Families in High Park-Swansea

Families with kids make up 32% of households in High Park-Swansea, while couples without children make up 24% of households and 38% of households are one person living alone. People in High Park-Swansea come from 150 different ethnic origins, and 31% are first-generation immigrants, while 31% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

10,865

Neighbourhood Population

23,925

Household Size

  • 1 person - 38%
  • 2 persons - 31%
  • 3 persons - 13%
  • 4 persons - 11%
  • 5 or more persons - 4%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 38%
  • Non-family households - 4%
  • Families with children - 31%
  • Couples without children - 24%
  • Multiple families in household - 0%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 26%
  • 2 children - 23%
  • 3 or more children - 6%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 14%
  • 15 to 64 years - 69%
  • 65 years and over - 15%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 26%
  • Irish - 22%
  • Scottish - 21%
  • Canadian - 15%
  • German - 10%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 2%
  • 25 to 34 years - 21%
  • 35 to 44 years - 20%
  • 45 to 54 years - 18%
  • 55 to 64 years - 16%
  • 65 to 74 years - 11%
  • 75 to 84 years - 5%
  • 85 years and over - 3%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 4%
  • 20 to 29 years - 12%
  • 30 to 39 years - 17%
  • 40 to 49 years - 14%
  • 50 to 59 years - 13%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 8%

High Park-Swansea Schools

High Park-Swansea has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 10 public schools, 5 Catholic schools, and 5 private schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include International Baccalaureate, French Immersion, Montessori, and Christian.

Public Schools

10

Catholic Schools

5

Private Schools

5

Having Fun in High Park-Swansea

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in High Park-Swansea feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, dog parks, and skating. There are 6 parks in this neighbourhood, with 47 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 7.

Number of Parks

6

Number of Recreation Facilities

47

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 8
  • Dog Park - 1
  • Pools - 2
  • Rinks - 3
  • Tennis Courts - 18
  • Ball Diamonds - 3
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pads - 2
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Outdoor Games Facilities - 2
  • Botanical Garden - 1
  • Zoo - 1
  • Trail - 1
  • Arts/Performance Facility - 1
  • Fitness/Weight Room - 1
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in High Park-Swansea

There are 129 transit stops in High Park-Swansea. Rail stations include Dundas West Station. In High Park-Swansea, there are a mix of vehicle and transit commuters, most commute within the city, and people have mostly medium commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 81%
  • Commute to another city - 18%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 46%
  • Transit - 40%
  • Walk/bike - 11%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 25%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 37%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 19%
  • 60 minutes and over - 9%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 8%

Work and Education in High Park-Swansea

This neighbourhood is popular with highly educated people, with 62% of adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher and 84% having any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 15%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 5%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 6%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 6%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 9%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 7%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 8%
  • $200,000 and over - 16%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 17%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 17%
  • Sales and service occupations - 17%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 15%
  • Educational services - 10%
  • Health care and social assistance - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 68% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 26% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

High Park-Swansea Homes

In High Park-Swansea, there are mostly condos and apartments. High Park-Swansea has a consistent population, with 41% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 16% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is a mix of owner and renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 24%
  • Semi-detached house - 4%
  • Duplex - 5%
  • Row house - 2%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 29%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 33%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 32%
  • Not condominium - 67%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 34%
  • 2 bedrooms - 26%
  • 3 bedrooms - 21%
  • No bedrooms - 1%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 16%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 16%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 5%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 3%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 2%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 5%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 11%
  • 1960 or before - 54%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 56%
  • Renter - 43%

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