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Eastern Swansea: Country in the City

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Come explore the eastern part of the former village of Swansea, once an isolated area and summer escape from Toronto. Learn about the distinct history of this piece of "country in the city," including stories of how Catfish Pond got its name, why Swansea resisted annexation to Toronto, and why—despite not being under prohibition—you couldn't get a drink south of Bloor until the 1990s.

Start Point:  Runnymede Library (2178 Bloor Street West)

End Point:   Queensway and Ellis Avenue


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Runnymede Library
2178 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6S 1M8
Canada

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Heritage Toronto

Heritage Toronto is a charitable arms-length agency of the City of Toronto established in 1949.  Our mandate is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Toronto’s past and present among residents and visitors through education, commemoration and celebration of the city’s diverse people, places and events. Through partnerships with local community groups and volunteers, Heritage Toronto provides city-wide programs and services.

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