Monday, May 05, 2008
woke up, it was a swansea evening and the first thing that I saw
A net sat there waiting, for the next puck to come through
Walk around or play
There are benches to examine
(apologies to Joni Mitchell)
Swansea was one of the smallest of the municipalities folded into Metropolitan Toronto back in 1954 and was annexed with Forest Hill into the old city of Toronto in 1967. Bounded by Bloor, the Humber River, Lake Ontario and High Park, Swansea is primarily residential with most retail lying along its northern edge (the Bloor West Village strip). Cue a late March stroll through the former village.
which I wrote about on Torontoist. Located on a side street north of The Queensway, Swansea Plaza is one of the city's hidden shopping centres and is on its way to becoming a condo site. Shoppers, Valu-Mart and CIBC have pulled out of the plaza, leaving a restaurant and convenience store.
Lucy Maud Montgomery. No pig-tailed redheads were observed that night.
All photos taken March 27, 2008. Full set on Flickr.