Next Walk:

We hope to see you at our June 2nd, 2018 walking tour of eastern Swansea, presented by the Swansea Historical Society. This year’s theme “Community and Recreation in Swansea” will feature locations where residents of Swansea relaxed and built community. The starting point is next to the former site of the High Park Mineral Baths, where local residents enjoyed the swimming pools and diving towers for many years: Bennett Park near High Park Subway Station. More info:

Next Meeting:

Wednesday October 3, 2018 SHS Annual General Meeting & Elections, 7:30 pm, Swansea Town Hall Speakers: Trevor Parkins-Sciberras and David Reigate – “Tales of Toronto Transit” Join local transit enthusiasts Trevor Parkins-Sciberras and David Reigate for an enjoyable and interesting presentation on the history of Toronto transit. In addition to an extensive collection of photographs of transit vehicles past and present, Trevor has also created an amazing display of scale models of TTC vehicles using Lego.
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Ontario and Toronto Seasonal Programs in 2018

Doors Open Ontario offers free week-end visits to contemporary and historic sites in 35 communities across Ontario between April and October. (Doors Open Toronto takes place on May 26 and 27). For details, see

Heritage Toronto‘s 61 guided walking tours cover various areas of the City between May and October. To cover the costs of the program, donations of $10.00 per person per tour are “encouraged”. Copies of the Tours Program booklet can be picked up from TD Bank branches or downloaded from

Royal Ontario Museum “ROMWalks” 48 walking tours of Toronto between May and October encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto’s vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education, and more. Most tours are free. View additional information regarding scheduled walks.



Police historian Steven Green is looking for any information, photos, or artefacts related to the Swansea Police Force. If you had a family member on the Force, he would love to document your stories or take photos of any artefacts in order for him to publish an article on this subject. Steven can be contacted at 416-873-8893 or by email at


June 2018 Newsletter:

Cover of Swansea Historical Society June 2018 Newsletter - click to view PDF version

Swansea Historical Society members receive a monthly newsletter via post or email with the latest community news and our events and walking tours. Read our latest newsletter and some recent back issues on our Newsletter page.


President’s Message, June 2018:

by Bob Roden, Swansea Historical Society President

Bob Roden, President of Swansea Historical Society with the 2017 Community award from Ontario MPP, Cheri DiNovo.
Bob Roden, President of Swansea Historical Society with the 2017 Community award from Ontario MPP, Cheri DiNovo.

Our May meeting was the last formal meeting before the summer break. In addition to the “Jane’s Walks” which took place the first weekend in May, we are planning guided walking tours for the summer months… read more of our President’s Message ›


2018 Swansea Community Calendars

We are still selling our new 2018 calendars! Available at our monthly meetings or at the Swansea Town Hall front desk, the price is still $8.00, as in past years (while quantities last). These calendars, with their historical photos and listings of community events, make great Christmas gifts (as do our historical booklets)!

Swansea Historical Society 2018 Calendar
Swansea Historical Society 2018 Calendar

For those who enjoy looking at historic pictures of Swansea and Toronto, we still have a few 2017 calendars for sale at a reduced price, as well as bundles of calendars from previous years.