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Runnymede is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada located north of Bloor Street West between Jane Street and Runnymede Road north to Dundas Street West.
It is located directly north of the former village of Swansea and west of the High Park North neighbourhood.
Houses in this neighbourhood are generally (often American craftsman style) two story brick houses, however renovations are becoming popular and many of the traditional homes are being torn down to create larger, more modern homes.
The tree-lined streets in this area, which was annexed by the city of Toronto in 1909 make this a popular residential neighbourhood.
The name Runnymede originates with the estate of John Scarlett, an early landowner in the area. Scarlett owned land in the area as early as 1817. He gave the name Runnymede to his house on Dundas Street.
In 1856, Scarlett's holdings bounded by Jane, St. Clair, Clendenan and Annette were purchased by Marcus Rossin, who sub-divided the lands as the "Runnymede Estate".
The sub-division was vacant until 1878.
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is an English secular public school board that presently serves the City of Toronto, including the neighbourhood of Runnymede.
The school board operates one secondary school in the neighbourhood, Runnymede Collegiate Institute, near the intersection of Dundas and Jane Street.
In addition, TDSB also operates several elementary schools in the area.