Regent Park was a community originally built in the 1940’s as public housing. By the late 1960’s the development started falling into disrepair, and thus created a reputation of “destitute”, one that still lingers today. But the version of Regent Park that exists now is vastly different. In 2005, a widespread revitalization of the neighbourhood began (some of which still continues now). The focus of the new development is to create mixed-income housing, with new residential buildings, retail and community facilities. The modern Regent Park area is popular amongst those who enjoy condo living, walk-able communities and innovative designs.
The city’s revitalization plan for Regent Park full of wonderful community planning and design. Nowhere in Toronto will you find so many sparkling new and beautifully refurbished facilities. From a brand new pool (with Tarzan rope!) to a gorgeous new arts facility and a sprawling new community centre, Regent Park has quickly become a destination for recreation and community engagement.
This amazing neighbourhood experiencing a rebirth is home to people from all over the world, all income levels and families of all shapes and sizes. This is the right fit for anyone looking for a bustling community, full of life and activity.
One of the major attractions in Regent Park is Daniels Spectrum Cultural Hub a 60,000 square foot community venue. Within the walls of this space you will find arts and community organizations, that provide programs, classes, events, celebrations and much more. This is a great place to check out if you want to learn something knew or see what amazing talent can be found in the community!