Regent Park

Toronto Community Housing is going beyond bricks and mortar to build clean, safe homes for our residents while creating vibrant communities where people can thrive.

By working together with the City of Toronto, our residents, our neighbours, and our private development partners, we are transforming aging housing infrastructure to build better homes, better neighbourhoods, and a better Toronto for all.

Regent Park is the ground-breaking example of how Toronto Community Housing’s approach to city building can transform a community into a successful, mixed-income, mixed-use neighbourhood, with rental buildings, market condominium buildings, townhomes, commercial space and community facilities.

Location:

Downtown community bordered by River Street (east), Queen Street East (south), Gerrard Street (north), and Parliament Street (west)

Regent Park: By The Numbers

  • Replaced RGI Rental Units: 2,083 (over 1800 in Regent Park and 266 in new buildings nearby)
  • New Affordable Rental Units: Over 210 in Regent Park and 100 in new buildings nearby by the end of Phase 2. Additional affordable rental units in future phases will be subject to funding availability.
  • Market Units: 5,400
  • Project Start Date: 2005
  • Anticipated Project Length: 15-20 years
  • Total Size: 69 acres
  • Amenities: New amenities include the Daniels Spectrum, the Regent Park Aquatic Centre, the new Regent Park, and the Regent Park Athletic Grounds
  • Retail Space: Freshco by Sobeys, Rogers, Tim Hortons, RBC and Main Drug Mart have moved into newly created retail space
  • Employment: 755

Development Information

Regent Park Revitalization

Development Partner: Daniels

Development Timeline:

1995
Tenants approach Toronto Community Housing about Revitalization

2003
City Council approves the Revitalization of Regent Park

2006
Toronto Community Housing selects Daniels as development partner after public RFP process

2007
City Council passes Social Development Plan, developed with residents

2009
Phase 2 construction begins

2012
Phase 1 completed

2014
Phase 3 construction begins

2017
Phase 2 completed (estimated)

2019
Phase 3 completed (estimated)

Recent Updates

  • The Toronto Birth Centre has now opened at 230 Sackville
  • 105 Regent Park families are currently in the process of moving back into their new units in the most recently constructed rental building at 230 Sackville
  • The second rental building in Phase 2, at 180 Sackville, is currently under construction, with an expected move-in date in 2014/2015
  • The resident relocation process for residents in Phase 3 of the revitalization is underway. The Toronto Community Housing Relocation Office is open in Regent Park at 61 Cole Street. This office provides residents with on-site access to the staff that will be supporting resident relocation

If you are interested in finding out more about purchasing a unit in this development, please contact our development partner, Daniels.