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, community facilities, active parks and open space.
With nine active construction sites, 2016 will be the biggest year yet in the transformation of Regent Park. Learn more about the progress of Regent Park here.
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: 1,100
Development partner: Daniels
- 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)
- Regent Park Stories: Toronto Community Housing is gathering stories about Regent Park's history. Visit regentparkstories.ca to learn how you can share your stories.
- Read the recent U of T report looking at social cohesion in the revitalized Regent Park (PDF).
- The most recent tenant update meeting was held on February 25, 2016. Click on the following link to see the update meeting presentation.
- MLSE Foundation and Hockey Canada joined Toronto Community Housing, the City of Toronto and The Daniels Corporation to celebrate the opening of the refurbished rink, part of the new Regent Park Athletic Grounds.
- The architects have prepared designs of the next two Toronto Community Housing rental buildings to be built as part of the Regent Park Revitalization, shown below: Block 24 South, at the corner of Sackville St. and St. David St., and Block 27, at the corner of Dundas St. and River St.
- 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.