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, community facilities, active parks and open space.

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 Site Plan

Click on the image above to view the full site plan

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 most recent tenant update meeting was held on September 24, 2014. Click on the following links to see the update meeting presentation and the tenant newsletter.
  • The Daniels Corporation, Toronto Community Housing and the City of Toronto celebrated the opening of the new central park in Regent Park on June 21st. The park now offers shared community space, including a bake oven, greenhouse, community gardens and a large playground.
  • Toronto Community Housing, The Daniels Corporation, MLSE Foundation and representatives from the City of Toronto kicked off the beginning of Phase Three of the Regent Park Revitalization in May. Phase Three features the 2.8-acre (1.1-hectare) Regent Park Athletic Grounds.
Regent Park Athletic Grounds
  • 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.