Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is going beyond bricks and mortar to provide a positive tenant experience, build clean, safe homes for our tenants and create vibrant communities where people can thrive.
The Regent Park revitalization showcases TCHC 's approach to city building. Working together with the City of Toronto, Regent Park tenants, their neighbours, our private sector development partners and community partners, we are transforming aging housing infrastructure into a successful, mixed-income, mixed-use neighbourhood, with rental buildings, market condominium buildings, townhomes, commercial spaces, community facilities, active parks and open spaces.
With five active construction sites, the coming year will be the biggest yet in the transformation of Regent Park. Learn more about the progress of Regent Park here.
Location:Downtown community bordered by River Street (east), Queen Street East (south), Gerrard Street (north), and Parliament Street (west)
The creation of new job opportunities is a critical part of the revitalization of a community, made possible through Community Economic Development (CED) funds.
Toronto Community Housing Corporation works closely with its developer partners in Regent Park, Daniels Corporation and Tridel, who mobilize trades, consultants and other commercial partners to create employment opportunities for Regent Park residents. These efforts extend to trade unions and social service agencies that offer training programs for youth, apprenticeships and other onramps to successful careers.
Use these online resources to see what jobs are available in your community:
Regent Park: by the numbers
Once the project is fully completed, the Regent Park revitalization will have built:
- 2,083 replacement rent-geared-to-income (RGI) units
- 399 new affordable rental units
- 5,400 new market condominium units
As of March 2020,
- 1,263 RGI units had been completed.
- 189 RGI units were being planned at 16N.
- Project Start Date: 2005
- Anticipated Project Length: 20-25 years
- Total Size: 69 acres
- Amenities: New amenities include the arts and cultural centre (Daniels Spectrum), the Regent Park Aquatic Centre, the new Re gent Park, and the Regent Park Athletic Grounds
- Retail Spaces: New retail spaces along Dundas Street East and Parliament Street, including Freshco by Sobeys, Tim Hortons, RBC and Shoppers Drug Mart.
- Services: New neighbourhood services on Parliament Street, Dundas Street East and on Regent Park Boulevard, including Main Drug Mart, Dundas East Dental and the Toronto Birth Centre.
- Agency Spaces: New spaces for social service agencies such as the TD Centre for Community Learning and Development and the S.E.A.S. Centre (Support Enhance Access Service Centre).
- 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 for Phase 1 after a public Request for Proposal (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
- 2018 - Phase 2 completed
- 2018 - RFP process begins for to select a developer partner for Phases 4 and 5
- 2023 - Phase 3 completed (estimated)
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 114 River st. 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,