On February 19, Toronto Community Housing was honoured to host a visit from Ms. Ella Vogelaar - Minister of Housing, Communities and Integration - Kingdom of the Netherlands. Ms. Vogelaar was accompanied by officials from the Kingdom of the Netherlands' Consulate in Toronto and the Embassy in Ottawa. The group were taken on a tour of Regent Park. The Minister was interested in learning more about the Revitalization of Regent Park, as well as Toronto Community Housing's tenant participation system and community development initiatives in partnership with community agencies.
Currently home to about 7,500 people, Regent Park is a vibrant place of families, schools and community spirit. For more information on Regent Park, visit www.regentpark.ca.
Photo - from left to right:
Ms. Saskia de Lang - Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ottawa; Mr. Mr Johan Kramer - Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto; Ade Davies, Community Housing Manager for Regent Park; Ms Ella Vogelaar - Minister of Housing, Communities and Integration, Kingdom of the Netherlands; Derek Ballantyne, CEO, Toronto Community Housing; Astrid de Vries - Deputy Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto; and Mr Leon van Halder - Director-General of Housing, Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Photo courtesy of Chaplain Andrew Allan, Christian Resource Centre