RE: �TCHC residents feel like they were �duped� in Regent Park redevelopment� (March 29, 2012)
To the editor:
The former Regent Park tenants living at 501 Adelaide St. E. chose to live there as their long term home. All of them were free to decline the offer, wait and move later into one of the almost 1,600 rental units projected to be built on the Regent Park footprint. This was made clear in the conversations staff had with them and in the agreements and leases the tenants signed. To ensure people understood all their options and responsibilities, Toronto Community Housing held special relocation meetings highlighting all phase one buildings, we gave tenants five months� written notice of their move, directed tenants to free third-party legal advice, and made interpreters available.
501 Adelaide St. E. is a brand new, well-designed, high-quality building. It has a landscaped inner courtyard with a splash pad for children. It�s close to schools, TTC, banks, grocery stores, community and recreational centres, and large downtown parks. It�s near the St. Lawrence Market and the Distillery District, and across the street from the Toronto Sun�s office. It�s a great place for tenants to call home.
Chief Executive Officer (interim)
Toronto Community Housing