Regent Park Gears Up for Demolition Day

Regent Park Gears Up for Demolition Day

August 22, 2007

Event Signals Demolition of Regent Park Phase One

Historic new beginning celebrated at Parliament and Oak Streets

PHOTO OP: DEMOLITION OF REGENT PARK BUILDINGS

Mayor David Miller and the Honourable John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing will join Toronto Community Housing CEO Derek Ballantyne, board members and residents to take the first crack at demolishing the buildings at Regent Park. The event will mark the demolition of the first buildings in Phase One of the historic revitalization of Canada�s largest social housing property.

Phase One includes the block bounded by Parliament, Oak, Sackville and Dundas Streets. The buildings will be completely demolished this winter, with construction slated to begin by mid-summer 2006 and completed by 2008.

TCHC is the largest social housing provider in Canada, housing 164,000 residents, about six per cent of Toronto�s population.

For more information, please contact:
Laurie Stephens, Toronto Community Housing
416-981-4349; 416-402-8149
laurie.stephens@torontohousing.ca