Regent Park Revitalization
Built in the 1940’s, Regent Park is Canada's oldest and largest social housing project in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the country (prior to revitalization).
The Regent Park Revitalization project is a public and private partnership transforming 69 acres in Toronto’s east downtown. The project is gaining world-wide recognition for being innovative and sustainable. When complete, Regent Park will contain over 1,800 subsidized or rent-geared-to-income homes (to accommodate the current 7,500 residents) and will also include 5,400 new market units.
In partnership with Toronto Community Housing, The Daniels Corporation and the City of Toronto, MLSE Foundation has joined local residents to celebrate the Regent Park Revitalization and its approaching completion.
The Regent Park Athletic Grounds project focuses on three recreation facilities and four sports with one impact in mind: giving the kids of Regent Park a chance to PLAY.
This project is an opportunity to fully realize the concept of ‘sports as intervention,’ a positive force drawing young people towards healthy, life enhancing pursuits. Over 2,800 youth will have access to innovative athletic grounds that will contain a basketball court, outdoor hockey rink and soccer pitch.