Category Archives: development

Regent Park: March 2011

On March 17, several Shuter residents met with TCHC staff, to get an update on the status of Regent Park phase 2 development.  According to TCHC: 444 existing units to be demolished during phase 2 (demolition almost complete) reconstruction to … Continue reading

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Regent Park: Feb 2011

Here is an official summary of Regent Park redevelopment: about Regent Park:  phase 1, phase 2 status building profiles (what has been built to date) In case the above links no longer work, here is a copy of those pages, … Continue reading

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Regent Park demolition

After awarding itself additional density, the City is moving ahead with more Regent Park redevelopment. Lots of demolition happened during the past 2 months, to make way for Regent Park Phase 2 (which includes the new community centre). In mid … Continue reading

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developments – April 2010

A quick stroll around the “neighbourhood” to check on the current status of local developments (compare to Nov 2006, Nov 2007, Feb 2008, Jan 2009).  The 3 “Streetcar Development Phase 1″ buildings are nearing completion: 569 King E, 549 King … Continue reading

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community centre update

Kudos to the city for its extensive public consultations during the design process for the new Regent Park community centre. Flyers for Feb, March and April meetings were delivered door-to-door to the surrounding neighbourhood (presumably to Regent Park residents as … Continue reading

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Regent Park: What’s Happening?

The redevelopment of Regent Park was first announced in Oct 2004. Here is the original plan (5.5 mb). To summarize: demolish almost all existing housing; retain the existing community centre, health centre, ice rink, and 3 churches [237 Sackville, 509 … Continue reading

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murky waters

In 2004, our city leaders invested in a Toronto Indoor Pool Provision Strategy; the consultant’s final report offers 3 different options (scenarios); no indication on the city’s website which scenario was ultimately adopted. Also no indication whether the new Regent … Continue reading

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new Community Centre

The city is planning to rip down the existing community centre (203 Sackville Green) and spend $20 million for a new facility at the corner of Sackville + Shuter. Here are the tentative plans from the March 10 meeting. There … Continue reading

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Conflict of interest

The following letter was submitted to the City of Toronto.  At its June 23 meeting (which was postponed), the City (as planner) was considering approving yet another substantial increase in allowable heights for Regent Park redevelopment (where the City is … Continue reading

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Regent Park Phase 2

In rebuilding Regent Park, the city is planning a mix of subsidized housing (also known as RGI:  “rent geared to income”, or rental) and “market value (or “owned”) housing.  The city also talks about an “affordable ownership” option:  some sort … Continue reading

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