AUGUST 2, 2023

Regent Park Gets the Green Light: City of Toronto Approves Rezoning Application for Phases 4 & 5

City approval marks an important milestone for this visionary redevelopment which includes hundreds of new affordable homes, a library and more.

The highly anticipated redevelopment of Phases 4 and 5 of Regent Park, a visionary urban community in Toronto’s east end, is one step closer to actualization with the recent City approval of its rezoning plan. Led by Toronto Community Housing and Tridel, the selected Development Partner for the final phases of Regent Park, the ambitious project will continue to transform this thriving neighborhood and create opportunities for its diverse residents.

The official unveiling of the revamped basketball court took place today at the heart of the Alexandra Park community, marking a significant step towards enhancing sports facilities and community engagement in this vibrant downtown Toronto neighbourhood. Youth enrolled in programs at the community centre participated in activities run by Their Opportunity, practicing their skills alongside John Tavares and Pascal Siakam.

Speakers in attendance included Ausma Malik, Deputy Mayor for the City of Toronto; Randy Gill, President of Their Opportunity; John Tavares, Captain and Centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs; Pascal Siakam, Forward for the Toronto Raptors; Jim Ritchie, President of Tridel; and Tom Hunter, Interim President and CEO of TCHC.

The project was initiated in response to the needs expressed by community members during a Community Revitalization Working Group meeting, comprised of members of the Atkinson Housing Co-operative, TCHC residents, and Tridel and TCHC employees. Recognizing the opportunity to make a more meaningful impact, Tridel stepped forward to fully restore the basketball court, with additional support from their network of trades and suppliers and contributions from like-minded organizations. Key enhancements that transformed the court include a professionally resurfaced playing surface and brand-new basketball poles and hoops. The renovation not only addresses the community's need for improved sports facilities but also fosters a sense of unity and empowerment among residents.

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