BEST DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL
REGENT PARK REDEVELOPMENT Bordered by Shuter, Parliament, River and Gerrard Most of the the dozen-odd waterfront redevelopment
proposals currently in the planning stages have the potential to redefine our cityscape. But aside from the West
Don Lands and East Bayfront projects, they’re more likely to be mired in bureaucratic infighting than to become reality any time soon. The ambitious 28-hectare Regent Park redevelopment being spearheaded by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation is not only breathtaking in scope but rights a decades-old disaster in social housing planning. Its proposals for open spaces, mixed use and environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods (rainwater will be collected to irrigate trees) and art celebrating the area’s cultural heritage will revive and reintegrate an isolated neighbourhood.