BEST DEVEL­OP­MENT PRO­POSAL

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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.

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