new posts
UER Store
location db
db map
terms of service
privacy policy

View with Side Frame!
Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Regent Park
Regent Park
 Viewing Options
Log in to activate viewing options
 Database Info
created by IanK1968 on 2/16/2006 5:48 AM
last modified by Hi/Po on 10/2/2010 5:02 AM
Publically Viewable Publically Viewable
This location has been labeled by its creator as Public, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
looks like Iraq after shock and awe
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Being redeveloped
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Toronto, Ontario
Owner: Toronto Community Housing Corp
  • See a map of this location
  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  • air quality
  • Falling concrete and debris
  •  Interesting Features
    The rubble of the old buildings looks like a war torn city.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • locked doors
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1948
    Closed: 2006
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • head protection
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Regent Park is one of the oldest social housing communities in Canada. Its construction began in 1948. It was intended to replace the squalor of the neighbourhood with a modern, spacious and pleasant environment inspired by Ebenezer Howard's Garden City movement from the United Kingdom.

    The oldest part of Regent Park, located north of Dundas Street, is made up of walk-up apartments and row houses. The units had modern plumbing and appliances and were an instant success with the residents who moved in. The south portion of the site was completed in 1959, comprised of some innovative two-storey units in high-rise apartment buildings, and two-and-three-storey townhouses.

    There are more than 2,000 units of rent-geared-to-income housing spread over 69 acres bordered by Shuter, River, Gerrard and Parliament Streets. It is home to close to 7,500 tenants.

    2005 marked the beginning of a ten year redevelopment project, that will see the neighbourhood's sbuildings replaced with modern housing and improved neighbourhood amenities, with a mix of market rate condominiums and social housing. The traditional street grid will be also be restored.

     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    The revitalization of Regent Park represents a landmark opportunity for urban renewal in the core of Canada’s largest city. Toronto Community Housing is embarking on a two stage process, with the objective of attracting one of the nation’s best development teams to act as Toronto Community Housing’s partner and “master builder” for a portion of Phase I of this exciting and challenging project.

    The first stage is this Request for Qualifications, whereby developers are now being invited to provide submissions detailing their capabilities and experience in connection with the development of the project. Based on these submissions, Toronto Community Housing will create a short list of pre-qualified developers who may be invited to participate in stage two of the process, the Request for Proposals.


    Add your own story
     Photo Galleries
    Click to view gallery
    IanK and Fedge visit (exteriors) Feb 15, 2006
    Thu, Feb 16th, 2006
    posted by fedge
    28 pictures
    Click to view gallery
    IanK and Fedge visit Feb 15, 2006
    Thu, Feb 16th, 2006
    posted by IanK1968
    57 pictures
    Click to view gallery
    the demolition of...
    Sat, Nov 4th, 2006
    posted by stripes
    5 pictures

    Add your own photos

    Mark all galleries as Seen
     Web Links


    Edit this Location
     Moderator Rating
    The moderator rating is a neutral rating of the content quality, photography, and coolness of this location.

    This location has not yet been rated by a moderator.
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 10/2/2010 2:38 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Oct 2 10 at 14:38, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Oct 2 10 at 5:02, Hi/Po changed the following: Status
  • on Oct 2 10 at 5:01, Hi/Po changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, History, Status, Interesting Features
  • on Nov 4 06 at 17:42, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 4 06 at 4:36, stripes added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 4 06 at 4:30, stripes created a new gallery
  • on Mar 25 06 at 15:54, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 22 06 at 15:50, Ishi changed the following: Owner
  • on Feb 16 06 at 7:51, fedge updated gallery picture 02.JPG
  • on Feb 16 06 at 7:51, fedge updated gallery picture 02.JPG
  •  Forum Threads about this Location
    New Thread
     Who's been looking?
    Click here to see who'se been looking.
     Report Problems
    Is this location inappropriate / broken / missing key info?
  • If it's something you can fix, please scroll up and click the EDIT button.
  • If this location was only posted a few days ago, give the creator time to work on it.
  • Please try sending a message directly to the creator of the location. You'll find that info at the top of this page.
  • Otherwise, ONLY if you've already tried to contact the original creator,: Click here to notify an administrator.

  • All content and images copyright 2002-2022 UER.CA and respective creators. Graphical Design by Crossfire.
    To contact webmaster, or click to email with problems or other questions about this site: UER CONTACT
    View Terms of Service | View Privacy Policy | Server colocation provided by Beanfield
    This page was generated for you in 125 milliseconds. Since June 23, 2002, a total of 679863493 pages have been generated.