Unlike many redevelopment projects, the Revitalization of Regent Park is unique in that it has always involved a two-track approach – a physical redevelopment, and a Social Development Plan.
The Regent Park Social Development Plan (SDP), endorsed by Toronto City Council and the Toronto Community Housing (TCH) Board of Governors in 2007 and funded by the City of Toronto in 2020, was the first of its kind. The physical development plan, operationalized through the Zoning By-law, called for new streets, parks and facilities, along with new residential buildings and townhouses. The SDP, on the other hand, would function as a change management framework that outlined the social, economic strategies and mechanisms that would improve the quality of life for Regent Park residents and lead to a revitalized community.
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