Regent Park

The July 22 1948 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained a feature article about a new housing development that was going to replace a slum district in the east end of Toronto. This was the Regent Park project.


The diagram above is the architect’s representation of what the Regent Park buildings would look like. The grainy photo below showed the area as it was at the time.


There was also a photo showing the location of the first buildings to be put up:


And, for completeness, here’s the accompanying article (in two parts):



The Regent Park development fell into a state of disrepair in the 1960s, and the layout of the buildings, which isolated them from the rest of the city, made them a crime risk. The site is being redeveloped in a five-phase project that started in 2005.

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