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Neighbourhood Improvement Area:

#72 Regent Park

Councillor & Ward:

Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto Centre

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Social Development: Develop a community services plan to increase access, coordination, communication, access to space and safety through implementation of the Regent Park Social Development Plan (SDP)
  • Physical Surroundings: Create an action plan for Regent Park spaces exploring opportunities for shared space use, free use of space for residents and groups within Regent Park, assist with the development of outside space and common spaces through revitalization such as street-scaping, murals, art installations, gardens, social gathering space and green spaces
  • Economic Opportunities: Explore opportunities through collective impact with Toronto Community Housing, Developers, local businesses and employment service providers to increase opportunity/access to employment while implementing SDP
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Establish a communication plan to increase information sharing between residents, service providers, business, and government; enhance Resident engagement throughout
  • Healthy Lives: Create a health and well-being plan to address concerns identified by local stakeholders—including aspects of community safety and environmental health

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Social Development: Launched a new community newsletter with 325 new subscribers and print copies distributed in high traffic community spaces
  • Physical Surroundings: Organized an information session for the community about existing and newly-built community spaces in Regent Park to increase resident knowledge of what spaces are available and how they can use them
  • Healthy Lives: Completed two neighbourhood surveys about health and employment/entrepreneurship; 15 project ideas were collected through this process and funding opportunities were discussed