Regent Park is a mixed-income neighbourhood in downtown Toronto. It is encompassed by Shuter Street on the southern side and River Street on the east, Gerrard Street forms the northern border and Parliament Street on the western.
Regent Park is one of the oldest and largest social housing projects in Canada. The majority of the earlier dwellings were row houses and low-rise buildings that were under government management.
The neighbourhood is undergoing a re-development under the Toronto Community Housing Corporation. Old structures are being demolished and replaced with townhomes, commercial structures, rental units, condominium buildings, and the provision of open spaces and active parks.
The plan is to offer affordable housing and organize the neighbourhood facilities as well as bring it to par with other neighbourhoods. The new structures are either for sale or rental, and the successful transformation has resulted in a mixed-income, commercial and residential neighbourhood.