Regent Park

Why we like it.

Regent Park is in midst of the most ambitious revitalization project the City of Toronto has undertaken in recent memory. The New Regent Park, developed by Daniels Corporation is a mix of market value condominium towers and townhouses along with brand new subsidized apartment buildings. The project is about halfway through a 15-20 year plan, of replacing existing building, adding new parks, retail, recreation and cultural centres.

Regent Park offers an affordable home buying option in the heart of downtown. It’s easy walking distance to Cabbagetown, Corktown, St. Lawrence Market, the Distillery District and Riverdale.

Want more information? Here ya go. http://www.torontohousing.ca/regentpark

Avg House Price # of Sales Yr/Yr Change
1 Bedroom Condo $323,231 70 0%
2 Bedroom Condo $418,721 33 0%

Best Eats.

Regent Park just happens to be the home of both the best Thai food and the best samosas in all of Toronto. Not too shabby!

SukhoThai

Could very well be the best Thai food outside of Thailand. Specializing in cuisine from Northern Thailand – this place is the cure for the ketchupy Pad Thai that plagues the city. Only downside: the often long wait times for a table.

Paintbox Bistro

This top notch Bistro on the ground floor of the Paintbox condiminium building features a creative menu focused on seasonal ingredients. Not only are the prices reasonable, they provide education and career opportunities for local residents. Finally, a meal you can feel good about!

Sultan of Samosas

The original location on O’Connor Dr. has long been known as the go-to samosas place in the city. Now there’s one downtown. Yum.

Caffeine Fix.

Currently, the only place to get your caffeine on is Tim Hortons. Lucky you though – Cabbagetown and Corktown are a short stroll away. Caffeine crisis averted.

Grocery.

FreshCo (by Sobeys)

Brand spanking 4 year old grocery store right at the corner of Parliament and Dundas. Grocery shopping has never been so convenient.

Regent Park Farmers Market

Everyone loves a good Farmers Market. This one runs from June to September at the corner of Dundas St and Regent Park Blvd. The Regent Park Farmer’s Market is unique in that it offers small plot growers and rooftop gardeners from across Toronto the opportunity to sell their bounty. How cool is that?

Shopping.

Not exactly known as a shopping destination – at least not yet. The new ground floor commercial strip on the pedestrian friendly Regent Park Blvd is about to change that. Stay tuned.

Culture.

Daniels Sprectrum

“Daniels Spectrum is a platform for cultural exchange and collaboration, with programming rooted in Regent Park. It showcases artistic talent, acts as an incubator for creativity and a workshop for social and cultural innovation.” Pretty nifty. Tenants include the Regent Park Film Festival, Native Earth Performing Arts, Regent Park School of Music, The Centre for Social Innovation, COBA Collective of Black Artists and ArtHeart Community Art Centre.

Coleman Lemieux & Companie

A modern dance company founded in Quebec in 2000, CLC creates, produces and presents varied works on a local, national and international scale. Housed in the old Salvation Army Citadel building on Parliament St., the building feature a dance theatre, workspaces and a yoga studio.

Well Being.

Regent Park Aquatic Centre

Housed in a beautiful building designed by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, this facility features a lap pool, leisure pool, warm water pool, tarzan rope, diving board and water slide!

Schools.

Elementary Schools

Rating 6.8Sprucecourt Junior Public School 

Rating: 4.7Lord Dufferin Junior and Senior Public School

Rating: 3.4Nelson Mandela Park Public School 

Secondary Schools

Rating 5.5Jarvis Collegiate Institute

Transit.

Streetcar

506 Carlton – Map

505 Dundas – Map

Bus

65 Parliament – Map

Time to Union Station by TTC: 15 Minutes

Time to Yonge and Bloor by TTC: 18 Minutes

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