We love an underdog story, and the Regent Park community is just that. Once an area made up primarily of low-income rentals that the city had allowed to fall into disrepair, the area is undergoing a true renaissance thanks to a grassroots community effort and some financial investment. In this area, you can walk to grab groceries or essentials, and you have great access to multiple streetcar and bus routes. For drivers, easy access to the DVP and Gardiner sweetens the deal.
What Makes It Cool
The tides are turning in the Regent Park community, and it now boasts some of the best services in Toronto as well as a lively arts and activistism community.
Might Not Be For You If...
The Regent Park community still has its grit, so it might not be for you if you’re looking to buy in an established, family-centric neighbourhood filled with other families.
Meet Your Neighbours
Younger people are migrating to the Regent Park community because of its “urban revitalization” title, while investors and older hipster white-collar couples own some of the great older houses throughout the area.
The Real Estate Reality
The Regent Park community is made up of condos and new-ish townhouses. There’s also a healthy dose of Victorian row houses that give some balance to all the new builds.
Daniels Spectrum is a perfect example of what Regent Park is all about. As a cultural community hub, the space plays host to art shows, activities, special events, and programs.
The Regent Park Aquatic Centre is a bright and lofty space with a 25-meter lap pool, leisure pool, spa pool, Tarzan rope, diving board, and water slide. At times, it feels more like a busy hotel than a city pool.
The Paintbox Bistro is a café and catering-focused bistro that attracts Foodies. One of the operating principals of the eatery is to work with social service programs to provide employment, training, and career development individuals facing systemic barriers to employment.
Nelson Mandela Park Public School
Regent Park/Duke of York Junior Public School
Inglenook Community School
Lord Dufferin Junior and Senior Public School
St. Paul Elementary School