Toronto Community Housing, along with The Daniels Corporation and the MLSE Team Up Foundation, made a game-changing announcement about the Regent Park Revitalization initiative at a press conference on Wednesday.

Gene Jones, the president and CEO of Toronto Community Housing, unveiled phase three of the revitalization, which will include replacement social housing, state-of-the-art sports facilities and market condominiums for the neighbourhood.

Tom Anselmi, MLSE President and Martin Blake Vice President of The Daniels Corporation also spoke to the crowd and retired NHLers Wendel Clark and Paul Coffey were in attendance. The Regent Park Athletic Grounds will be paid for through a fundraising campaign with support from the MLSE Team Up Foundation.

Students from the nearby Regent Park/Duke of York Public School ran some epic sports drills following the announcement, showing the crowd that sports facilities will be put to very good use.

The new proposal still requires the approval of Toronto’s city council before it’s official, but Pam McConnell, Councillor for Toronto Centre-Rosedale, assured the crowd that the initiative had plenty of support from the council.

Check out some photos from the press conference below!

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Gene Jones, president and CEO of Toronto Community Housing addresses the crowd. Hockey fans will note that Wendel Clark and Paul Coffey are right up there in the front row.

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Students from the Regent Park/Duke of York Public School get ready to unveil the Regent Park Athletic Grounds.

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And there it is!

Martin Blake, VP of The Daniels Corporation, speaks to the crowd. Daniels has been instrumental in the Regent Park Revitalization project, bringing high quality and affordable condos to the neighbourhood.

 

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Tom Anselmi explains the importance of physical education and involvement in sports at a young age.

 

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Councillor Pam McConnell gives a rousing speech about the need for better social housing in Toronto.

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To cap off the conference, students ran some seriously awesome drills. Great work kids!

Interested in learning more about Daniels‘ role in the Regent Park Revitalization initiative? Check out their One Park Place condo project on Dundas, near Parliament.

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