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Something “deliciously different” is coming to Regent Park this summer. A 2,045 square foot Wendy’s restaurant will open at the corner of Dundas and Sumach Street, serving up frostys, chicken wraps and of course, square hamburgers. The chain will be joined by a combined Subway and Yogen Früz restaurant, adding to the growing list of commercial tenants in the neighbourhood.
A 10,000 square foot Shopper Drug Mart opened recently along Dundas Street, as did the St. Michael’s Hospital Sumac Creek Health Centre on Regent Park Boulevard. National brand retailers like Tim Hortons, Rogers retail store and FreshCo by Sobeys have sprung up over the last few years, and an RBC branch on Dundas Street became the first financial institution to open in Regent Park since the 1940s.
In late March, George Brown College launched the Fashion Exchange at 63 Regent Park Boulevard — a space where immigrants and at-risk youth can take part in the Apparel Fit Technician and Industrial Power Sewing programs, designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the fashion industry. George Brown is even planning to provide small-scale manufacturing support for local companies and emerging designers.
“These new commercial outlets will offer residents quick access to services they have not had previously,” said Daniels Vice President Martin Blake. “The fact that our commercial partners are also drawing talent from the local community underscores the success of a robust retail sector that contributes to the continued vitality of RegentPark.”