Progress Continues Towards a Community Benefits Agreement for Regent Park
Evaluation of resident feedback that began August 1 continues towards finalizing $26.8 million community investment
Update (November 2023): The estimated timing for the community vote has shifted, with a process that is anticipated to now launch in early 2024. More information will be made available in the coming months.
The Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) engagement process to determine how $26.8 million in community benefits will be invested in Regent Park continues to progress.
Toronto Community Housing (TCHC), along with the Community Benefits Oversight Working Group (CBOWG) and Tridel, TCHC’s development partner for Phases 4-5 of the Regent Park revitalization, have completed their analysis of community feedback collected between April 26 and July 31, 2023. The team evaluated responses collected in over 1,700 touchpoints, including over 1,000 survey responses, from TCHC tenants and market residents, to inform community benefits packages that will be released to the community in the fall for a public vote.
The community engagement process was launched at a community event at Daniels Spectrum on April 26, 2023. Over a 3-month period, TCHC together with its community animators and CBOWG, went door-to-door, participated and hosted group discussions and launched a survey as part of a comprehensive engagement process to listen to TCHC tenants and other residents and learn how they would like to see $26.8 million used for the social and economic benefit of their community.
Residents have their say (select an image to view it)
Following a vote in the fall, the results will be officially announced and celebrated at a public declaration later this year. The selected package will be formalized in a legal agreement called a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) and signed by TCHC and Tridel. The CBA will be monitored and evaluated by CBOWG over the next decade through to the end of the revitalization.
The significant monies are made possible through Toronto Community Housing’s partnership with Tridel for Phases 4-5 of the ongoing Regent Park revitalization and their commitment to provide funds in support of a community economic development program for residents, including TCHC tenants.
Learn more about the community benefits process on RP4and5.ca. More information on the voting process will be available later in the fall.