Last summer, Toronto Community Housing officials began moving Regent Park residents out of six buildings north of Dundas Street between Parliament and Sackville Streets -- the area slated for the first phase of demolition. Here's what's planned for the rest of Regent Park after teardown of the Phase 1 buildings begins:
This fall: New construction begins on the cleared land with the Architects Alliance building, a 22-storey tower that will house seniors and contain the high-efficiency heating plant that will eventually service the entire Regent Park redevelopment.
2008: Demolition begins on Phase 2, the area north of Dundas between Sumach and River Streets. New construction is expected to be complete and the buildings ready for occupancy in mid-2010.
2010: Phase 3 demolition (the southeast corner of Regent Park, bounded by Shuter, Dundas and River Streets), with occupancy expected in mid-2012.
2012: Phase 4 demolition (the south-central section, bounded by Shuter and Dundas Streets), with occupancy in mid-2014.
2014: Phase 5 demolition (the centre block and the northeast corner, south of Gerrard between Sumach and River Streets), with occupancy in mid-2016.
2016: Phase 6 demolition (the northwest corner, south of Gerrard between Parliament and Sumach Streets), with occupancy in mid-2018.
The estimated time to complete the entire project ranges from 12 to 15 years. The finished project will include 5,933 units, including 2,083 rent geared-to-income units, 700 "affordable rental" units, 2850 market-rent units and 300 privately owned homes.