The third phase of the Regent Park Revitalization, led by The Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is well under way, and the last of the residential projects included in the second phase of the revitalization have moved into their late stages of construction. One of the coming additions to this transformed neighbourhood will be the new CS&P Architects-designed community centre which is being built by the City of Toronto alongside Nelson Mandela Park Public School on Block 38 of the Regent Park Lands. 

Regent Park Community Centre, TCHC, The Daniels Corporation, TorontoConstruction of the Regent Park Community Centre, image by Craig White

Construction of the new facility kicked off in Summer 2012, and in the time since, the two-storey community hub has been topped off, and work is now proceeding on outfitting the building's interior and exterior.

Regent Park Community Centre, TCHC, The Daniels Corporation, TorontoConstruction of the Regent Park Community Centre, image by Craig White

Once construction of the facility is complete, it will add to the growing body of new community-oriented space in the Regent Park area, including the Daniels Spectrum, the Regent Park Aquatic Centre, and the new central park at the heart of the community.

Regent Park Community Centre, TCHC, The Daniels Corporation, TorontoRegent Park Community Centre and Adjacent Nelson Mandela Park Public School, image by Craig White

In the rendering included below, we can see a view of the completed facility from the same vantage point as the photo above, showing an artist's rendition of the building's final exterior cladding. The cladding on the north side of the facility is depicted as randomized red, black, white and grey horizontal bands.

Regent Park Community Centre, TCHC, The Daniels Corporation, TorontoRegent Park Community Centre, image courtesy of TCHC

We will be keeping an eye on the construction of this new community centre, and will be sure to return with updates as construction continues to reveal new details. In the meantime, you can follow the revitalization of Regent Park by visiting the Forum threads for Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3.