Redevelopment of the Regent Park area marches on with its Central Park, designed by The Planning Partnership, moving ever closer to completion. The park is the common node that connects and anchors the entire Regent Park neighbourhood. The Aquatics Centre, designed by Toronto firm MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA), has been open for about a year and had its official opening in mid-November this year. This new bold, dynamic recreational building is the cornerstone of the new park. It will be joined by other sports facilities in the neighbourhood once Phase 3 of Regent Park Redevelopment kicks off.

Plan of Regent Park's Central Park

The rest of the park has seen intensive work performed on its grounds. The majority of the walkways have been poured and the water play area, along with the stairs-cum-stands have also been completed. The south side entry plaza, which will feature coloured concrete, along with seating and lighting, currently has the foundations for the side seating under construction.

Regent Park Central Park looking northward, image courtesy of ChesterCopperpot

Rendering of south side Entry Plaza of Central Park, courtesy of TCHC

Overall, the west side of the park is the focus of attention as the picnic areas, off-leash dog park, gardens, greenhouse and storage area will see completion over the coming months.

Looking south across Regent Park's Central Park with playground and planters in foreground, image by rdaner

Looking southeast across Regent Park's Central Park, image by rdaner

We will be sure to return to this project for updates as construction continues to progress. In the meantime, additional renderings with plenty of detail can be found in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.