Regent Park TV News (Audio): TCHC AND Tridel talk about Redevelopment of Phase 4 & 5
Regent Park-area resident Calvin Sesay speaks to Peter Zimmerman, Senior Director at Toronto Community Housing and Andrea DelZotto, Director & Executive Vice President, Community Development at Tridel, the collaborative partners in charge of phases 4 & 5 of the Regent Park Redevelopment Project.
Calvin Sesay, Peter Zimmerman, and Andrea DelZotto discussed a range of topics which included: how Tridel was chosen as the new developer for the redevelopment of Phases 4 and 5 of Regent Park, Tridel’s vision for Regent Park, what opportunities will there be for residents to get involved in co-creating the design for Phases 4 and 5, How will Tridel ensure structural and architectural quality for TCHC buildings, what will Tridel do to increase safety in our community, how will TCHC and Tridel deal equity issues and anti-racism efforts, what type of job and development opportunities will Tridel bring to Regent Park, and how will Tridel keep the community engaged throughout the process?
In the final stages of the redevelopment of Regent Park there will be an altogether greater involvement from residents and community groups, and Tridel has committed $26.8 million towards community benefits. “This will create opportunities for tenants for years to come,” says Peter Zimmerman. “Tridel will build on the success of Daniels our partner for the first three phases and help us complete the revitalization of this community.”
In her closing remarks Andrea DelZotto, Director & Executive Vice President, Community Development at Tridel, had this to say, “So we say we're a city builder, right? Cities are really just made up of communities and it's at the community level where people build relationships and create change. We are so excited to be part of this community. I received the warmest of warm welcomes and I'm so grateful for that. And just hearing you say you're seeing a spark of trust makes me feel tremendously grateful.”
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