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Emergency Regent Park Community Meeting - Regent Park Neighbourhood Association Community Benefits Coalition 

Dear Regent Park residents,

Please join us for an important emergency community meeting next week on Thursday - November 18th from 6 - 8:30 pm.

With plans finally underway for phases 4/5, this is a critical moment for our community. 
In the next few months, important decisions will be made that will affect the future of Regent Park for years and decades to come, including:

- A Rezoning Plan: We have recently learned that TCHC and Tridel will be submitting a rezoning application to the City that will change existing plans for the final phases of the redevelopment. What we know so far is that this new plan will include greater density, higher towers, and delays to construction, as well as possible new amenities, like a library branch and community owned space. There are a number of potential pros and cons to this rezoning application, and it is critical for everyone to get involved so that community voices are heard and duly considered as part of this decision.
Please note that for phases 1 - 3 of the redevelopment of Regent Park, over 1 billion was invested that resulted in only 33 residents accessing good jobs and 17 regent park residents became home owners

- A Community Benefits Arrangement: We have been working hard as a community over the past three years to make sure that substantial community benefits are part of the redevelopment plan for phases 4/5. As a result of that effort, over $26 million was secured for community benefits in the new contract between TCHC and Tridel. We want to update you on where we are at with our efforts to create a tri-party community benefits agreement that will ensure that residents are a full partner in deciding how this money is spent.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide you with more details about all of the above, answer any questions you might have, hear your thoughts, and make sure that all residents have the information they need to be part of these important decisions.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

We are stronger together.
Regent Park Neighbourhood Association/Community Benefits Coalition
When: Thursday, November 18th 2021
Time: 6 - 8:30 pm.
 
For more information, please visit: 
 
RPNA Website: https://www.rpna.info/
RPNA Coalition Website: https://www.regentparkcoalition.ca/
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Topic: Regent Park Community Meeting on Community Benefits - RPNA - Regent Park Neighbourhood Association
Time: Nov 18, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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About RPNA’s Community Benefits Coalition

The Coalition was formed by the Regent Park Neighborhood Association (RPNA) comprised of TCHC and Condo residents, with support from local community organizations and the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN). The Coalition is working with community members, community groups and organizations to leverage equitable local economic development opportunities and community benefits from Regent Park’s last phases of revitalization. 

Purpose

The Coalition’s purpose is to improve the revitalization Request for Proposal (RFP) process by demanding a seat at the table with TCHC to ensure community benefits requirements with hard targets and increased transparency for Phases 4 & 5 of revitalization in Regent Park. Through these efforts, the Coalition wants TCHC and the developer partner to set up key infrastructure that will continue to support the community for years to come and the means to hold them accountable through a legally binding Community Benefits Agreement.

Members include:

Marlene DeGenova (RPNA, Advocacy Co-Chair)

Ines Garcia (RPNA, Advocacy Co-Chair)

Ismail Afrah (RPNA Delegate/Staff)

Miguel Avila-Velarde (RPNA Delegate)

Sureya Ibrahim (RPNA Delegate)

August 2020: 

Toronto Community Housing - Regent Park Community Benefits Townhall 

March 2020: 

The Regent Park Community Benefits Coalition has signed a Community Benefits Framework Agreement with Toronto Community Housing for Phases 4 + 5 revitalization in Regent Park. 
Thanks to the Regent Park Neighbourhood Association (RPNA), local community members and organizations that helped lead this campaign over the past year. The Coalition engaged neighbours through petitions, activated local stakeholders, hosted meetings for community members to learn more about the revitalization process, developed a shared vision (Community Priorities report) and sought support from local stakeholders including local Councillor Kristyn Wong Tam, MPP Suze Morrison and MP Bill Morneau.  

The Community Benefits Framework Agreement:
  • Highlights key principles and values for the revitalization process
  • Secures TCHC commitments to the use of the Community Priorities report themes in negotiations with selected developer partner
  • Outlines roles and responsibilities of TCHC, City of Toronto and Coalition throughout Phase 4 + 5 revitalization
  • Identifies how the selected developer will engage the community to co-develop a Community Benefits Plan that will be formalized into a legally binding agreement

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