With phase three of the revitalization of Regent Park continuing under the experienced stewardship of The Daniels Corporation, the Toronto Community Housing Corporation recently announced its decision to partner with another developer on the final two phases of the revitalization of the downtown neighbourhood.
In an open letter, published as an advertisement in Saturday's Toronto Star, Daniels Corporation president and CEO Mitchell Cohen remarked upon his company's intensive 15-year investment in the transformation of the challenged downtown neighbourhood, since recognized as a model of inclusive urbanism and city-building worldwide, before going on to address TCH’s change in developer partner for the final two stages of the project.
"Although we are deeply disappointed, we wish TCH and their new partner well," Cohen wrote. "We also want to reassure local residents of our long-term commitment to the Regent Park community. Our work has never been just about sewers, roads, buildings or district energy systems. It has been about building community."
To read the rest of Cohen's letter, visit the Daniels Corporation website.
In addition to their work in Regent Park, The Daniels Corporation's leadership team has mentored first-generation university students and acted as campaign volunteers and generous benefactors, both at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design and at the University of Toronto.