The NEW REGENT PARK Update

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All new playground equipment running East, West – North Side of Park.  Trees and bushes being planted. Construction of the Greenhouse started.    Very exciting! Advertisements

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NEW Regent Park… Coming Soon

Lots of activity at the New Regent Park. Construction is underway.ImageImageImageImage

IMG_8761CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES

The architectural drawing  from 1937,  depicts a park bounded by Dundas St. E., Sackville St., Oak St., and Sumach St., Toronto. This area situates the NEW Regent Park  within the same boundaries.

Good thing they keep the drawing!

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14 Blevins Place… Heritage or Not?

14 Blevins Place, Toronto

14 Blevins Place Entrance

"The heritage attributes are found on the exterior walls and roof. Windows divide the facade into 12 vertical sections, 10-12 windows are grouped within these sections"

“The heritage attributes are found on the exterior walls and roof. Windows divide the facade into 12 vertical sections, 10-12 windows are grouped within these sections”

Seen from Nelson Mandela Park school Field

As seen from Nelson Mandela Park School Field

 

http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/2005/agendas/committees/te/te050118/it029.pdf

From the Toronto Staff Report, November 9, 2004

To: Toronto Preservation Board

Subject: 14 Blevins Place (Dickinson Tower) – Inclusion on the City of  Toronto Inventory  of Heritage Properties

Reasons for Listing:

The property at 14 Blevins Place (Dickinson Tower) is recommended for inclusion on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties for its cultural heritage value and interest. Located in Regent Park South, 14 Blevins Place (Dickinson Tower) is one of five high-rise buildings. Designed by the important Toronto architect Peter Dickinson, then with Page + Steele Architects, the project won the Massey Medal for Architecture. Dickinson’s design featured two-storey apartments that separated the bedrooms from the living space and enabled units to front onto both sides of the building. The heritage attributes are found on the exterior walls and roof. Standing 14 storeys tall, the building is made of red brick with a flat roof. The pattern of the fenestration is a significant feature. Windows divide the façade into twelve vertical sections, and clusters of 10-12 windows are grouped within these sections. Originally, balconies were incorporated into the facade. The elevator shaft can be seen in the centre of the façade on either side of the building. The ground floor tenants on the west side of the building have privategardens, which have been enclosed by a wooden fence.

The pattern of the fenestration is a significant feature.

The pattern of the fenestration is a significant feature.

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Winter Walk Through Regent Park

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Walking into the cold wind, fresh from a swim in the new aquatic centre, I trudge through the snow covered streets exploring the new construction. The field at the back of Nelson Mandela Park School, [where I once stood photographing … Continue reading

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REGENT PARK ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE/ARTSCAPE OPENS

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Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre Continue reading

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A Collection of Regent Park’s History

Jane’s Walk: A Second Look at Regent Park

The installation What Was, What Is, historically documents the transformation of Regent Park. Over one hundred images, affixed to the fences surrounding the construction, are records of the changing urban landscape.   These images along the route are signed, dated and time stamped and are available for the Jane’s Walk participants to collect. The collectors become the custodians of this visual history of Regent Park.

The following images posted will be available to collect along the route. Leave a comment and let us know which image you have chosen during your walk.

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Peace Garden Blooming

The daffodils are blooming on the former site of the Peace Garden and along side the new road.  The garden will be re-located to the front of  the 40 Oaks building, and Regent Street. The new home of the Christian Resource Centre.  IMG_0443

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