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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 … Continue reading

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Peace Garden Blooming

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BETWEEN TWO TREES

The  changing landscape; two Dickinson Apartments demolished, Mural gone, Peace Garden gone, most of the playscape gone, waterscape gone, road cutting through, Paintbox and Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre rising. 

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A STREET RUNS THROUGH

In keeping with the  “Garden City” type of planning  by the architects who designed Regent Park in the 1950’s,  its inward facing design separated the residents from the city grid. The “Garden City”, once a focal point  of the five … Continue reading

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PETER DICKINSON’S TOWER #2. Toronto’s modernist awarding winning Tower…..Demolished

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Inspired by Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City movement, the plan  included open green spaces, waterscapes, playgrounds, streets that ended in cul-de-sacs designed to discourage traffic. These images, from the vantage point of the waterscape and Peace Garden, show the stages of … Continue reading

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TOWER IN A GARDEN: DEMOLISHED

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Peter Dickinson’s Tower Demolished @63 Belshaw Place, March 3, 2011. Perhaps the cure for those who disparage modernism is to sit in a field and look at it, really look at the design. Occupying the space behind Nelson Mandela Park … Continue reading

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