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This 26 storey condo is set to liven up the street with an exterior made up of glass and accents of bright primary colours, similar to X Condos on Jarvis. This building is so pleasing to the eye, a big departure from the grey and white buildings that formerly made up of Regent Park.
The 4 storey podium of the building is the Regent Park Art and Cultural Centre Paintbox Bistro, a budget friendly restaurant staffed by residents in the area looking for career opportunity and training.
The interiors are outfitted with modern finishes and efficient layouts. Some of the finishes are on par or even better than some downtown condos, granite, stainless steel appliances and plenty of kitchen storage. Many buyers are pleasantly surprised with the value in Regent Park compared to other areas in the downtown core.
The revitalization of Regent Park included tearing down 2,000 low income rentals and replacing them with 3,000 modern condos, it was the city’s opportunity to renew and gentrify a crumbling part of the city and shake off its reputation of a ghetto.
The goal of the Regant Park redevelopment was to end up like some areas in St Lawrence Market , a successful example of how integrating market condos with identical lower income housing rentals creates a livable and desirable urban neighbourhood. Regent Park is diverse, the neighbourhood is made up of old, young, single, couples, gay, families, every colour and ethnicity. Living in Regant Park is a taste of real city living, not the snotty neighbourhood living of uptown or the keeping of with the Joneses of downtown. Regant Park is being exposed to neighbours of different ethnicities and different backgrounds and feeling like you belong to one community.
The redevelopment is taking place over 6 phases and spans 69 acres. It includes a 6 acre park, a new community centre, 40,000 square feet of retail including a Sobey’s fresh co, rbc and Paintbox bistro. The parks will hosts weekly farmer markets, a greenhouse, playgrounds, picnic area, splash pads and an off leash dog park. What I’m really excited about is the new aquatic centre. This centre includes a swimming and lap pool with water slides.