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Regent Park-Specific Articles 

August, M. (2016a). “It’s all about power and you have none:” The marginalization of tenant resistance to mixed-income social housing redevelopment in Toronto, Canada. Cities, 57, 25-32.

August, M. (2016b). Revitalisation gone wrong: Mixed-income public housing redevelopment in Toronto’s Don Mount Court. Urban Studies, 53(16), 3405-3422.

Brail, S., and Kumar, N. (2017). Community leadership and engagement after the mix: The transformation of Toronto’s Regent Park. Urban Studies, 54(16), 3772-3788.

Brail, S., Mizrokhi, E., and Ralston, S. (2017). Examining the Transformation of Regent Park, Toronto: Prioritizing Hard and Soft Infrastructure. In N. Wise and J. Clark, Urban Transformations: Geographies of Renewal and Creative Change (177-194). London: Routledge. 

Chernos, S. (2004). Pathways to Education [Regent Park, Toronto]. Education Today, 16(2), 15-17. 

Jackson, S.F., Cleverly, S., Poland, B., Burman, D., Edwards, R., and Robertson, A. (2003). Working with Toronto neighbourhoods toward developing indicators of community capacity. Health Promotion International, 18(4), 339-350. 

Jiménez, K. and Fine, E.S. (2009). Safe Walk Home: Cultural Literacy in the Regent Park Community. Vitae Scholasticase, 26(1), 80-97.

Marsella, R. (2012). A Community in Mind: The Story of the Regent Park School of Music. The Canadian Music Educator, 54(2), 37-40. 

Marsella, R. and Ulicny, C. (2014). Successes at Regent Park School of Music: Music to our Ears. The Canadian Music Educator, 55(3), 43-46. 

McLean, H.E. (2014). Cracks in the Creative City: The Contradictions of Community Arts Practice. International Journal of Urban Research, 38(6), 2156-2173. 

Oreopoulos, P., Brown, R.S., and Lavecchia, A.M. (2017). Pathways to Education: An Integrated Approach to Helping At-Risk High School Students. Journal of Political Economy, 125(4), 947-984. 

Snell, K. (2015). A New ‘Mix’ of Classes for Students (or Kids) at Regent Park School of Music. Canadian Music Educator, 55(4), 45. 

Religion, Faith & Planning 

McClymont, K. (2015). Postsecular planning? The idea of municipal spirituality. Planning Theory & Practice, 16(4), 535-554.

Nasser, N. (2015). Reconceptualising the Muslim neighbourhood: claims for space, identity and citizenship in the West. Cont Islam, 9, 241-246

Syed, F. (2016). Finding Space for Spirituality. In J. Pitter & J. Lorinc Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity, (65-74). Toronto: Coach House Books.

Social Mixing & Revitalization

Bailey, N., Besemer, K., Bramley, G., Livingston, M. (2015). How Neighbourhood Social Mix Shapes Access to Resources from Social Networks and from Services. Housing Studies, 30(2), 295-314.


Carter, K. (2011). Long-term Training in Learning and Work for Youth at Risk: Sustainability & Creativity in Policy and Execution of Youth At Risk Programs in Toronto (Master’s Thesis, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada). Retrieved from

De Schutter, J. (2009). Community Consultation and Environmental Justice in the Regent Park Revitalization (Master’s Thesis, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada). Retrieved from

Greaves, A. (2011). Urban Regeneration in Toronto: Rebuilding the Social in Regent Park (Master’s Thesis, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada). Retrieved from;jsessionid=3E9829B22823104FF824683E663F0EC5?sequence=1


Browne, C. & Zapparoli, J. (2019). Farewell Regent. Toronto, ON: Syncopated Productions.

Mossanen, M. & Ho, T. M. (2018). My Piece of the City. Toronto, ON: 100 Dragons Media.  

Gibson, H. & Midnight Lamp Films. (2017). The Stairs. Toronto, ON: Midnight Lamp Films.

Davis, H., Lentin, M., Kelly, S., TVOntario., Industry Pictures., Shine Films., & National Film Board of Canada. (2010). Invisible city. Toronto, ON: National Film Board of Canada/Office national du film du Canada.

Burwash, G. & McLean, G. (1953). Farewell Oak Street. Canada: National  Film Board of Canada.


Each source in the news media section was found and gathered through the University of Toronto online library system. Each source has been cross-checked to find publicly accessible links (i.e. the online version of the article on the publisher's website). In some cases, links to the articles were not found available online. Links beginning with "" are not available publicly, but should be available to any students of faculty through their institution's library system. 

Aly, H. (2005, December 22). Regent Park kids celebrate early. The Globe and Mail Inc. Retrieved from

Barber, J. (1999, March 13). Housing project fights its notorious image: fiftieth anniversary of Toronto's Regent Park is a chance to celebrate 'a great community'. The Globe and Mail Inc. Retrieved from 

CBC News. (2018, May 16). Decision quietly made by Toronto Community Housing sparks concern in Regent Park. CBC/Radio-Canada. Retrieved from 

Delacourt, S. (2013, November 17). Toronto Centre: Byelection riding has huge income gap. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved from

DeMara, B. (1994, October 7). Rowlands 'a liar,' say Regent Park residents. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved from 

De Rosa, K. (2006, December 23). Recapturing dreams, visions of regent park. Postmedia Network Inc. Retrieved from 

Donovan, V. (1990, July 11). Regent park youths rewarded for pursuing an education. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved from 

Goldring, J. (2020, September 13). Regent Park community group hosts back-to-school bbq and supply giveaway. iHeartRadio. Retrieved from 

Ho, T. (1997, July 14). Regent park festivities promote diversity, safety. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved from 

Inside Metro: Regent Park residents picket OHC offices. (1978, July 13). The Globe and Mail Inc. Retrieved from 

Kent, P. (2006, May 13). Hopes of finding peace in the garden: Regent Park gun-violence memorial in full bloom. Postmedia Network Inc. Retrieved from 

Lafontaine, M. (2020, July 24). Pair aims to set up network of community fridges across Toronto offering free food to those in need. Retrieved from 

Lee-Shanok, P. (2020, August 3). How an ad for a flower planter reunited a student with his favourite teacher. CBC/Radio-Canada. Retrieved from 

Levin, D. (2016, February 28). In Toronto, a Neighbourhood in Despair Transform Into a Model of Inclusion. The New York Times Company. Retrieved from 

Lorinc, J. (2013, March 02). An upbeat move for regent park school of music. The Globe and Mail Inc. Retrieved from

Lorinc, J. (2018b, August 17). Regent park developer makes space for homegrown retailers: Shops are being earmarked for nascent enterprises in a bid to create 'an ecosystem' of residential, retail and office tenants. The Globe and Mail Inc. Retrieved from

Mastroianni, J. (2020, October 15). Four Toronto high school graduates who earned major scholarships share the paths that led them to success. Retrieved from 

Morrison, L. (2020, August 27). Community fridges help Torontonians dealing with food insecurity. iHeartRadio. Retrieved from 

Nelson, T. (2020, July 2). Nooses Found at Construction Sites in Canada and the U.S. Raise Serious Concern. Conde Nast. Retrieved from 

Nestruck, J.K. (2012, Sep 22). Seema jethalal: Regent park revitalizer. The Globe and Mail Inc. Retrieved from

Priest, L. (1990, August 21). Young regent park artists say no to drugs: [ONT edition]. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved from 

Ruocco, J. (2010, October 16). Regent Park welcomes its first grocery store. National Post. Retrieved from

Simmons, T. (2020, September 4). Regent Park residents want to know why their community garden hasn’t opened all summer. CBC/Radio-Canada. Retrieved from