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Regent Park-Specific Articles 

Brushett, K. (1999). “People and Government Travelling Together”: Community Organization, Urban Planning and the Politics of Post-War Reconstruction in Toronto 1943-1953. Urban History Review, 27(2), 44-58. 

Brushett, K. (2007). “Where will the people go”: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1057. Journal of Urban History, 33(3), 375-399. 

Gianni, B. (2007). Phantom Housing: The Rise and Fall of Public Housing in North America. ARCC Journal, 4(2), 51-58. 

James, R.K. (2010). From ‘slum clearance’ to ‘revitalisation’: Planning, expertise and moral regulation in Toronto’s Regent Park. Planning Perspectives, 25(1), 69-86. 

Purdy, S. (2003a). “It Was Tough on Everybody”: Low-Income Families and Housing Hardship in Post World War II Toronto. Journal of Social History, 37(2), 457-482. 

Purdy, S. (2003b). “Ripped off” by the System: Housing Policy, Poverty, and Territorial Stigmatization in Regent Park Housing Project, 1951-1991. Labour, 52, 45-108. 

Purdy, S. (2004). By the People, for the People: Tenant Organizing in Toronto’s Regent Park Housing Project in the 1960s and 1970s. Journal of Urban History, 30(4), 519-548. 

Purdy, S. (2005). Framing Regent Park: the National Film Board of Canada and the construction of ‘outcast spaces’ in the inner city, 1953 and 1994. Media, Culture & Society, 27(4), 523-549.

Housing, Gentrification & New Urbanism

Purdy, S. and Kwak, N.H. (2007). Introduction: New Perspectives on Public Housing Histories in the Americas. Journal of Urban History, 33(3), 357-374. 

Vakili-Zad, C. (2002). Public Housing: A Summary of Major DIfferences Between the United States and Canada. Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, 11(2), 111-115. 


Rosa, V. (2006). Producing Race, Producing Space: The Geography of Toronto’s Regent Park (Master’s Thesis, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada). 

Sahak, J. (2008). Race, Space and Place: Exploring Toronto’s Regent Park from a Marxist Perspective (Master’s Thesis, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada). Retrieved from


Weyman, B., Allder, M., Close Up Film Productions., National Film Board of Canada., & CBC Newsworld. (2010). Return to Regent Park. Toronto, ON: Close Up Films.

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. 

Barber, J. (1995, November 7). Toronto: Regent Park turnaround a mixed bag of tricks. The Globe and Mail Inc. Retrieved from 

Battersby, S. (2015, November 18). Preserving Regent Park’s history amid revitalization. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 

Bradley, R. (1998, August 10). Regent park is crumbling. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved from 

Hayes, D. (2016, December 8). Inside Regent Park: Toronto’s test case for public-private gentrification. Guardian News & Media Limited. Retrieved from 

Israelson, D. (1989, March 10). Redesign regent park, sewell urges. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved from 

Lipovenko, D. (1979, April 19). Nun had long uphill battle to get Regent Park project off the ground. The Globe and Mail Inc. Retrieved from 

Loney, H. (2012, June 13). Background: Toronto’s Regent Park. Global News. Retrieved from 

4-year-old boy dies after seven-story fall at regent park home. (1978, May 30). The Globe and Mail Inc. Retrieved from