On Friday, January 24, attend a free community screening of Christene Brown’s documentary, Farewell Regent Park at 6:30 pm at Daniels Spectrum’s Ada Slaight Hall. An hour-long panel discussion will follow the screening, which features Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Heela Omarkhail of The Daniels Corporation, Stephanie Beattie, Barry Thomas and Deany Peters. Jermyn Creed, Daniels Spectrum Hub Manager will moderate the discussion and provide time for your questions.
Farewell Regent is a 90-minute documentary that captures the Regent Park community of downtown Toronto (the place where social housing began in Canada) in the midst of the largest housing redevelopment project in North America. With this transition it will go from a site of 100% social housing to a mixed income community where condos units will outnumber the social housing units 4 to 1. The documentary profiles past and current tenants, city officials, developers and housing advocates to get an inside view of the complex issues, emotions and drama that are involved in such a massive redevelopment. The Regent Park community is used as an example in an effort to examine the larger issues of the social housing crisis that is plaguing so many urban centers throughout the globe. Housing as a human right is central to the discussion.
No RSVP is required for this session.