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Toronto's Mosaic
Regent Park: Audio

Oct. 26, 2009 - Regent Park is a few years into a 15-year makeover with a one billion dollar price tag. It never became the once-promised utopia that was expected and looking at it now, it seems part of the problem was rooted in the physical design of the neighbourhood. Joseph Springer is a professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University and he spoke with host Andy Barrie. Listen (runs 7:34) audio

Oct. 27, 2009 - Charita Edwards wrote this hard-hitting love letter to the old Regent Park. It was originally published by Catch da Flava External Site. This audio contains coarse language. Listen (runs 4:19) audio (text version)

Oct. 27, 2009 - Andy Barrie toured the new developments at Regent Park with Liz Root, TCHC Regent Park Project Director, and Martin Blake, Vice-President of Daniels Corporation. Listen (runs 8:32) audio

Oct. 28, 2009 - Every community has one - the unofficial mayor, the guy who knows everyone. Regent Park has Aziz Rahman. He gave Mary Wiens a tour. Listen (runs 6:39) audio

Oct. 29, 2009 - John Kraljevic is a building manager with Toronto Community Housing Corporation. He paints a picture of the neighbourhood for us. Listen (runs 9:00) audio

Oct. 29, 2009 - Martine August is a PhD student at the University of Toronto. She's received a prestigious Trudeau Scholarship for her research into the 'socially-mixed' approach to public housing redevelopment. Sandra Costain grew up in Regent Park and now works as a youth counsellor at Dixon Hall, a local community agency. They both dropped by to speak with host Andy Barrie about why they believe changing the design and demographics of the neighbourhood won't address all the problems the community has faced in the past. Listen (runs 6:45) audio

Oct. 29, 2009 - Every community has one - the unofficial mayor, the guy who knows everyone. Regent Park has Aziz Rahman. He gave Mary Wiens a tour. Listen (runs 6:39) audio

Oct. 29, 2009 - A group of two dozen 10- and 11-year-olds gathered at our live broadcast to perform for us. They're from all over the world and they call Regent Park home. The group performed a song they composed with the help of musician Katherine Wheatley. We also met one of their teachers, Elizabeth Schaeffer. Listen (runs 4:58) audio

Oct. 29, 2009 - Our youth panel Onik Khan, Neola Husbands and Asma Mohamed weigh on on the challenges facing Regent Park and their hopes for the future. Listen (runs 8:44) audio

Oct. 29, 2009 - Poet Mustafa Khan performs a moving spoken-word piece called I Walk. Listen (runs 3:03) audio

Oct. 29, 2009 - Martine August is a PhD student at the University of Toronto. She's received a prestigious Trudeau Scholarship for her research into the 'socially-mixed' approach to public housing redevelopment. Sandra Costain grew up in Regent Park and now works as a youth counsellor at Dixon Hall, a local community agency. They both dropped by to speak with host Andy Barrie about why they believe changing the design and demographics of the neighbourhood won't address all the problems the community has faced in the past. Listen (runs 6:31) audio

Oct. 29, 2009 - Metro Morning's business commentator Michael Hlinka talks about the relationship between business and Regent Park. Listen (runs 3:19) audio

Oct. 29, 2009 - Kevin McKinnon has purchased a new condo in the neighbourhood. He tells us about his decision to buy and move into Regent Park. Listen (runs 4:03) audio

Oct. 29, 2009 - Sharon Brookes, the head cook at Nelson Mandela Public School, has some stories to tell about being a single mother in Regent Park. Listen (runs 5:35) audio

Meet Residents of Regent Park

Tarak Ahmed
Tarak Ahmed
Tarak has a close-up view of challenges for Regent Park youth.
Linta Loganathan
Linta Loganathan
Linta's family first to move in to the new public housing on Sackville Ave.
Charita Edwards
Charita Edwards
Charita wrote a hard-hitting love letter to the old Regent Park.

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