Daniels’ President & CEO, Mitchell Cohen’s book Rhythms of Change – Reflections on the Regent Park Revitalization will be arriving this Fall.

Rhythms of Change - Reflections on the Regent Park Revitalization - Book Cover

“Rhythms of Change is a story for the ages, and an inspiration for anyone determined to build robust, healthy, socially just and ultimately successful urban communities.”

– Mohamed Lachemi, President & Vice-Chancellor
at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

What happened to Regent Park? From a ‘no go’ zone to one of Toronto’s most ‘go to’ neighbourhoods – how did it happen?

In the early 2000s, a remarkable renewal of Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood began. Designed as a “garden city” in the 1940s, the area gained a reputation over the decades as a “no go” zone. In 2005, Toronto’s City Council approved a revitalization that would effectively turn Regent Park into one of the city’s “go to” neighbourhoods.

Through captivating narrative that transcends urban planning, architecture, community development, and business, Rhythms of Change explores the revitalization journey through the eyes of Mitchell Cohen—a social activist, a musician, and the visionary CEO of The Daniels Corporation.

The Regent Park revitalization is now the gold standard for reimagining and transforming stigmatized neighbourhoods. Cohen’s firsthand account unveils key elements underlying an extraordinary metamorphosis into a healthy, resilient, and inclusive community.

Rhythms of Change brings you into the heart of strategic decision-making. It explores possibility, is a testament to the resilience of local residents facing upheaval, and offers a roadmap for those eager for positive changes within their communities.

Regent Park’s success is a world-renowned phenomenon. This extraordinary neighbourhood has become home to the World Urban Pavilion—a global Knowledge Exchange Hub established by UN Habitat, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the Urban Economy Forum, sharing transformative city-building practices internationally.

Rhythms of Change is a must-read for anyone eager to be inspired, enlightened, and engaged in the change they wish to see in our cities.

Rhythms of Change - Reflections on the Regent Park Revitalization - Book Cover

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Leadership that Builds Community

“Every one of us – individuals and business leaders – has the power to unleash creativity and connectivity to build health, vitality and social justice into the fabric of our communities”

– Mitchell Cohen

Mitchell Cohen, sitting in an empty arena holding an umbrella.

CEO’s Insights

President and CEO Mitchell Cohen is a recognized industry leader, elevating the importance of community development, affordable housing, social impact and the arts throughout the real estate industry.

Mitchell has demonstrated an unmatched commitment to city building that puts people at the centre, and makes room for inclusivity and shared cultural experiences that connect and bind us together and provide a sense of community and belonging.

Get a firsthand perspective with insights from Mitchell:

The Language of City-Building

The Language of City-Building

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With Gratitude…

With Gratitude…

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