Urbanization activists from around the world visited Toronto’s revitalized Regent Park recently to mark the launch of the World Urban Pavilion and at the same time recognize the role of developer Daniels in helping to transform the once distressed community.

The pavilion is both an in-person hub and a virtual knowledge exchange platform focused on accessible housing, green construction, urban equity and sustainable urban growth.

The project, now billed as the World Urban Pavilion in Regent Park Powered by Daniels after the builder donated $3 million, was founded by the Urban Economy Forum, UN-Habitat, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and The Daniels Corporation. The 4,000-square-foot space at 660 Dundas St. E. will host in-person meetings, exhibitions and demonstrations and will showcase the Regent Park project as an example of community redevelopment done right, Toronto Mayor John Tory said in a video message, echoing others including Reza Pourvaziry, chair of the Urban Economy Forum.

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