ESG Symposium Virtual Program and Tours
Stop 1: Paintbox Bistro
555 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7
Canada’s first B-corp certified restaurant and catering company was designed to counter gentrification of Regent Park and meet the UN SDG’s through such means as meatless plant based menus.
Chris Klugman, President & CEO, Paintbox Bistro
Stop 2: Fred Victor Centre
145 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1S1
The Fred Victor Centre provides housing and other support services for 3000 men, women and families daily who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. Fred Victor has been working in the eastern neighbourhoods of downtown Toronto for over 125 years and is invested in creating healthy and thriving communities where every person has a home and access to opportunity.
Keith Hambly, CEO, Fred Victor
Robin Masterson, Director of Housing, Fred Victor
Stop 3: St. Lawrence Neighbourhood
131 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5A 4P5
This 1970’s city-sponsored housing development continues to enjoy international acclaim as a highly successful mixed use, mixed-income, midrise “new urban community.”
Suzanne Kavanagh, Chair on the Development Committee and Past President of the SLNA
Carla Munoz, Senior Project Manager, Project Management, University Planning, Design &. Construction, Operations & Real Estate Partnerships, University of Toronto
Stop 4: Sherbourne Commons
61 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 1B6
A model of sustainable urbanism, this Waterfront Toronto park and public art installation, that meets Toronto’s Green Building Requirements, is one of Canada’s first a neighborhood-wide storm water treatment facilities.
David Kusturin, Chief Project Officer, Waterfront Toronto
Stop 1: Regent Park District Energy
252 Sackville Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3E9
The Regent Park Community Energy System is a natural gas plant embedded into a 22-story TCHC seniors residential building, that at build-out will service 50 high-rise buildings and townhouses.
David MacMillan, Program Manager, City of Toronto
Mary Henkelman, Resident of Regent Park and Founding Member, Regent Park Neighbourhood Association
Stop 2: Pam McConnell Aquatic Centre
640 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2B9
Financed partly through section 37 development charges, the Pam McConnell Aquatic Centre is Regent Parks’ civic crown jewel. However, access to the recreation facilities and programming continues to be a challenge for Regent Park residents.
Ismail Afrah, Community Coordinator, Access to Recreation
Hani Afrah, Resident of Regent Park and Founding Member, Access to Recreation
Stop 3: Indigenous Hub
425 Cherry Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 0G2
The 2.4-acre Indigenous Hub spans an entire city block at Front and Cherry Streets in the West Don Lands. The Hub will include the new home of Anishnawbe Health Toronto, the Miziwe Biik Training Institute, a childcare and family centre, mixed-use condominium building and restored Canary heritage building by Dream Unlimited Corp. and Kilmer Group, along with a purpose-built rental building, developed by Dream, Dream Impact Trust, Kilmer and Tricon Residential. The site will be a gathering place for the Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and a home to support the reclamation of culture and identity.
Janine Manning, Manager, Annual Giving & Donor Relations, Anishnawbe Health Foundation
Stop 4: Waterfront Toronto
11 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B6
Waterfront Toronto is the steward of Toronto’s waterfront revitalization. Created by the Governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Toronto, its mandate is to transform Toronto’s waterfront by creating extraordinary new places to live, work, learn and play.
George Zegarac, CEO, Waterfront Toronto