The Toronto Ward Museum’s Block by Block program is proud to share a series of video stories titled, Heyday. These stories feature members of the Regent Park community, old and new- their experiences of change and their unrelenting advocacy for the future. Personal shifts within the lives of community members parallel a rapidly evolving landscape as the revitalization takes root. Each storyteller describes moments of arrival, movement, and settlement in Regent Park along with the character of the Regent community, which they hope will survive the redevelopment. Their commitment to collective growth remains unwavering despite multiple challenges in their quests to belong and be heard.
Block by Block’s 2021 Regent Park Team: Aherthy Jeyasundaram, Fatima Khan and Noshin Ullah.
This series was created by Block by Block’s 2021 Regent Park Team: Aherthy Jeyasundaram, Fatima Khan and Noshin Ullah.
Featured local storytellers are Ibrahim Afrah, Namarig Ahmed, Ines Garcia, Walied Khogali, Gail Lynch, Christopher Nkambwe, Charlotte Schwartz and Hamshaa Sivaruban.
Photo Credits: Kathy Grant