North of Regent Park is Gerrard Street East, and to the south is Queen Street East. Don River passes to the east, while Parliament Street passes to the west.
The Regent Park neighbourhood has a low population and is one of the smallest neighbourhoods in the GTA, however it is very crowded. It has a high number of working age people (49%), families with children (20%), and youth (16%). Regent Park has a diverse population, with different languages and cultures. The top non-official languages are Bengali and Tamil, and the top ethnic origins are Chinese, English, Bengali, and East Indian. Residents have a median after-tax household income of $30,794 compared to Toronto $52,149. The neighbourhood has a higher crime rate with 259 crimes per 10,000 people per year.
Regent Park has a very high number of high-rise apartment buildings (61%), low-rise apartments (24%), and row houses (13%). The number of semi-detached houses is very low and there are no single-family houses and duplexes. Home values in this neighbourhood are $484,444, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. This neighbourhood has one of the lowest amounts of green space and barely has any trees.
Toronto Eaton Centre and Hazelton Lanes are located nearby; the nearest grocery stores are Fresh Co, No Frills, and Metro, with Walmart nearby on Gerrard Street East. There are a few parks within the neighbourhood, including Sumach-Shuter Parkette, Oak Street Park, Regent Park, Regent Park North, and Regent Park South. St. Michael's Hospital is the closest hospital, on Bond Street; Parliament Street Library is the nearest library; and Regent Park Aquatic Centre is the closest swimming pool within the neighbourhood.
The Don Valley Parkway makes the eastern border of the neighbourhood. College, Dundas, and Queen stations are the nearest subway stations, while GO Union is the nearest GO station.
Landmarks in Regent Park Toronto
Major neighbourhood landmarks are Regent Park Community Health Centre and York University Regent Park Site.
Schools and Childcare in Regent Park Toronto
The only school in the neighbourhood is Nelson Mandela Park Public School. The neighbourhood childcare centres are Cole Street Early Learning and Child Care Centre, George Brown - Nelson Mandela Child Care Centre, St. Bartholomew's Children's Centre, and Regent Park Early Learning and Child Care Centre.