UofT School of Cities | Farewell Regent Film Screening
5:00 PM – 7:15 PM EST
Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Floor 0)
55 Saint George Street Toronto, ON, M5S 0C9
The “Other” City film series presents: Farewell Regent, a 90-minute documentary that captures the Regent Park community of downtown Toronto (the place where social housing began in Canada) in the midst of the largest housing redevelopment project in North America. The documentary profiles past and current tenants, city officials, developers and housing advocates to get an inside view of the complex issues, emotions and drama that are involved in such a massive redevelopment. The Regent Park community will be used as an example in an effort to examine the larger issues of the social housing crisis that is plaguing so many urban centers throughout the globe. Housing as a human right is central to the discussion.
Moderator | Aditi Mehta is an assistant professor of Urban Studies at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT in 2017. Her work and research fuse the rigorous methods of social science with community organizing and on-the-ground activism in order to contribute to the democratic production of knowledge and social change. She is committed to elevating the role, position, and influence of underrepresented and marginalized communities within academic and public policy discourses.
4:50 PM | Arrival
5:00 – 5:15 PM | Introduction
5:15 PM | Film Starts
6:45 PM | Film Ends
6:45 – 7:15 PM | Discussion
About this Series
The “Other” City, a series of six documentary film screenings about cities and urbanization, presented by the School of Cities. It explores the question “who is the city built for and why?” An expert host will introduce each film and moderate a discussion with the audience after the screening. This School of Cities’ series aims to bring together the School of Cities community to build relationships, spark collaboration, and provide a platform for engagement in an intimate and informal environment.