World Urban Pavilion by UN-Habitat established in Regent Park

November 12, 2020 by School of Cities Staff

An international partnership between UN-Habitat, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the City of Toronto, the Urban Economy Forum Association, and the Daniels Corporation has been launched to set up the Regent Park World Urban Pavilion.

The World Urban Pavilion project aims to create a physical and virtual global hub to advance the knowledge of urban development and the implementation and the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda.

The launch was moderated by the newly elected Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre Marci Len, and speakers included Ibrahim Afrah, community representative from Regent Park, Ahmed Hussen, Canadian Minister for Families, Children and Social Development, Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto, and Director of UN-Habitat office in Mexico and Cuba Region and Head of Knowledge and Innovation, Dr Eduardo Moreno.

The Government of Canada, through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) will contribute $1 million for the construction of the Regent Park World Urban Pavilion by UN-Habitat and $1.25 million for five years of programming ($250,000 per year) through the National Housing Strategy Demonstrations Initiative.

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