Category Archives: Regent Park

Another view of the hood

Occasionally I teach at Ryerson. In one of the courses, Information Architecture, we discuss language and audience within information spaces. I use the online Rap Dictionary, a wiki based compendium of hip-hop slang as a discussion reference. It is an … Continue reading

Posted in Flemingdon, Organizer's Notebook, Personal, Regent Park, Woolner | Leave a comment

Organizer’s notebook started

Added a new category. Organizer’s Notebook is about community work experiences. After each project I organize and file papers, clippings, calendars and notes. When I first came to Toronto, many people in Regent Park thought the real purpose for my … Continue reading

Posted in Organizer's Notebook, Regent Park | 1 Comment

Initial questions about Regent Park

Answering the first five questions about my Regent Park experiences: 1) What was your role as Community Coordinator? What sorts of things did you do? [A. Simon Mielniczuk] community organizing, rpcia administration, community fundraising, newsletter editing and production, service development, … Continue reading

Posted in Organizer's Notebook, Regent Park | Leave a comment

Thesis chapter summarizes Regent Park tenant activism

From: Sean Purdy Sent: February 27, 2002 4:41 PM Subject: By the people, For the people Article Hi Simon. How are you? Attached is a first draft of my thesis chapter on the RPCIA. There’s some jargon and it’s very … Continue reading

Posted in Exclusion, Organizer's Notebook, Regent Park | Leave a comment

Researcher notes start of tenant management initiative in Regent Park

rom: Sean Purdy Sent: January 16, 2002 5:30 AM To: simon@web.net Subject: RE: Regent Park Simon: This is more or less what happened as far as I know, but I haven’t talked to the actual players so there could be … Continue reading

Posted in Organizer's Notebook, Regent Park | Leave a comment

Confirmation of provincial / federal infighting

The question that bothered me for the longest time about the tenant management initiative in Regent Park was the obvious lack of support and suspicion that the Ontario Housing Corporation was actively seeking to kill the program. Why sign an … Continue reading

Posted in Organizer's Notebook, Regent Park | Leave a comment

Introductory response to Regent Park request

I was Community Coordinator at RP from 1974-77 on a contract that the Regent Park Community Improvement Assoc. had with the YMCA of Metro Toronto. I have continuing sporadic social engagements with some of the people with whom I’ve worked. … Continue reading

Posted in Organizer's Notebook, Regent Park | Leave a comment