Regent Park Proud 2015-2016

Regent Park Proud was the first project that kickstarted participatory design for us, birthed out of a coffee conversation between a design educator and a CEO of a non-profit called Yonge Street Mission (YSM). The outcome was a pilot project of an unlikely pairing of student designers and group of women in Regent Park focused on wealth generation initiatives like the sewing collective. YSM has been on the front lines of service since 1896, providing emergency help, and fostering long-term change in communities, like Regent Park.

Soft goods products were designed to be locally produced by this group of women, along with branding Regent Park in a way that reflected all the redevelopment and revitalization that was already happening there.  


On-Site Visit

Regent Park



OCAD University  


Final Outcomes

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