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Restoration Environmental begins Regent Park demolition

Restoration Environmental Contractors (REC) and REC Demolition have started work on Toronto's long awaited Regent P...

Restoration Environmental Contractors (REC) and REC Demolition have started work on Toronto’s long awaited Regent Park revitalization project.

Toronto Revitalization – Toronto Community Housing held an official ceremony attended by Mayor David Miller and the Honourable John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, as well as Toronto Community Housing CEO Derek Ballantyne and residents.

Restoration Environmental Contractors, a Markham, Ontario-based environmental and demolition contractor established in 1989, is going to be involved in the project with the help of the Labourer’s International Union #506 and Painters and Allied Trades #1891.

In 2001, Toronto Community Housing embarked on a comprehensive redevelopment study for Regent Park in downtown Toronto. A key component of this study was to design a more safe, effective community, driven by sustainability targets and based on an interdisciplinary approach.

The recommendations encompass a fully integrated sustainable design that achieves significant targets for environmental protection and enhancement. These include: 35 per cent reduction in per capita water use; 75 per cent energy use reduction; 80 per cent reduction in green house gas emissions; significant improvements in stormwater runoff retention, quality and quantity; 35-60 per cent solid waste diversion; improved natural environment/landscape; and reduced environmental impacts from building materials, construction and demolition.

For further information, contact Don Bremner, Restoration Environmental at 1-800-894-4924 or or visit

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