The Children’s Book Bank provides free books and literacy support to children and families in high-needs neighbourhoods across Toronto and the GTA. Since 2008, the Book Bank has operated a storefront space in Regent Park, welcoming school, daycare and school groups, as well as families and their children to listen to stories, browse our collection, and choose a favourite book to take home to keep. In 2022, the Book Bank opened its beautiful new storefront space on the 2nd floor of Daniels Spectrum.
The Children’s Book Bank also provides books and literacy materials through community centres, schools, health clinics and social agencies throughout the city. Since opening, the Book Bank has given away over 1.5 million free books.
The Performing Arts programs of Centennial College provide a unique emphasis on popular and commercial entertainment. We are committed to nurturing artist-driven entrepreneurship, and our focus on inclusion and social justice distinguishes us among Ontario’s post-secondary institutions. Centennial’s Signature Learning Experience (SLE) imparts an understanding of diversity, equity and social justice issues, and gives students cultural competencies that prepare them for a changing world. Our graduates are equipped to become the next generation of leaders in the dynamic performing arts sector.
As Ontario’s first public college, Centennial recognizes learning, development, inspiration and innovation as our core business. All of the college’s programs promote experiential learning through laboratory instruction, industry placements and cooperative education. Centennial College has a history of community involvement, having delivered its HYPE program – Helping Youth Pursue Education – in the Malvern community of Scarborough since 2004. Likewise, Centennial is a fitting partner in supporting the Spectrum’s vision of social, civic and economic development in the Regent Park neighbourhood.
The Centre for Social Innovation is a social enterprise with a mission to catalyze social innovation in Toronto and around the world. We believe that society is facing unprecedented economic, environmental, social and cultural challenges. We also believe that new innovations are the key to turning these challenges into opportunities to improve our communities and our planet.
We’re a coworking space, community and launchpad for people who are changing the world, with three locations in Toronto and a location in New York City. We provide our members with the tools they need to accelerate their success and amplify their impact. Together, we’re building a movement of nonprofits, for-profits, entrepreneurs, artists and activists working across sectors to create a better world. Join us!
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CSI Regent Park Members (as at November 2014)
African Women Acting
Andrea Warnick Consulting
Belong Behaviour Support System
Business In The Streets
Canada World Youth (CWY)
Canadian Alternative Investment Cooperative
Canadian Arab Institute
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Career Skills Incubator
Community Story Strategies
Creative Self Workshop
Dare to be Dandelion
EN Consulting Group Inc.
Fail Forward / Admitting Failure
Genesis Community of the Arts
Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Interiors by Art of Living Inc.
Inuit Art Curating and Community Development through the Arts
Koru Distribution Inc.
Made You Think Coaching
Municipal-First Nations Consultation Project
Now Solutions Group
Peacebuilders International Canada
Promoting Health Equity in Canada and Abroad
Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre
School for Social Entrepreneurs
Social Enterprise Advocacy (SEA)
Tara Sound and Productions
The Potential Group
The Working Habitat
Toronto Speakers Academy
Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt
Vaishali Patel Psychotherapy
Youth Challenge International
Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Artscape is the operator of Daniels Spectrum. Our on-site team is available to respond to inquiries and help visitors access Daniels Spectrum. We look forward to hearing from you.