The Journey: A Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization

2020 Performance Dates Announced!
June 2-6, 2020

Now in its fifth iteration, don’t miss this sensational musical show featuring original scores and a stellar cast of local talent!
Proceeds directly support youth arts programming, operations and capital improvements at Daniels Spectrum.


The Journey – A Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization 

The Journey is a musical that tells the story of a transformation of a Toronto neighbourhood and the families within it as the resilient tight knit community of Regent Park undergoes a decades long revitalization. Among the many residents, Afiya a poignant teenaged poet who shines through writing and performing, is confronted by her cultural gender role when her parents refuse to accept her art. Meanwhile an eye-opening trip to St. Vincent awakens youth from the neighbourhood to a new understanding about life at home. The Journey is the strong heartbeat of the people of Regent Park, all that is lost and gained, as their community quickly transforms around them.

The Journey Studio

The Journey Studio is a free arts education training program for youth ages 15-24 from in and around Regent Park who are interested in learning more about the performance arts. Participants receive mentorship from pros and peers, as well as resources and support necessary to identify an educational or career path in the arts. Some participants will also appear in the youth emsemble for The Journey stage presentations!


2020 Performance Dates Announced!

June 2 – 6, 2020

More details to follow.


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Sewing the Quilt of Love

By Karen Whaley | Photography by Yasin Osman | Videography by Candice McCavitt Regent Park: A Love Poem In the lobby of the Paintbox Condos hangs a remarkable quilt titled, “Regent Park: A Love Poem”, a colourful streetscape where old apartment blocks stand next to shiny new towers, children splash in a wading pool, women tend to communal gardens…

In the News

Tickets still available for The Journey – A Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization Keeping it Real Estate | October 25, 2018 The Journey Empowers Regent Park youth with arts education InsideToronto | November 22, 2016 Developer gets lyrical about Regent Park Toronto Star | June 20, 2015 The Journey – A Living History…

Watch: My Piece of the City

My Piece of the City, a film by local Toronto artist Moze Mossanen, is a documentary that “explores the revitalization of Regent Park through the youth who live there as they navigate the challenges of performing in the musical showcase called ‘The Journey’.” (Source: IMDB.) The film premiered during the Regent Park Film Festival in November…

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LOCATION: Daniels Spectrum,
585 Dundas St. E, Toronto, ON, M5A 2B7

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