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Ten thousand people live in Toronto's Regent Park, Canada's first large scale public housing project. Built in a spirit of post World War II optimism that social problems could be corrected through urban renewal, Regent Park replaced a working class neighbourhood with a modern park-like community of apartment buildings. But 40 years later, it has become a paradigm of city-planning failure, a ghetto under seige by an army of outsiders who use the park as a haven for drugs, prostitution and violent crime.

1994, 55 min 46 s