Allenbury Gardens (aka ABG) is a subsidized housing complex located in the Don Mills road and Sheppard Avenue East area, across the street from the north eastern section of Fairview Mall in the former municipality of North York in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This complex was built in 1969 and is made up of 127 social housing units in a rent-geared-to-income, low-rise form complete with surface parking lots and publicly accessible open spaces. The first tenants of Allenbury were mainly of Irish and European descent, but soon that gave way to a large number of West Indian families during the 1970's and 1980's. Famous musicians that came out of Allenbury include reggae artist Snow and up-and-coming rapper Alias Don Million. No stranger to violence and heavy police presence, Allenbury remains a tight knit community with strong family values. Allenbury Gardens makes up one section of an area in the north/eastern section of North York referred to as 4 Corners. In 2012, the TCHC submitted a proposal to redevelop its Allenbury Gardens property. The proposal calls for the demolition of the existing housing stock of 127 subsidized units and their subsequent reconstruction as part of a much intensified neighbourhood including an additional 979 condominium units. Like other TCHC redevelopments such as Regent Park and the soon to be rebuilt Alexandra Park, this project follows the mold set by the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood by mixing housing sold at market value with subsidized units in the hope that the neighbourhood avoids the uniformity of income that can drain the area's vibrancy.
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