NEW HYPERLOCAL APP CONNECTS REGENT PARK RESIDENTS AND COMBATS STEREOTYPES
Hello Neighbour is a hyperlocal way to stay connected for Regent Park residents, and its creators now want to see the app expand to every neighbourhood in Toronto.
Communications Coordinator Ibrahim Afrah says Hello Neighbour is the first app of its kind in the city, and that it aims to combat stereotypes by showing Regent Park through community members’ eyes.
“We do have violence with our young people, but that is not the pinnacle of the whole story. The pinnacle of the whole story is [about] where residents gather, where residents come together to bring change. We have many stories [of] how that happened, and that’s what we want to share with the new residents that are coming,” he explains.