As the revitalization process continues at Canada’s oldest social-housing community, the new Regent Park aquatic centre was set to open to the public Saturday.

The high-tech facility, located at 640 Dundas Street East, features a lap pool, a leisure pool, a waterslide and other attractions.

The facility opening comes as Regent Park is revitalized to include more mixed-income housing.

City Councillors Paul Ainslie and Pam McConnell were expected to be on hand for the opening.

Environment Minister Peter Kent was also expected to join them, along with many members of the community, for the 1 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.