Construction Begins In The West Don Lands In
Time For The 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
Revitalizes Land and Creates 5,200 Jobs
January 12, 2012
starting construction on a new waterfront community in the West Don Lands
— in time for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games —creating
5,200 direct and indirect jobs.
community will become the temporary home to more than 10,000 athletes and
officials participating in the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. Following
the Games, the newly revitalized West Don Lands will benefit the community
with new condominiums, affordable housing, a YMCA recreation centre and
George Brown College’s first-ever student residences.
are moving ahead, on-time and on-budget. They will create more than 15,000
jobs and will be the single largest economic driver in the region in the
next four years.
new sporting facilities, transit and communities is part of the McGuinty
government's plan to create and protect jobs for Ontarians while
strengthening local economies.
of construction on the West Don Lands waterfront community is the first
major step towards delivering the 2015 Games on-time and on-budget. The
Athletes’ Village will provide an exceptional experience for athletes
and bring long-lasting economic and social benefits to the community.”
Sousa, Minister responsible for the Pan/Parapan Am Games
project represents an important investment that will create jobs, provide
economic opportunities and transform an unusable piece of land into a
vibrant and environmentally-sustainable community.”
Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
Am Games was the catalyst to kick-start this vital community project a
full five to ten years earlier. The Athletes’ Village will be a state-of-the-art oasis for
competitors where they can both rest and train to ensure top-notch
performances during the Games.”
Troop, CEO, TO2015
2015 Pan/Parapan American Games are the first international
multi-sporting event held in Ontario in more than 80 years.
They are expected to draw more than 250,000 visitors to the Greater
Golden Horseshoe region.
More than 1,150 Ontarians will have access to affordable rental
housing and student residence accommodations following the conversion of
the Athletes’ Village.
The new YMCA recreation centre — a space for community activities
— will help residents lead healthy active lives with access to a gym, a
pool and a fitness and exercise area.
Ontario created more than 121,000 net new full-time jobs in 2011.