October 15, 2012 (Milton, ON) – Infrastructure Ontario recently released an update concerning the construction of facilities for the 2015 Parapan Games in Toronto (TO2015) including a proposed velodrome in Milton, Ontario. According to a press release, Ontario Sports Solutions has signed a contract to design, build and finance venues for the Toronto 2015 Games. The Games venues include:
• the City of Hamilton’s soccer stadium;
• the Town of Milton’s velodrome, the host venue of the track cycling competition;
• York University’s stadium, the host venue for athletics competitions; and
• the City of Toronto’s tracks at the Toronto Track and Field Centre, Birchmount Park Stadium and Centennial Park Stadium, which will be used as warm-up and training facilities during the Games.
The development of these venues will strengthen the economy in the Greater Toronto Area. After the Games, they will serve as community-based sports and recreational programming facilities and build healthier, more active communities. They will also leave a lasting legacy for athletes from across Ontario.
Ontario Sports Solutions signed a contract to design, build and finance the project for $206 million. The total project budget will include the final design, build and finance contract as well as transaction fees and other ancillary costs that are being finalized.
Ontario Sports Solutions participated in an open, fair and competitive procurement process that was overseen by an independent fairness monitor and submitted the proposal that delivered the best value for taxpayers. The Ontario Sports Solutions team includes:
- Developer: Bouygues Building Canada Inc. / Kenaidan Contracting Ltd.
- Design: Cannon Design / Faulkner Browns Architects / Arup Associates
- Construction: Bouygues Building Canada Inc. / Kenaidan Contracting Ltd.
Construction of Hamilton’s soccer stadium and York University’s athletics stadium will begin late 2012. Construction of Milton’s velodrome will start in early 2013 and the Toronto tracks development will begin in summer 2014. During construction, the project will boost the regional economy by creating and supporting hundreds of jobs. During the peak of construction at these venues, it is estimated that more than 700 workers will employed.
Read the Infrastructure Ontario release HERE.