May 29, 2009 – Toronto’s 2015 Bid Book was recently submitted to PASO (the Pan American Sports Organization). The book outlines how Toronto proposes to host the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games, including a comprehensive venue and accommodation plan, transportation and security arrangements, finance, cultural program, marketing of the Games and more. Here are some highlights — the link to the complete bid is below:
“¢ Toronto 2015 Pan American Games proposed dates: July 10 to July 26, 2015
“¢ Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games proposed dates: August 7 to August 14, 2015
“¢ Pan Am sport program to include: — 26 sports on the Olympic sport program
— 10 additional sports subject to approval by PASO
“¢ Parapan Am sport program to include 11 sports, all of which will offer qualifi cation and classifi cation opportunities for future international competitions
“¢ Toronto 2015 sport venue plan includes more than 50 venues for both competition and training throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe
“¢ Six newly-constructed sport venues, not including the Pan American Village:
— Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
— Pan American Aquatics Centre
— Pan American Stadium
— Pan American Velodrome
— Two 10-lane, 50-metre pools at different locations
“¢ Sport facilities and legacy fund budget: over $700 million
“¢ Pan American Village:
— a publicly-led development at the West Don Lands
— capacity of up to 8,500 athletes and offi cials
— plans for new community include high quality,
affordable housing and the prospect of market units
— meets or exceeds the International Olympic Committee technical requirements.
View more highlights from the Toronto 2015 Bid Book here.
Download complete Toronto 2015 Bid Book (42mg) here.