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What does hosting the Games mean for Toronto?

The vision for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games is to use the power of sport to engage our community and volunteers, to engage Ontario’s multicultural communities, to inspire children and youth, and to transform our communities through legacy facilities and programs.

In measurable terms, TORONTO 2015 will:

  • Bring more than 10,000 athletes and officials to the Greater Golden Horseshoe region.
  • Involve 20,000 volunteers.
  • Showcase our region on an international stage.
  • Create a legacy of new and updated sport venues including a new aquatics centre and field house, athletics stadium and indoor velodrome.

Why did Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe win?

Toronto’s bid had many strengths, including:

  • Unprecedented commitment from a united partnership of all three levels of government.
  • Strong financial guarantees and fiscal management plans.
  • A compelling and creative vision for the Games that included serving both sport and community needs and building the Pan Am / Parapan Am Games themselves.
  • A host region with a strong economy, multicultural character and an excellent track record of staging international events.
  • A strong plan for engaging the international sport community in the preparations for and legacy of the Games.

What is the budget for the Games?

The overall budget for the TORONTO 2015 Games is $1.44 billion, split almost equally between the operating and capital development budgets.