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Athletes’ Village Halfway to the Finish Line

Posted on 29 May 2013 by admin

The Ontario-led CIBC Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletes’ Village project has officially reached 50 per cent completion, with construction continuing on-schedule and on-budget.

Making the announcement, Michael Chan, Minister Responsible for the Pan/Parapan American Games stated that “ The accessible, LEED Gold certified Village – home to athletes and officials at Games-time – will become a vibrant new community for hundreds of local families and is just one of many beneficial legacies we’ve triggered through our commitment to the Games.”

The Athletes’ Village — the largest infrastructure project associated with the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games — will be ready to turn over to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee in early 2015, well in advance of welcoming over 10,000 athletes, coaches and team officials.

Following the Games, the benefits of the Athletes’ Village will bring many positive impacts to the community, including:

  • More than 300 families will have access to affordable rental and ownership housing with a move in date set for spring 2016.
  • The new George Brown College residence will provide housing for 500 students.
  • The former industrial lands will be transformed into a beautiful, sustainable mixed-use neighbourhood.
  • The new community will be accessible and LEED Gold certified.

Completing the Athletes’ Village on-time and on-budget is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to provide Pan Am and Parapan Am athletes and officials with an exceptional experience, on and off the field of play.

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