Ontario is one step closer to being Games ready with the completion of construction of the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village.
TO2015 will now begin the final preparations to ensure the Village is Games ready. The Village will be home to 7,100 athletes and team officials during the Pan American Games, and 3,200 athletes and team officials during the Parapan American Games. Within the Village at Games time, there will be:
- A YMCA, banking, coffee shop, general store, a dining tent and an 18 acre park.
- A prosthetic and wheelchair repair centre.
- A site where First Nations will be carving a canoe.
The revitalized area in the West Don Lands will not only be a hub of activity during the Games, it will also transition to a sustainable mixed-use Canary District community after the Games, featuring:
- Up to 100 affordable ownership condos and townhouses and 253 affordable rental condos and townhouses – 10% will be accessible.
- Approximately 800 market housing condos and townhouse units.
- The Cooper Koo Family YMCA that will serve more than 8,000 people.
- A residence for 500 George Brown College students and the College’s new English as a Second Language and Digital Gaming location.
- A new streetcar line connected to King Street.
- The new Aboriginal Community Health Centre that will provide access to traditional and modern health services and may serve as a community cultural hub with spaces for education, social enterprises and the performing arts.
- A 40,000 square foot retail promenade along Front Street.