Investments in sport and recreation infrastructure will enhance existing and support emerging provincial programs that help keep us healthy and active:
- Since 2006, more than $634 million has been directed to 1,100 sport and recreation projects from walking and biking paths to pools and arenas, and
- Hosting the Games will bring a more than $700 million investment in building and improving sport and recreations facilities and for a Legacy Fund in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region.
The excitement surrounding the Games aims to inspire sport participation at all skill levels – from beginner to high performance athlete aspiring to achieve podium greatness.
- The facility will be home to the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) and will serve as a national high-performance sport centre.
- Jointly owned by the City of Toronto and the University of Toronto, the Aquatic Centre and Field House will provide much-needed community recreation space for university students and the Scarborough community.
- The facility provides world-class training facilities for athletes and a venue to host national and international competitions.
- Following the Games, the Athletes' Village will be converted into the Canary District, a modern, accessible, pedestrian-friendly and sustainable neighbourhood.
- Of the total residential units in the new community, 24% (253) will be affordable rental housing and 5% (100) will be affordable ownership housing following the Games.
- The new 82,000-square-foot YMCA will include a gymnasium, swimming pool, fitness studios and exercise areas, which will serve and support over 8,000 people in a neighbourhood whose population is projected to increase 13.5% by 2020.
- George Brown College’s first student residence will have capacity for 500 students.
- The re-development of the West Don Lands includes comprehensive flood protection for a 210 hectare (518 acre) area.
- The facility will be available to the community for recreation, training, and competition uses including Olympic and other top tier competition.
- The facility will be used by York University Sport and Recreation Department to accommodate track and field events and varsity team sports.
- This multi-purpose facility will provide increases community access to top tier recreational swimming and other fitness activities, and will provide high performance aquatic athletes with improved training and competition facilities.
- Pan Am/ Parapan Am Fields will provide students, the local community and high performance athletes with a dedicated world-class training and competition facility.
- The facility will be a valuable addition to the University of Toronto’s existing sports infrastructure and their commitment to student athletics.
York & Durham
- Following the Games, the facility will provide much-needed recreation space for the local community. This includes access to a triple gymnasium, multi-purpose program areas, fitness and training facilities and an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
- The renovations will give local athletes
access to a world-class facility for
competitive and recreational use.
- Designed to meet the Major League Baseball and International Baseball Federation specifications, the facility will be eligible to host future elite-level com-petitions.
- The new synthetic sport field can be
converted to two soccer pitches for
- The Park will be used as a training
facility for elite athletes and as a centre
and as a centre for recreational riding.
- Facilities can be used for national and
international equestrian events, dog
shows, weddings, and conferences.
- The velodrome will house the offices of Cycling Canada and the Ontario Cycling Association as well as a retail bike and repair shop and will provide community bicycle storage.
- The facility will serve as an Olympic and Paralympic-calibre training facility, a great advantage for high performance cyclists who were previously forced to train outside the country.
- The facility will provide access to multiple recreational amenities for Milton including: multi-purpose space for basketball, volleyball, and badminton; a running and jogging track; a fitness centre; and a space to host community events.
- The world-class stadium provides opportunities for hosting national and international soccer and football events, and can serve as a venue for concerts and other entertainment events.
- The Stadium will also provide the local community with opportunities to engage in sport and recreation activities.
- With these improvements, the Flatwater Centre will propel the city into the international spotlight as a top tier competition venue.
- The investment will also provide opportunities for athletes of all ages and abilities to train and perfect their canoe, kayak and dragon boat paddling skills.