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.


CIBC Pan Am / Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House

  • 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.

CIBC Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletes' Village

  • 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.

CIBC Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletics Stadium

  • 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.

Etobicoke Olympium

  • 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

  • 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

Atos Markham Pan Am and Parapan Am Centre

  • 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.

President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark

  • 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
    flexible use.

Peel, Halton & Simcoe

Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Centre

  • 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.

Cisco Milton Pan Am and Parapan Am Velodrome

  • 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.
Coming soon

Hamilton & Niagara

CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium

  • 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.

Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre

  • 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.