Work is complete on athletes’ village in Ontario


Construction is complete on the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village in Ontario.

The village, known as the Canary District, is located on 35 acres, next to the Don River in Toronto’s waterfront district. It is built to LEED Gold certification with an accessible barrier-free design.The massive project was managed through Infrastructure Ontario and Dundee Kilmer designed, built and financed the development.

The TORONTO 2015 Games will showcase Ontario as a premier sporting destination. The games are expected to attract 10,000 athletes and officials, 250,000 visitors, create 26,000 jobs and generate $3.7 billion for Ontario’s GDP, according to a statement.

After the games, the revitalized area in the West Don Lands will transition to a sustainable mixed-use Canary District community. It will feature up to 100 affordable ownership condos and townhouses and 253 affordable rental condos and townhouses, and about 800 market housing condos and townhouse units, among others.


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