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Celebrating Two-Year Countdown to 2015 Pan American Games

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Celebrating Two-Year Countdown to 2015 Pan American Games

Ontario’s Investments in Games Creating Jobs, Growing the Economy

Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

Ontario is celebrating the two-year countdown to the 2015 Pan American Games in communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. 

The Games will be one of the largest economic drivers in the region over the next two years and will benefit many communities by:

  • Creating 15,000 jobs and an additional 5,200 jobs as part of the construction of the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village
  • Attracting 250,000 tourists to the province, showcasing Ontario as a great place to visit and do business
  • Providing up to 20,000 volunteers with training in customer service, hands-on Games operations and health and safety

Since Toronto was announced as the host city in November 2009, construction of all the major venues has been moving forward on time and under budget with a number of significant milestones already achieved, including:

  • Completion of the newly renovated Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre
  • Fifty per cent completion of the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village

Supporting a memorable and successful 2015 Pan American Games is part of the Ontario government's plan to showcase the province, while creating a fair and prosperous society.


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Michael Chan

“I’m pleased to join my Ontario government colleagues today at community events all across the Greater Golden Horseshoe to celebrate the youth, diversity and athletic excellence that will be on display as we host the world during the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games.”

Michael Chan

Minister Responsible for the Pan/Parapan American Games

“Toronto will be the best Pan American Games ever. As PASO’s President, I have said several times that I want to end my leading period with a legacy of the best Games ever; and I am sure we will do it in Toronto.”

Mario Vazquez Raña

President of the Pan American Sports Organization

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