Athletes' Village in the West Don Lands
The Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes' Village is now under construction in the West Don Lands, a new waterfront community located east of downtown and adjacent to the Don River. To see webcam views of the construction, click here.
The Athletes' Village will offer athletes, coaches and team officials comfortable lodging and a home away from home during the Games.
Athletes' Village features:
- Welcome centre
- Training and recreation facility (400m athletics track and field for training, a 50m pool, and a recreation/fitness centre)
- Residences and relaxation centre
- A dining hall
- Meeting rooms, administration and celebration spaces
- Medical facility
- Transportation mall
Once the Games are over, the Village will provide Toronto residents with a range of options in housing, retail and recreational facilities.
The City of Toronto is supporting the development of the Athletes' Village and the West Don Lands by coordinating technical services, providing efficient permitting, and reviewing and approving plans in a timely manner. By working collaboratively with Dundee Kilmer Development L.P., Infrastructure Ontario, TO2015 and Waterfront Toronto, the City of Toronto is helping to ensure that the Athletes' Village is ready on time, and that the City Council endorsed vision and precinct plan for the West Don Lands is achieved.
Highlights of the new West Don Lands community include:
- New public infrastructure and municipal services; roads and public spaces, Front Street promenade, local streets, and the reconstruction of Eastern Avenue and Cherry Street, which will include a new streetcar route.
- George Brown College’s first ever student residence, which will be used during the Games to support athletes and officials, and will provide housing for 500 students.
- The Village's athlete training centre, also at Front and Cherry streets, will become a YMCA Centre of Community and is expected to serve more than 8,000 people annually.
- New housing in downtown Toronto providing a range of housing types and units to accommodate a variety of family sizes, income levels and age groups.
- 787 units of market housing will be available for occupancy; five per cent of those units will be designated for affordable ownership.
- Twenty-four per cent (253) of the total units built for the Village will be designated as permanent affordable rental housing.
Don River Park
Toronto will soon be welcoming the arrival of a beautiful new park, as well as a dynamic new neighbourhood in the West Don Lands. The18-acre Don River Park will serve the local community, residents from across Toronto, and visitors during the Pan American/Parapan American Games; and inspire all who use it to to enjoy healthy, active living in a beautiful green space along the edge of the Don River. Learn more about the exciting transformation of an abandoned post-industrial site into an extraordinary, year-round re-naturalized park here.
Watch the construction unfold of a new community in the West Don Lands at Waterfront Toronto
More information about the construction of the Athletes' Village project is available at Infrastructure Ontario.