Toronto 2015 Pan/parapan American Games Stadia and Velodrome Projects Attract Industry Interest
TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2011 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario announced today three teams that have been short-listed to design, build and finance three Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games venues.
The project is comprised of two stadiums and a velodrome including:
- the proposed Ivor Wynne Stadium which will be one of the host venues for soccer;
- the proposed velodrome which will host the track cycling competition; and
- the proposed York University stadium which will host the athletics competitions.
Based on the request for qualifications process that began in February
2011, the three teams short-listed for the request for proposals stage
for the stadia and velodrome projects include:
|Bird/Turner Stadium Co.|
Developer: Bird/Turner Joint Venture
Design: Populous and Kasian Architecture
Construction: Bird Design-Build Construction / Turner Construction Company
Financial Advisor: Investec / HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions
|Ontario Sports Solutions|
Developer: Bouygues Building Canada Inc. and kenaidan Contracting Ltd.
Design: Cannon Design / Faulkner Browns Architects / Arup Associates
Construction: Bouygues Building Canada Inc. / Kenaidan Contracting Ltd.
Financial Advisor: National Bank
Developer: Laing O'Rourke / Bondfield Construction Company Limited
Design: ZAS Architects / HKS Architects
Construction: Laing O'Rourke / Bondfield Construction Company Limited
Financial Advisor: Rocklynn Capital Inc. / KPMG LLP
Companies were selected based on their development, design, construction and financial capacity to undertake projects of this size and complexity. The three short-listed companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued within the next several weeks.
The projects will provide a sizable stimulus to Ontario's economy by directly and indirectly creating and supporting hundreds of jobs.
Infrastructure Ontario and TO2015 are working with municipalities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, universities and provincial agencies to procure and deliver the Athletes' Village and Games venues, such as the stadia and velodrome facilities.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects, on time and on budget; managing one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada and providing real estate services, such as asset management and property and land management; and providing the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew public infrastructure.
The Pan American Games are one of the world's largest international multi-sport events, held every four years for athletes of the 42 member nations of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The Games comprise all Olympic Summer Games sports, as well as traditional Pan American sports. The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games will draw 10,000 athletes and officials and feature 48 sports in 17 municipalities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. The Toronto 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10-26 and the Parapan American Games August 7-14.
Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
"The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games will see the development of new and revitalized athletic and recreational facilities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. These facilities will serve as a valuable legacy of the Games for Ontario's amateur and recreational athletes."
Honourable Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion and Sport
"These new facilities will be a boost to healthy, active living in our communities. Ontarians of all ages and abilities will have more opportunities for sport and recreation, while our high-performance athletes will benefit from improved training and competition resources."
Honourable Sophia Aggelonitis, Minister Responsible for Seniors, Minister of
Revenue and MPP for Hamilton Mountain
"The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games are going to be an exciting event for Ontario. Hamiltonians can look forward to playing a significant role in this international event."
Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
"Today's announcement demonstrates the government's commitment and determination to make the Games a reality in Hamilton."
Mario Sergio, MPP for York West
"I am pleased to see this project taking another important step. The York University Athletics Stadium will be a major focal point of competition during the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games, and we look forward to the positive impact the Stadium will have on students, athletes and the community following the Games."
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