CIBC Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletes’ Village

Rank 2024


Industry Sector: Buildings

Project Type: Social Infrastructure

Project Value: $514 million

Funding Source: P3

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Toronto

The Toronto 2015 Pan Am Athletes’ Village is being constructed on an 80-acre site next to the Don River in Toronto’s West Don Lands. During the games, the village will be home to up to 10,000 athletes, coaches, and team officials; attract 250,000 tourists; and create approximately 5,200 jobs across the Greater Toronto Area. It will incorporate a full range of conveniences and amenities. After the Games, the Village area will become the Canary District, a mixed-use, inclusive, and pedestrian-friendly riverside community that will include market condos and townhomes as well as affordable housing, a new YMCA, and a George Brown College student residence.

Construction has continued this year since the topping-off ceremony in December 2013. The project was nearing completion by the end of 2014, and the village will be ready to turn over to the organizing committee in early 2015.

Project Owner: Infrastructure Ontario

Engineer: Halsall (structural engineers, sustainability consultants)

Project/Construction Manager: Dundee Kilmer Developments— Dundee Realty Corp. (equity investor, developer); KD Infrastructure L.P. (equity investor, developer); EllisDon Ledcor PAAV Inc. (design-builder)

Other Key Players: BTY Group (independent certifier)

Architect Names: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, architectsAlliance, Daoust LeStage, TEN Arquitectos, and MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

Supplier Other: Honeywell (HVAC and building automation system)

Legal: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (advised lenders); Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

2015 Rank: 86

2014 Rank: 81