Sep 10, 2015
At a General Committee meeting on September 9, Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council decided not to move forward with any involvement regarding a 2024 Summer Olympic bid by Toronto. After considering whether to submit a letter of intent expressing interest in an Olympic bid, Council agreed that the impacts on the city and to residents outweighed the benefits of hosting the Games.
“I have repeatedly said that hosting the Olympics is an enormous responsibility which would have lasting implications for communities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area – long after the Games have concluded,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie said. “Without a comprehensive business case which details the budget implications and financial requests Mississauga taxpayers would be asked to commit to as part of this collective effort, Council could not proceed with supporting a Toronto bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics in such a short timeframe.”
As a premier sport destination, Mississauga was a host venue for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games this summer and will be the host for the 2016 Ontario Summer Games next year.
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