January 13, 2012 by On-Site Magazine
Dundee Kilmer Developments have agreed on a fixed-price contract with the Province of Ontario worth more than half a billion dollars to design, build and finance the Athletes’ Village development for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.
The $514-million project is expected to create 700 new construction jobs at the development site and create and support 5,200 jobs in total.
EllisDon Corporation, Ledcor and Pav Inc. were chosen to construct the new facility, designed by a team of architects, including Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, architectsAlliance, Daoust LeStage, TEN Arquitectos and MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects. All the new buildings have been designed to obtain LEED Gold standards.
Dundee Kilmer Developments committed to developing a variety of projects in time for the Games, including the next phase of West Don Lands infrastructure, Front Street promenade, the reconstruction of Eastern Avenue and Cherry Street, a new 82,000 sq. ft. YMCA recreational facility, George Brown College’s first ever student residence, 787 units of market housing, 253 units of affordable rental housing and more.
The provincial government expects to recover $65 million of the initial development costs from future facility operators.
In addition to providing a safe and supportive environment for 10,000 Pan and Parapan athletes, coaches and team officials from 41 member nations, the development will be the future site of a sustainable mixed-use riverside community for the West Don Lands area.
The 2015 Pan American Games are schedule to take place from July 10 to 26 and the Parapan American Games August 7 to 14.