Pan/Am Games Athletes Village

  • Client

    Dundee Kilmer Developments LP

  • Region

    Central Canada

  • City


  • Year Completed


  • Size

    1,980,000 sq. ft. 

  • Sectors



  • Sub-Sectors

    Residential/Mixed Use


The Story

The Toronto 2015 Pan American Athletes’ Village took place on an 80-acre (32 hectare) site next to the Don River in Toronto’s waterfront district. During the games, the Village was the home for up to 8,500 athletes and team officials, and incorporated a full range of conveniences and amenities.

Located just east of downtown Toronto, the Village was within 45 minutes of almost all games related venues and less than 25 minutes from the main international airport. All Village facilities were in use during the Parapan American Games and were fully accessible, providing a barrier-free environment.
The Village consisted of seven new high rise buildings that were used for housing athletes and officials for both the Parapan and Pan Am Games. The project included a large YMCA facility that features conditioning areas, a 25 metre pool, a smaller pool with movable/adjustable floors, game rooms, various office and meeting room spaces, and storage space. Each building met the stringent design requirements of the International Olympic Committee. The unique Village polyclinic featured a full range of extensive healthcare services and professionals for the athletes during the games.

Each of the seven buildings had a green roof as well as underground parking, large bicycle parking, and auto share parking. Additionally, all facilities that were required for the Village, that were not part of the West Don Lands Community long-term needs, were built as temporary structures. The residential facilities are currently being turned over for rental and sale purposes.