Mayor John Tory says there is “great discussion” underway regarding the possibility of Toronto hosting the Olympic games.
Canada has been experiencing record-high winnings at the Pan Am Games, so reporters question whether the time is right to take a shot at the Olympics.
“There’s a whole variety of international events and sporting competitions that we’re now in a position to host – which I think is good for Toronto, good for Ontario and good for Canada and the Olympics is one of those, obviously, of which there is great discussion,” Tory replied.
This meeting took place with Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen’s Park on Wednesday, and Tory revealed his thoughts on the subject.
“But the time to make any decision with respect to whether to go forward with that is after these Games are successfully concluded,” Tory continued.
Toronto has lost in five separate bids for the Summer Olympics since the year 1960, with 2008’s loss to Beijing.
A week ago, Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Association, told the CBC that “Toronto would be a good candidate” for hosting the 2014 Games.
The deadline for bidding on the 2024 Summer Olympics is September 15. The Parapan Am Games in Toronto are scheduled for August 7 to 15.
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