Three companies have been short-listed to bid on building projects for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.

The companies are PCL Constructors Canada Incorporated, EllisDon Corporation and Bondfield Construction Company Limited.

The companies have been invited to respond to a request for proposals that will be issued in February.

The projects include:

  • Construction of a new Olympic-sized swimming pool and field house facility in Markham to host the water polo and badminton competitions for the Games. The 10-lane, 52-by-25-metre pool will feature a moveable floor and two one-metre movable bulkheads and will have a seating capacity of 2,000. The field house will have a seating capacity of 2,000 and will house fitness facilities and approximately 34,000 square feet of flexible gym space for training and competition.
  • Renovation and improvement of the existing Etobicoke Olympium facility, which will be the training site for swimming, water polo, diving and synchronized swimming during the Games. Upgrades to the facility will involve renovating the existing pool to meet international requirements, and improving the mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Construction of a new, two-field Pan American Field Hockey Centre on University of Toronto lands. The facility will be Ontario’s first dedicated international field hockey venue.

Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli said the investments will provide Ontarians with access to modern, safe and efficient infrastructure.

“This project is part of our government’s long-term infrastructure plan Building Together, which demonstrates the McGuinty government’s commitment to stimulate the economy, create jobs and build strong communities.”

The Games are one of the world’s largest international multi-sport events, held every four years for athletes of the 41 member nations of the Pan American Sports Organization.

The Pan Am Games will take place July 10 to 26 and the Parapan American Games August 7 to 14.