An ally of Toronto’s mayor Rob Ford has looked into the pros and cons of hosting the Olympic games in Toronto in the year 2024.
After the motion was introduced on Friday, the motion was passed by the Council and now by March of 2013, the city will be looking into filing reports on the cultural committee and the economic impact of the Olympic games.
This is Toronto’s third attempt in the last 20 years to host an Olympic event. Toronto lost to Atlanta for the 1996 games and to Beijing in 2008. Council Minnan-Wong suggested that the Olympics in Toronto would not only boost a massive job creation in the area but would also improve the infrastructure and have a massive economic benefit.
The names for the 2024 Olympics will be chosen by the Olympic Committee in the year 2017. The Olympics have not been to North America since the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City and many believe that post 9/11, that North America is not a good place to have the Olympics.