For Immediate Release

September 1st, 2015

Statement by Mayor Crombie on Potential Toronto Olympic Bid

The following is a statement by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie in response to the ongoing debate about a potential bid by the City of Toronto for the 2024 Summer Olympics:

“Before deciding on whether or not Mississauga would support a Toronto bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, my Council would need to first study a comprehensive business case which details the budget implications and financial requests Mississauga taxpayers would be asked to commit to as part of this collective effort.

“We would also want to engage residents and hear directly from community groups and local businesses, about whether or not an Olympic bid makes sense for Mississauga as we continue building our City’s promising future.

“With the ongoing public debates, I have asked that this matter be added to Council’s General Committee meeting set for Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

“Hosting the Olympics is an enormous responsibility which will have lasting implications for communities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area – long after the games have concluded. I need to know what those implications will be for Mississauga.”