Monday, October 17, 2005

Toronto Expo 2015 Consultation

Cross posted from The Progressive Right.

The city of Toronto is looking for feedback on whether or not to host Expo 2015. Since it seems Toronto will never get an Olympics (maybe a good thing?), maybe this is something we should shoot for. I don't really have an opinion yet, so I thought I'd toss this out there.

For instance, I didn't know the thing lasts for 6 months.

I also didn't know that
Expo 2005 just concluded in Aichi, Japan. That's some bad advertising.

Expo 2015 Toronto Consultation

Once every five years a city gets the opportunity to step onto the world stage and become a focal point of international attention and achievement. In 2015, that city could be Toronto.

Early in 2006, Toronto City Council will decide whether to submit a bid to host a World Expo in 2015.

World Expos bring together the nations of the world to explore issues of shared significance, while showcasing their ingenuity, culture, innovation, achievements, excellence and leadership.

Hosting a World Expo differs significantly from playing host to a major international sporting event like the Olympics. The modern Olympic Games is a short duration, media- driven event. By contrast, a World Expo lasts for six months, is directly experienced by millions of visitors and results in large-scale infrastructure, social, and cultural legacies, as well as growth in tourism and increased tax revenues.

A significant improvement of a city’s transportation infrastructure is often a legacy of a World Expo. There are also important cultural and educational benefits – providing the opportunity to collaborate on innovative projects of global significance.

Creating an Expo that leaves a valuable legacy requires planning and foresight. Expo Corp and the City of Toronto want your input on what it takes to create an Expo that will serve Toronto.
Should Toronto bid for Expo 2015?

Public consultations are scheduled as follows:

Monday, October 17 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
YMCA Metro Central
20 Grosvenor St (Yonge & Wellesley), Auditorium -

Thursday, October 20 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Etobicoke Collegiate Institute
86 Montgomery Rd, Cafeteria -

Thursday, October 20 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Toronto District School Board
5050 Yonge St, First Floor Cafeteria -

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