“I’m not going anywhere”: what West Don Lands residents are doing during the Pan Am Games

“I’m not going anywhere”: what West Don Lands residents are doing during the Pan Am Games

(Images: Giordano Ciampini) (Images: Giordano Ciampini)
 

In July and August, the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will descend upon Toronto, along with thousands of athletes from 41 countries. Most of these visitors will be housed at the Athletes’ Village in the West Don Lands—a warren of buildings built to act as temporary dormitories before being converted into condos and George Brown student residences after the event. For those living in the area, currently a relatively sleepy condo community, the unprecedented influx of activity will leave only two viable options: embrace it or flee. We asked some people in the neighbourhood which of those they’ll be choosing.