Mayor John Tory says there’s still a lot to go over when it comes to bidding for the Olympics.
Speaking on Thursday, Tory said he’s “nowhere near” deciding whether or not Toronto should toss its hat into the ring.
“I am going to undertake, with the help of a lot of other people, a careful assessment of this issue in the time it’s available to us, as to what the facts are about how Pan Am went, what the bidding rules are, and what the costs might be,” says Tory, “All the things you’d expect me to take into account before even considering signing or not signing a letter.”
Earlier this week, Tory met with the head of the Canadian Olympic Committee to gather information about the bidding process. He said he wants to wait until numbers are in on how the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games affected the city. That information won’t be available until next month.
Tory says the decision likely won’t be available for a few weeks. Cities looking to host the 2024 Games have to register before September 15th.