Will Toronto make a bid to host the 2024 Olympic games?
That question still needs an answer as Tuesday’s deadline to notify the International Olympic Committee quickly approaches.
As of Sunday night, Mayor John Tory still had not made a firm decision, but told reporters he would “take all the time that I have and all the time I need to make sure that I try to do the right thing.”
The latest poll from Mainstreet Research finds 50% would like to see the games come to the city, that’s down 8%. And the number of those opposed to the bid has grown 9% to 47%.
“As people learn more about the benefits and costs of an Olympic bid, opinions have become more divided. A bid for 2024 may be a risky proposition and with the current climate of economic uncertainty, the city is split. For Mayor Tory the political risks may not be worth it. He would need to win two more terms (2018, 2022) to reap the political windfall of hosting the 2024 Olympics.” – Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research.
The City of Mississauga has already indicated it would not support Toronto in a bid.