Benefit #5: Affordable housing

One of Calgary’s biggest challenges (and Canmore’s too) is lack of sufficient affordable housing. The Olympics can’t fix that problem, but it can help.

The Olympic budget anticipates spending $490 million to build 1,800 accessible housing units that will be converted after the Games, most in Calgary and some in Canmore. These units will be a mix of seniors housing, urban indigenous housing, low income, student and market and near-market units, consistent with Calgary’s current housing plans and priorities.

   

Read about all of the key benefits

There are six key reasons we believe that hosting the Games will be good for Calgary and for Canada. Learn about all of them:

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