The 2015 Pan-Am Games Athletes’ Village is a plan for a mixed-use residential village in the West Don Lands, adjacent to the Distillery District, the future River City, and Don River Park. The design includes eight blocks of mixed-use residential housing, including market and affordable housing types. The YMCA and George Brown College will be incorporated into one of the blocks. The Front Street Esplanade acts as the heart of the new neighbourhood with retail developments and taller buildings. Connections and views to Don River Park are emphasized through east-west streets that terminate in the park, with townhouses lining the neighbourhood-scale north-south streets.
The Village Plan anticipates the long-term legacy of the development. Open park and festival spaces during the Games were planned as the location for future housing blocks. Within individual buildings, flexible units and adaptable spaces are used to re-appropriate games-mode amenities into long-term townhouses and residential amenity spaces.