Hosting Opportunities - 2020 Ontario Summer Games and 2020 Ontario 55+ Summer Games

The Province of Ontario and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) – Games Unit is in the process of accepting bid applications from interested communities across Ontario to host the 2020 Ontario Summer Games and the 2020 Ontario 55+ Summer Games. Those interested in hosting are required to submit a letter of intent by April 14, 2017.

The Games offers participants, volunteers and spectators an opportunity to experience the excitement of multi-sport Games, while leaving behind an important legacy of community pride and sport tourism development.

The Ontario Summer Games are Canada’s largest provincial multi-sport event and provide our top young athletes with development and competitive opportunities that prepare them for national and international competition.

The Ontario 55+ Summer Games are a celebration of Active Living for individuals in Ontario 55 years of age or older.


2020 Ontario Summer Games

2020 Ontario 55+ Summer Games

Participants – Athletes, Coaches/Managers, Support Staff and Officials

  • 3500
  • 1300-1500

Number of Sports

  • 22-27
  • 16-20

Number of Volunteers

  • 1000-1200
  • 400-500

Ministry Hosting Grant Amount

  • $1 million
  • $2350,000

Projected Economic Impact

  • $6 million +
  • $2 million +


Interested applicants should visit the following website for more information and the bid guidelines:

For any questions about the Ontario Games and the bid process please contact Ryan Albright, Senior Coordinator, Games Unit at

Representatives from MTCS will be attending the 2017 Sport Event Congress and will be happy to discuss both hosting opportunities further.