Here's a 9-page report to Toronto's City Council, written 2 weeks ago, outlining why Toronto should NOT put a bid in for the 2022 Commonwealth Games -
Makes for interesting reading. Some of their reasons for not recommending that the bid go ahead:
"Lack of confirmed support from other orders of government..."
"Lack of certainty on the availability of resources to host the Commonwealth Games..."
"Lack of community engagement and consultation..."
"Lack of resources and expedited timelines to bid...."
"The City would incur unbudgeted costs...."
and there's more detail in the report.
How are these issues magically not the same for Victoria?
I don't have any confidence (unfortunately) in this municipality that hosting the Commonwealth Games will not become just another money pit.