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Expo 2017 bid unveiled
|Contributor||Thomas Walker |
|Last Edited||Thomas Walker Dec 03, 2009 11:59am|
|News Date||Thursday, December 3, 2009 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||"Harmony of Energy, and the Future of Our Planet" -- that's the theme of Expo 2017, being pitched for Edmonton. |
The city outlined its bid Monday afternoon at city hall.
The world's fair, should the Alberta capital be the successful bidder for the event, would take place at two sites -- South Campus of the University of Alberta, and a redeveloped West Rossdale area.
Playing host to such an event won't be cheap. It will cost $2.3 billion, but those backing the effort believe Expo 2017 can generate $2.6 billion for the Canadian economy, with $2.3 billion of that for Alberta.
It's expected the world's fair would draw an attendance of 5.3 million, putting it on a much smaller scale than previous expositions held in Montreal in 1967, and Vancouver in 1986.