Toronto’s city council could make a bid to host Expo 2025.
The city’s executive committee will meet Tuesday to discuss the proposition.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated in a written response to Mayor John Tory and others who signed a letter about the potential bid that the federal government would explore the possibility if a bid was made.
Tory stated that he will support a bid to host Expo 2025 if the federal and provincial governments commit to footing part of the bill.
A group of private sector leaders stated in a letter to Trudeau that the cost of pavilions will be shared jointly by participating countries.
Proponents of the bid argue that it would boost the city’s reputation and that it makes more sense economically than hosting the Olympics. Tory decided against bidding to host the 2024 Summer Games.
If the city wins the bid, it would be Canada’s second official World Expo after Expo 67 in Montreal.
The event’s regulatory committee classified Expo 86 in Vancouver as an “international specialized expo.”