Toronto's Council will consider a bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images

Toronto's CIty Council are due to consider a possible attempt to replace Durban as host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Tuesday (March 28).

This follows the submission of a motion by Councillor James Pasternak.

Under the proposal, which was seconded by another Councillor in Paula Fletcher, the Canadian city would seek to base their attempt purely around pre-existing facilities used when hosting the 2015 Pan American Games.

"This motion is subject to referral to the Economic Development Committee," said a message on the Toronto Council website.

"A two-thirds vote is required to waive referral."

Durban was stripped of the event last week by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) following a lack of progress since they were awarded hosting rights in September 2015.

A host of cities in England and Australia have already expressed interest.

This includes London, Birmingham, Liverpool and 2002 hosts Manchester in England.

Melbourne, location for the 2006 Games, has joined Perth, Sydney and Adelaide in considering bidding for what would be a second successive Australian event after next year's edition in Gold Coast.

Fireworks erupt during the Opening Ceremony of the Pan American Games in Toronto in 2015 ©Getty Images
Fireworks erupt during the Opening Ceremony of the Pan American Games in Toronto in 2015 ©Getty Images

Edmonton, the initial challenger to Durban in the 2022 race, is the only other Canadian city to have so far been linked with a possible bid.

The city had pulled out in February 2015, seven months before the vote, due to the falling oil prices which had affected its economy.

Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur has also been named in connection with a potential attempt.

No firm timeline has yet been established by the CGF towards selecting a replacement.

"Commonwealth Games Canada is pleased the City of Toronto is interested in hosting the Commonwealth Games," the organisations's chief executive Brian MacPherson told insidethegames.

"Any Commonwealth Games bid from a Canadian city will need the support of their respective Provincial Government and the Federal Government."

The last Commonwealth Games to be held in Canada was the 1994 edition in Victoria.

Toronto has never played host.

The city had at one stage been considered a potential candidate in the race for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games before deciding not to press ahead with a bid.

One challenge could be the lack of a large athletics stadium.

Track and field competition at the 2015 Pan American Games took place at the York Lions Stadium, which boasts a capacity of just 3,000.

The Opening Ceremony took place in the 45,000 capacity Rogers Centre.

More information can be read here on the Council motion.