The 2015 Pan Am Games is going to be the biggest celebration Toronto has ever hosted. This year’s Games will be bigger than the Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal Olympics!
With Toronto as the host city for the 2015 Pan Am Games, all of us in the city have the opportunity to witness a once in a generation opportunity. In our city’s over 60 year history, the games have only been held once before in Canada (Winnipeg, 1967). This is a big deal! Every one of us is a host to the estimated 250,000 visitors in addition to a chance to see some of the elite athletes in Canada and in the Americas compete. Tickets are affordable, with many starting at $20, with discounted tickets for students and seniors.
The countdown is on. Along with an estimated 380 million households outside of Canada watching the Pan Am Games, let’s all be part of the fun!
When does the excitement start?
The Pan Am flame was lit in May 2015 during a traditional ceremony in Teotihuacan, Mexico. The torch relay started in Canada on May 30, making its final stop at the Opening Ceremony on July 10.
By the Numbers
- 41 countries and territories competing in 49 different sports categories
- Over 10,000 athletes and officials from North and South America and the Caribbean
- 20,000+ volunteers
- 34 venues located in 16 municipalities across south-ern Ontario
- 36 Pan Am and 16 Parapan different sports
- Third largest international multi-sport Games (behind Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games)
- $1.44 billion overall budget, split almost equally between the operating and capital development budgets
The Pan Am Games July 10 to 26 and the Parapan Am Games August 7 to 15