Transportation Planning for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

Introduction

Fans watch a game at BMO field. Photo credit: Mark Walmough

In 2015, Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region will host the Pan American and Parapan American Games, a celebration of sport and culture for nations across the Americas. The Games will be the largest ever Pan Am/Parapan Am Games and the largest multi-sport event ever held in Canada.

From July 10 - 26 and August 7 - 15, 10,000 athletes and officials, international media and more than a million spectators will be going to and from events. Safe and reliable transportation for athletes and officials is essential. So, too, is a positive transportation experience for visitors, spectators, residents and businesses.


The Strategic Framework

The Ministry of Transportation is working closely with Toronto2015, municipalities, regional governments, security planners, transit operators and accessibility planners to deliver a plan that will showcase a transportation network that is ready for the world stage and will:

  • Get athletes and officials to their events safely, on time and ready to compete
  • Create a safe, accessible and positive experience for spectators and volunteers
  • Keep local residents and businesses moving

The Strategic Framework for Transportation is the blueprint for success. It is a planning document reflecting detailed technical analysis and collaboration with more than 30 different organizations. It contains transportation strategies for Ontario and its partners to help deliver successful transportation to and from the Games.    


Read Ontario's Strategic Framework for Transportation

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What Comes Next?

Now that we have the blueprint, we will find the best ways to implement our strategies. We will continue to work with our transportation planning partners to refine, test and deliver all of the elements of the Strategic Framework.

These are the “People’s Games,” and our goal is to help everyone embrace and enjoy them. That’s why we are committed to sharing our transportation plans in advance, and to giving you the information you’ll need to get around during the Games. Be sure to keep an eye on toronto2015.org and ontario.ca for updates about the Games and the transportation plans.