The Pan Am Games which begins today casts Toronto in the spotlight internationally runs from July 7th to the 26th. According to many who work in the city, it already feels more crowded. Over 250,000 visitors are expected and 7,500 athletes from 41 countries have arrived.
After the Pan Am Games conclude, it will be followed by the Parapan Am Games which runs from August 7th-15th.
250,000 visitors and 7,500 athletes from 41 countries. The Parapan Am Games runs August 7th to 15th.
Meanwhile the city has rolled out the welcome mat for all visitors. Even LCBO will stay open longer so out of town visitors can buy some bubbly to celebrate or something stronger to forget their disappointment. Environment Canada says it will be using cutting edge science and technology “to provide weather forecasting and warning services to ensure the safety of all those attending the Toronto 2015 Games.”
The Pan Am Games are a very big deal for athletes in more than 15 sports to punch their qualifying ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This will also give them an opportunity to enjoy Toronto’s vibrant nightlife, culture and art.
The Pam Am Opening Ceremonies venue will be at the Rogers Centre. Cirque du Soleil will dazzle the packed arena with scintillating acrobatics. The opening ceremony will be broadcast live from Nathan Philips Square for free.
Let the games begin!