Out and About in Toronto – PanAm Games

Screen shot 2015-07-10 at 2.32.57 PMToday marks the opening ceremonies of the 2015 PanAm games and more than a month of competition in 400 events. The torch will finish it’s 41 day journey (my kids cheered it on a couple of days ago as it passed our local library) and make it’s way to the opening ceremonies which begin at 8pm. If you were unable to get a ticket for the ceremony, it will be streaming on the CBC.

Screen shot 2015-07-10 at 2.50.38 PMThe opening ceremonies were developed by the Cirque du Soleil and promise to be fantastic. If you can’t manage a ticket (at the time of writing there were still some available from between $500 and $950), you can see the ceremonies on the big screen at Nathan Phillips Square. You can also catch Panamania there – a festival of entertainment, dance, theatre and music which will run until the closing ceremonies on August 15th.

There are a lot of people worried about the traffic but bottom line, summer traffic in Toronto is always lighter so it will hopefully just be like a regular day. It’s a special opportunity to show the world how amazing our city is. And it’s always a great thing to come out and cheer on amazing Canadian athletes. 16 of the events are Olympic qualifiers. So, welcome to Toronto everyone and Go Canada!