News Release
February 9, 2015

Toronto residents, who live in the vicinity of the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village (West Don Lands – 409 Front Street East), and local businesses, are invited to the St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre on Wednesday, February 11 for drop-in information sessions to learn more about how their community may be affected by the Games.

These drop-in sessions will provide tips, tools and information to help residents and local businesses get around during the Games.

Athletes’ Village Games Drop-in Information Session for Local Businesses
Date: Wednesday, February 11
Location: St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre, 230 The Esplanade
Time: 3-5 p.m., drop-in

If you cannot attend in person, questions can be directed to businessinfo@toronto2015.org.

Athletes’ Village Games Drop-in Information Session for Residents
Date: Wednesday, February 11
Location: St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre, 230 The Esplanade
Time: 6-8 p.m., drop-in

For more information about this drop-in session, or for requests regarding accessibility requirements, contact residentinfo@toronto2015.org.

Note: Space for both sessions is limited; groups are encouraged to send representation.

These drop-in sessions are hosted by the Pan Am Transportation Team (PATT), comprised of representatives from the Ministry of Transportation, the Integrated Security Unit (ISU), the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015), the Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto.

This summer, Ontario will host the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. This will be the largest international sporting event ever hosted in Canada.

Toronto will host several competition and non-competition venues, including the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village in the West Don Lands, an 80-acre site next to the Don River in Toronto’s waterfront district. The Village will be the Games-time home for 10,000 athletes, coaches and team officials, and will incorporate a full range of services and amenities.

A key legacy of the Games, the Village will become a dynamic mixed-use neighbourhood with affordable housing, new condominiums, a YMCA and a dormitory for George Brown College students after the Games.

More information about the session is available at http://bit.ly/1zXi42w.

For more information about the Games, visit http://www.toronto2015.org/.

About TO2015
The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15. The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world’s best athletes and artists to the City of Toronto and Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.

For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org or follow @TO2015, @TO2015_fr (French) or @TO2015_es (Spanish).

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

Jennifer Robinson
TO2015
416-957-2105
Wynna Brown
Strategic Communications
416-392-8937