Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Torontonians able to view Pan Am Games broadcasts at 10 City sites in neighbourhoods across the city

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  July 14, 2015

Torontonians able to view Pan Am Games broadcasts at 10 City sites in neighbourhoods across the city

Through the City of Toronto's Games Viewing Sites, a Host City Showcase Program initiative, community centres, libraries and other venues have been set up with large screens that will show media broadcasts of various Games events. The Games Viewing Sites give residents the opportunity to get together as a community to watch the Games and cheer on the athletes.

"Toronto is coming alive with Pan Am Games excitement," said Mayor John Tory. "The Host City Showcase Program is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the Games through community and cultural celebrations and will ultimately leave a lasting legacy for the city."

The Games Viewing Sites are located at the following facilities:
• North Kipling Community Centre (2 Rountree Rd.) 
• Antibes Community Centre (140 Antibes Dr.) 
• Parkway Forest Community Centre (55 Forest Manor Rd.) 
• Wellesley Community Centre (495 Sherbourne St.) 
• Urban Arts Toronto (5 Bartonville Ave. E.) 
• Scarborough Village Recreation Centre (3600 Kingston Rd.) 
• Thorncliffe Public Library (48 Thorncliffe Park Dr.) 
• York Woods Public Library (1785 Finch Ave. W.) 
• Malvern Public Library (20 Sewells Rd.) 
• Jane/Sheppard Public Library (1906 Sheppard Ave. W.)

Toronto's Host City Showcase Program includes a variety of initiatives and projects that will leave a legacy and long-term community benefit that will enhance the experience of the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games for residents and visitors alike. The program's projects and initiatives aim to boost economic development and tourism, foster sport development and healthy living, increase resident engagement in the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, deliver cultural celebrations and extend the benefits of the Games across the city.

Residents have many opportunities to join in and celebrate the Games through the City's Host City Showcase Program, cheering on the athletes and taking part in celebrations and other events across Toronto.

More information about the Host City Showcase Program and other City initiatives for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, such as the PANAMANIA arts and culture festival, is available at http://www.toronto.ca/panam2015.

This news release is also available on the City's website: http://ow.ly/PB9fT

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 http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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Media contact: Strategic Communications, 416-392-6967, media@toronto.ca

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