Finding Your Way To The Venue

There’s a lot going on during the Games, not to mention the dozens of key locations to find and navigate. TO2015 and the Province of Ontario have worked closely with regional transit and transportation authorities to develop an integrated navigation program to guide you on your Games journey.

Venue Identification

Venues are identified in two ways:

  1. By its full name, such as CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House.
  2. By its unique three-letter venue code, such as PAC.

These three-letter venue codes are your key to getting you to and around the venues. The codes appear in this guide and on venue web pages, maps, tickets and wayfinding signage.


As you approach every TORONTO 2015 venue, local highways, roadways and transit hubs provide wayfinding signage to direct you not just to the venues, but also to parking areas, transit stops and spectator entrances. The signs are blue and orange with sport pictograms (except for when located on roads with speed limits greater than 60 km/hour and on the routes to CIBC Pan Am Park). All signs feature TORONTO 2015 branding.

  • Tip —Icons on event signs direct you to key venue services. For example, icons with P+ and the image of a bus indicate park-and-ride locations.
  • Tip — Check the venue page for details on the gate opening time for your event. The earlier you arrive, the more time you’ll have to explore the venue and be in your seat for the start of the competition.
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