Planning Tips

During the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, there are several things in Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region that will change from what you’re accustomed to. Before you head to a venue or event, here are some tips to help you have the best Games experience.

1. Plan your trip

Each venue page provides valuable planning tips, special venue notes and transportation information. Check your venue information and note the venue name, the unique three-letter venue code and any designated transit stop, shuttles or park-and-ride locations. And remember, transit is a great way to get to most of the venues and is included with your ticket! Other useful tools to help you on your way include the TORONTO 2015 Official Pan Am/Parapan Am Games App,presented by CIBC, and our interactive transit and auto trip planner apps.

2. Arrive early

Plan to arrive at the venue prior to the scheduled start time of your event. This will give you enough time to navigate crowds, clear airport-style security screening, enjoy the atmosphere and pick up refreshments or merchandise in the spectator plaza. Gate opening times vary from venue to venue, so check your venue’s page for more details and most importantly, don’t forget your ticket.

3. Prepare for security

To enter ticketed Games venues, you must possess a valid ticket and pass through security screening, which may include a bag inspection. The screening takes place before you enter the venue and is in place to ensure that no one is carrying prohibited or restricted items. Consult the conditions of entry page and venue pages for full details.

4. Accessibility

All TORONTO 2015 venues and services are created with accessibility in mind to ensure that everyone can share the same great Games experience and enjoy all that the Games has to offer! The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Accessibility Guides provide detailed information about accessible services, transportation options, and amenities at each venue.

5. Stay connected

For the most up-to-date Games information, bookmark TORONTO2015.org and download the TORONTO 2015 Official Pan Am/Parapan Am Games App, presented by CIBC. Follow the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube to stay on top of news, events and activities during the Games. And don’t forget to share your Games excitement, stories and images using #TO2015 in all your social media posts!