Top 5 Sport Picks by Day


It’s the first day of the Games! Thinking of being part of TORONTO 2015? There are so many great sport and entertainment options available that we thought you might like a little help narrowing down the options, so we asked our experts to make some recommendations.


Day 1 - Saturday, July 11


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Women’s Soccer – The World’s Most Popular Sport at Hamilton’s New Stadium

Canada’s women’s soccer team kicks off against Ecuador in the new CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium. One ticket lets you watch two preliminary round matches, so the value and the venue will be as compelling as the competition. Multi-game sessions start at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Buy tickets.


2) Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens – See Every Competing Country at Every Session

Canada’s men’s rugby team defends its gold medal from the 2011 Pan Am Games while the Canadian women look for gold in the Pan Am debut of women’s rugby. The sport provides intense action in short and fierce matches on the pitch at Exhibition Stadium at CIBC Pan Am Park. Every ticketed session allows you to see every competing nation, so you’ll never miss your favourite team.  Buy tickets.

3) Men’s Baseball – Canada Begins its Defense of Pan Am Gold

Canada is the reigning Pan Am Games champion, but it opens the 2015 tournament at 7 p.m. against a powerful lineup from the Dominican Republic, the nation that puts more players in the major leagues than any country other than the United States. In earlier action, the USA plays Puerto Rico at 3 p.m. in a clash of medal contenders at the President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark.  Buy tickets.


4) Men’s Gymnastics – One of the Great Spectator Experiences of Any Games

With competition on six different apparatus ― high bar, rings, parallel bars, pommel horse, vault and floor ― and medal-contending athletes from Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United States and at least a dozen other nations, the action in men’s gymnastics is non-stop. Medals are on the line in both the 2:30 p.m. afternoon session and the 7:30 p.m. evening session at Toronto Coliseum at CIBC Pan Am Park. Session 1 - Buy tickets. Session 2 - Buy tickets.


5) Men’s and Women’s Judo – Preliminary and Medal Sessions

The athlete competing in judo - known as a Judoka - works to deliver the locks, holds and throws that earn points in this intense martial art. Men’s and women’s competitions begin today with the men’s 60 kg weight class and the women’s 58 kg and 52 kg weight classes. The preliminary session begins at 3:30 p.m., with the evening medal session beginning at 8 p.m. at the Mississauga Sports Centre.  Session 1 - Buy ticketsSession 2Buy tickets.


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PANAMANIA Live @ Nathan Phillips Square – Free Performances and Fireworks

Nathan Phillips Square will reverberate with music beginning at 12:30 p.m. and culminating with fireworks at 10:45 p.m. Today’s scheduled performers include Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra, Joaquin Diaz, the Lula All Stars, the Heavyweights Brass Band, Radio Radio and Systema Solar with Canadian star Serena Ryder closing the show.

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Day 2 - Sunday, July 12

 
TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Men’s Soccer – The “Beautiful Game” Kicks Off at Hamilton’s New Stadium

Canada’s men’s soccer team meets Brazil, possibly the greatest soccer nation of them all, in its opening match of TORONTO 2015. The new CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium plays host and one ticket lets you watch two preliminary round matches, so the value and the venue will be as compelling as the competition. Games start at 5:30 p.m.  Buy tickets.


2) Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens – Fierce Action in the Quarter-Finals and Medal Matches

Canada’s men’s rugby team defends its gold medal from the 2011 Pan Am Games while the Canadian women ― including two of the world’s best players, Magali Harvey and Kelly Russell ― eye the podium. The sport provides intense action in short and fierce matches at Exhibition Stadium at CIBC Pan Am Park. The quarter-finals session begins at 10 a.m. and the medal matches begin at 4 p.m. Buy tickets.


3) Men’s Baseball – Canada Defends Diamond Gold in Ajax

Canada continues its defense of the 2011 Pan Am gold medal with a game against the South American champions from Colombia. With a start time of 3:30 p.m., today’s game is Canada’s only daytime action of the preliminary round at the President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark. The 7 p.m. game features fierce rivals and world baseball powers, the United States and twelve-time Pan Am Games champion Cuba. Canada v. ColombiaBuy ticketsU.S. v. CubaBuy tickets.


4) Women’s Gymnastics – Canada’s Rising Stars at Toronto Coliseum

Coming off a fifth-place finish at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Canada’s women’s gymnastics team and rising star Ellie Black take on the USA and South American rivals in today’s women’s team competition. With three sessions ― 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. (preliminary rounds) and a 7:30 p.m. medal session ― there’s no shortage of opportunities to watch the grace and power of some of the world’s best gymnasts at the Toronto Coliseum at CIBC Pan Am Park.

With competition on six different apparatus ― high bar, rings, parallel bars, pommel horse, vault and floor ― and medal-contending athletes from Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United States and at least a dozen other nations, the action in men’s gymnastics is non-stop. Medals are on the line in both the 2:30 p.m. afternoon session and the 7:30 p.m. evening session at Toronto Coliseum at CIBC Pan Am Park. 10:45 a.m.Buy tickets. 2:45 p.m.Buy tickets. 7:00 p.m. - Buy tickets.


5) Men’s Softball – Men’s Softball Returns to the Pan Am Games

The winners of all seven gold medals awarded for men’s softball in Pan Am Games history, the Canadian team is back in action after men’s softball took a brief hiatus from the Games. The sport has returned in a big way for TORONTO 2015, and the Canadian squad takes its first step toward maintaining its historic dominance when it takes to the diamond for a 7 p.m. clash with Mexico at the President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark. Buy tickets.


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CIBC Pan Am Park – Live Entertainment and Free Admission

The stage at CIBC Pan Am Park comes alive at noon with a performance by Joaquin Diaz, but that’s just the beginning. With a number of sport venues surrounding the stage, this is a can’t-miss place to meet and soak up the TORONTO 2015 experience as you enjoy live performances by STREB, the Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra and A Tribe Called Red. The day’s final performance begins at 9 p.m.

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Day 3 - Monday, July 13


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Men’s and Women’s Beach Volleyball – Get Up Early or Stay Up Late at the Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre

One of the marquee sports and one of the liveliest venues of the Games is at the Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre at CIBC Pan Am Park. The festival atmosphere will definitely keep up with the skill level on the sand with many of the world’s best beach volleyball nations coming from the Pan Am region. The day features three preliminary round sessions ― 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. ― with as many as four matches per session. 9:00 a.m.Buy tickets2:30 p.m.Buy tickets8:00 p.m. - Buy tickets.


2) Men’s and Women’s Judo – Preliminary and Medal Bouts

Judo may mean “gentle way,” but judoka (the athletes competing in judo) combine power, balance, technique and strategy to beat their opponents. The Mississauga Sports Centre hosts top judo nations such as Brazil, Cuba and the United States, with Canada’s athletes ready to prove they belong at that level as well. Preliminary bouts begin at 3 p.m. with finals beginning at 8 p.m. PreliminaryBuy ticketsMedals - Buy tickets.

3) Men’s Baseball – Canada Defends Diamond Gold in Ajax

Canada’s third games in its quest to defend its dramatic 2011 Pan Am Games gold medal is against the squad from Nicaragua at 7 p.m. The President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark also hosts a noon game between two supremely talented teams, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Canada v. NicaraguaBuy tickets.


4) Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics – All-Around Finals

The all-around event is the most demanding in gymnastics, and only the best athletes performing at their best on that given day will reach the podium. The Toronto Coliseum at CIBC Pan Am Park is the site for the finals of the men’s event – starting at 12:45 p.m. – and the women’s event – starting at 6:50 p.m. See who asserts themselves as the Pan Am region’s best overall gymnasts. MenBuy ticketsWomenBuy tickets.


5) Men’s Football (Soccer) – Potential Champions at CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium

Both previous times Canada has hosted the Pan Am Games ― 1967 and 1999 ― Mexico has claimed gold in men’s soccer. See if Mexico can earn an early win in its quest to three-peat on Canadian soil at CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium. Mexico plays Paraguay at 8:30 p.m. after Uruguay kicks off against Trinidad and Tobago at 5:30 p.m. One ticket will let you watch both games. Buy tickets.


Make a day of it. Join us for the TORONTO 2015 arts and culture festival PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC. Here’s a great option for July 13:

La Imaginación del Futuro (North American Premiere)

July 12 to 15, 7:30 p.m.

Young Centre for the Performing Arts at The Distillery District

What if Salvador Allende had a team of modern communication experts at his disposal when Augusto Pinochet launched his coup? By looking at the potential paths history didn’t follow, Teatro La Re-sentida uses dark humour in this fictional situation to demystify the best and worst years in Chile’s recent history. Tickets from $20.15.

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Day 4 - Tuesday, July 14


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Men’s Baseball – Canada, the Defending Champion, Meets the Greatest Champion, Cuba

The defending champions in men’s baseball ― Canada ― meets the greatest Pan Am Games baseball nation ― twelve-time gold medallist Cuba ― in one of the showcase games of the preliminary round. The President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark is the place to be at 7 p.m. for the first pitch between two of the world’s best teams. If softball is your preference, Canada takes on Argentina at 7 p.m. Buy tickets.


2) Men’s Beach Volleyball – From Breakfast to Midnight at the Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre

One of the marquee sports and one of the liveliest venues of the Games is the Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre at CIBC Pan Am Park on Toronto’s waterfront. The festival atmosphere will match the skill level on the sand as many of the world’s best beach volleyball nations are from the Pan Am region. The day features three sessions ― 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. ― with as many as four matches per session. 9:00 a.m. - Buy tickets. 2:30 p.m.Buy tickets8:00 p.m.Buy tickets.

3) Men’s and Women’s Judo – Heavyweights and Super Heavyweights Do Battle

Judo may mean “gentle way,” but judoka (the athletes competing in judo) combine power, balance, technique and strategy to beat their opponents. The Mississauga Sports Centre hosts top judo nations such as Brazil, Cuba and the United States, with Canada’s athletes ready to prove they belong at that level as well. Preliminary bouts for the heavyweight and super heavyweight classes begin at 3 p.m. with the finals beginning at 8 p.m. Preliminary - Buy ticketsMedals - Buy tickets.


4) Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics – First Day, Apparatus Finals

The first of two days of competition in the apparatus finals features medal in floor, horse and rings for the men and vault and uneven bars for the women. All the action takes place the Toronto Coliseum at CIBC Pan Am Park beginning at 1:30 p.m. Buy tickets.


5) Women’s (Football) Soccer – Two Great Games on One Ticket

One ticket will get you into the brand-new CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium for two matches beginning at 5:30 p.m. The first match pits soccer giant Argentina against perennial medal contender Mexico, while the second match kicks off at 8:30 p.m. when Colombia takes on Trinidad and Tobago. Buy tickets.


Make a day of it. Join us for the TORONTO 2015 arts and culture festival PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC. Here’s a great option for July 14:

87 by Robert Lepage (World Premiere)

July 14 to 18, 8 p.m.

St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts

A riveting foray into the world of memory by internationally renowned director, playwright and actor Robert Lepage. This intimate Ex Machina production explores the collection and recall of memories in this digital age of data storage, as well as how theatre – an art based on the exercise of memory – is still relevant today. Tickets from $30.

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Day 5 - Wednesday, July 15


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Women’s Football (Soccer) – Defending Champions Canada in Action in Hamilton

Looking to win back-to-back Pan Am gold medals, the Canadian women’s soccer team continues its preliminary round action at 8:30 p.m. against Costa Rica at the new CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium. With the same ticket, you can watch a clash of talented South American nations in the Brazil-Ecuador match at 5:30 p.m. Buy tickets.


2) Men’s and Women’s Rowing – Power on the Water at the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course

The legendary Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course in St. Catharines is ready to deliver medals in six different events this morning with the first oars going in the water at 9 a.m. Among the medal contenders will be Canada’s team in the men’s heavy eights, an event featuring eight-man boats that go so fast, they can pull a water skier. Buy tickets.

3) Men’s and Women’s Beach Volleyball – From Breakfast to Midnight at the Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre

The famously festive atmosphere of beach volleyball gets started early and continues deep into the night at the Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre at CIBC Pan Am Park on Toronto’s waterfront. Men’s and women’s preliminary round action takes place in three different ticketed sessions beginning at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - Buy tickets. 2:30 p.m. - Buy tickets. 8:00 p.m. - Buy tickets.


4) Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics – Apparatus Finals

It’s the last day of apparatus competition, so a single ticket to a single session offers medal finals in five different apparatus: the vault, horizontal bar and parallel bars for the men, along with the beam and floor for the women. All the action takes place the Toronto Coliseum at CIBC Pan Am Park beginning at 1:30 p.m. Buy tickets.


5) Men’s Softball and Baseball – Action at President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark

Baseball fans will not want to miss the 7 p.m. tilt between world baseball powers Cuba and the Dominican Republic. At the same time, on another diamond at the President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark, Canada’s men go against the Dominican Republic in softball. That’s the third game you can see on one ticket, which also includes the 2 p.m. game between Mexico and Venezuela and the 4:30 p.m. game that pits the United States against Argentina. Baseball: Cuba vs. Dominican Republic - Buy ticketsSoftball: Canada vs. Dominican RepublicBuy tickets.


Make a day of it. Join us for the TORONTO 2015 arts and culture festival PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC. Here’s a great option for July 15:

CIBC Pan Am Park – More Sports, More Entertainment

CIBC Pan Am Park is home to six different sport venues and a performance stage that comes alive at 1 p.m. with the Wesli Band and again when the High Bar Gang takes the stage at 5:45 p.m. With interactive displays, sponsor giveaways and free activities, CIBC Pan Am Park is in the middle of the action and is the place to be, with or without a ticket.

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Day 6 - Thursday, July 16


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Men’s (Football) Soccer – Canada Continues Quest for its First Men’s Pan Am Soccer Medal

The Canadian men return to the pitch during prime time for an 8:30 p.m. match against Panama in preliminary round play at CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium. The same ticket will get you into that match and the evening’s opener at 5:30 p.m. when Peru kicks off against Brazil, four-time Pan Am Games men’s soccer champions. Buy tickets.


2) Women’s Basketball – Canadian Women on the Rise

Basketball is one of the hottest tickets of the Games and Canada’s women’s team ― ranked fifth in the world ―opens its quest for a home-court medal with a 6 p.m. game against Venezuela at the Ryerson Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto. The same ticket will give you a seat for the 9 p.m. game between Brazil and the powerhouse team from the United States. Buy tickets.

3) Women’s Volleyball – Indoor Volleyball Hits the Court at CIBC Pan Am Park

The volleyball action moves from the sand to the floor on the first day of the women’s indoor tournament at Exhibition Centre at CIBC Pan Am Park. Canada goes up against the Dominican Republic in the opening match of the evening session, followed by the United States against Peru. Earlier in the day, one ticket will get you two matches beginning at 1:30 p.m. when Brazil plays Puerto Rico, followed by Argentina versus Cuba. 1:30 p.m.Buy tickets. Canada vs. Dominican Republic - Buy tickets.


4) Women’s Tennis – Medals in Doubles, Early Singles Draw at the Canadian Tennis Centre

One of the fastest-rising sports in Canada right now offers one of the greatest-value tickets of the Games as one admission provides a full day of tennis action at the Canadian Tennis Centre. The first matches hit the court at 1 p.m. Both singles and doubles play will be featured, including the doubles finals. Play is expected to continue until after 9 p.m. Buy tickets.


5) Men’s Softball and Baseball – World-Class Ball on the Diamonds in Ajax

Canada’s quest for repeat baseball gold continues with a game against yet another baseball giant, Puerto Rico, in the evening game at the President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark. The earlier afternoon session features the United States taking on the Dominican Republic in a matchup of the two nations that produce the most Major League Baseball players. In softball, one ticket gets you three games beginning at 2 p.m. with Argentina versus the Dominican Republic, followed by Canada versus Venezuela at 4:30 p.m. and then the United States against Mexico at 7 p.m. Baseball - Buy ticketsSoftballBuy tickets.


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Yaíma Sáez y su grupo “Live in Concert”

July 16 at 9 p.m.

Young Centre for the Performing Arts at The Distillery District

With her powerful, velvety voice, this contralto is counted among a long line of female vocalists in the styles of bolero, filín, canción, son, and the most authentic Cuban popular music.

Some compare her to Elena Burke and Omara Portuondo for her sober style and remarkable interpretive strength; however, she effortlessly crosses genres, showing her love for the classics while continuing to shine like a jewel of our times. Tickets from $20.15.

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Day 7 - Friday, July 17


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Men’s Softball and Baseball – Things Get Serious at President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark

The baseball diamond at President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark plays host to a 7 p.m. tilt between Canada and the United States in a rematch of the 2011 Pan Am Games final that Canada won by a single run. Also at the Ballpark, men’s softball action enters the semi-final stage with the winner of the 4:30 p.m. game advancing to the final along with the winner of the game at 9:30 p.m. Baseball: Canada vs. United States: Buy ticketsSoftball:Buy tickets.


2) Women’s Basketball – Canadian Women on the Rise

Maple Leaf Gardens was once the centre of the Toronto sport universe, and it just might be again today as the old Gardens ― now the Ryerson Athletic Centre ― hosts two high-quality women’s basketball games as Canada takes on Argentina at 6 p.m., followed by the powerhouse United States team facing the Dominican Republic. Buy tickets.

3) Indoor and Beach Volleyball – CIBC Pan Am Park is the Home of Volleyball

The men’s teams start their indoor tournament today at Exhibition Centre at CIBC Pan Am Park. One ticket delivers two matches’ worth of power, speed and skill as Brazil opens against Colombia at 1:30 p.m., followed by the United States facing Puerto Rico. The evening session serves up Canada against Mexico followed by Argentina versus Cuba. Beach volleyball at the Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre continues with preliminary round action for men and women starting at 9 a.m., followed by quarter-final matches in two sessions: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Indoor: 1:30 p.m.Buy ticketsIndoor: 7:00 p.m. - Buy ticketsBeach: 9:00 a.m. - Buy ticketsBeach: 2:30 p.m. - Buy ticketsBeach: 8:00 p.m. - Buy tickets.

4) Men’s and Women’s Wrestling – Go to the Mat at the Mississauga Sports Centre

The wrestling action begins with qualifying matches in the afternoon session beginning at 2:30 p.m., with quarter-final and semi-final bouts taking place before the end of the session at 5:30 p.m. The medal matches take to the mat in the evening session that begins at the Mississauga Sports Centre at 8 p.m. Qualifying - Buy tickets. Medals - Buy tickets.


5) Rhythmic Gymnastics – Artistry and Athleticism at the Toronto Coliseum

Rhythmic gymnastics begins today at the Toronto Coliseum at CIBC Pan Am Park on Toronto’s beautiful waterfront. Fans can expect a typically strong Canadian performance in this sport, particularly from Patricia Bezzoubenko, who collected five gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Buy tickets.


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CIBC Pan Am Park – More Sports, More Entertainment . . . and Colin James

CIBC Pan Am Park is home to six different sport venues and a performance stage that comes alive at 1 p.m. with Juan de Marcos & Afro Cuban All Stars. At 5 p.m., the Devin Cuddy Band performs, followed by Canadian rock and blues legend Colin James at 6:30 p.m. With interactive displays, sponsor giveaways and free activities, CIBC Pan Am Park is the place to get in the middle of the action, with or without a ticket.

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Day 8 - Saturday, July 18


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Men’s and Women’s Trampoline – High-Flying Action at CIBC Pan Am Park

Canada is a world trampoline power and the Canadian “air force” includes Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan and three-time Olympic medallist Karen Cockburn on the women’s side, along with reigning Pan Am Games champion Keegan Soehn and Olympic medallist Jason Burnett on the men’s side. Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Toronto Coliseum, the trampoline competition is sure to provide some of the most breathtaking and heart-stopping moments of the Games. Buy tickets.


2) Men’s Baseball – Semi-final Action at President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark

The semi-final games at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark are sure to provide compelling storylines no matter which teams take to the diamond. Could the defending champion Canadians still be in the hunt? Will the Cubans be poised to reclaim the Pan Am Games gold they owned for so long? Will the powerful Americans or Dominicans still be playing, or will an upstart still have a chance? Semi-final: 1 p.m.Buy ticketsSemi-final: 7 p.m.Buy tickets.


3) Men’s Wrestling – Quarters, Semis and Finals at the Mississauga Sports Centre

The afternoon session ― which begins at 2:30 p.m. ― will see athletes wrestle their way through qualifying matches and through the quarter-finals and semifinals in four different weight classes. All of that happens before the evening medal finals begin at 8 p.m. at the Mississauga Sports Centre. QualifyingBuy ticketsMedalsBuy tickets.


4) Women’s Basketball – Canadian Women Continue Medal Quest

Maple Leaf Gardens was once the centre of the Toronto sports universe, and it just might be again today as the old Gardens ― now the Ryerson Athletic Centre ― hosts two high-quality women’s basketball games as Canada takes on Cuba at 6 p.m., followed by the powerhouse American squad facing Puerto Rico at 9 p.m. Buy tickets.


5) Indoor and Beach Volleyball – CIBC Pan Am Park is the Home of Volleyball

The women’s volleyball teams take to the floor at CIBC Pan Am Park today. Indoor volleyball at Exhibition Centre features Canada taking on the tough Cuban side at 7 p.m. The same session includes a second game: the United States versus Puerto Rico. Earlier, at 1:30 p.m., Brazil plays Peru, followed by Argentina against the Dominican Republic. The Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre is the site for classification matches beginning at 9 a.m. and quarter-final matches during both the 2 p.m. afternoon session and the 8 p.m. evening session. Indoor: 1:30 p.m. - Buy tickets. Indoor: 7:00 p.m. - Buy tickets. Beach: 9:00 a.m. - Buy tickets. Beach: 2:30 p.m. - Buy tickets. Beach: 8:00 p.m. - Buy tickets.


Make a day of it. Join us for the TORONTO 2015 arts and culture festival PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC. Here’s a great option for July 18:

CIBC Pan Am Park – More Sports, More Entertainment

CIBC Pan Am Park is home to six different sport venues and a performance stage that comes alive at 1 p.m. with Rafael & Energia Domincana followed by Kytami at 3:30 p.m. With interactive displays, sponsor giveaways and free activities, CIBC Pan Am Park is the place to get in the middle of the action, with or without a ticket. The Park also provides access to Toronto’s beautiful waterfront.

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Day 9 - Sunday, July 19


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Rhythmic Gymnastics and Women’s and Men’s Trampoline – Artistry and Acrobatics at the Toronto Coliseum

Rhythmic gymnastics is the daytime feature at the Toronto Coliseum at CIBC Pan Am Park with a session that begins at 10 a.m. and ends with medal performances. The evening session at the Coliseum begins at 7 p.m. and offers high-air trampoline action featuring one of the world’s best squads in the Canadian team, led by reigning Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan. GymnasticsBuy ticketsTrampoline -Buy tickets.


2) Women’s Basketball – Semi-Final Action Afternoon and Evening

The women’s basketball schedule offers four games, including two semi-final match ups, at the Ryerson Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto. The 1:30 p.m. ticket provides a seat for both the first semi-final and a qualification game. The second pair of games, including the second semi-final, begins 6 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Buy tickets. 6:00 p.m.Buy tickets.

3) Indoor and Beach Volleyball – CIBC Pan Am Park is the Home of Volleyball

Classification matches begin at the Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre at CIBC Pan Am Park at 9 a.m., leading to even more intense action later in the day with the first semi-final session at 3 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m. Not far away at the Exhibition Centre, the men take to the floor in afternoon and evening sessions. Canada plays Puerto Rico in the second afternoon match at 3:30 p.m. while the evening session begins a 7 p.m. Indoor: Canada vs. Puerto RicoBuy ticketsIndoor: United States vs. MexicoBuy tickets.Beach: ClassificationBuy ticketsBeach: Semis - Buy tickets


4) Women’s Softball – Canada and USA Preparing for a Likely Showdown

The Canadians and Americans may be on a collision course as Canada has taken the last four Pan Am Games silver medals and the United States is the world’s top women’s softball nation. Today, the action begins at President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark with a three-game ticket that includes Cuba playing the Dominican Republic at 2 p.m., Canada playing Brazil at 4:30 p.m. and the United States facing Puerto Rico at 7 p.m. Buy tickets.


5) Women’s Soccer – Canada Plays Brazil at CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium

The defending Pan Am Games champions take on one of the world’s greatest soccer nations when Canada plays Brazil at the brand-new CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium. That match is the second of the session as Ecuador plays Costa Rica at 5:30 p.m. One ticket gets you a seat for both games. Buy tickets.


Make a day of it. Join us for the TORONTO 2015 arts and culture festival PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC. Here’s a great option for July 19:

PANAMANIA Live @ Nathan Phillips Square – Free Performances and Fireworks

The stage at Nathan Phillips Square comes alive at 2 p.m. with a performance by Les Hay Babies leading into a full day’s worth of free entertainment that includes Electric Ukelele, La Bottine Souriante and Pupy y Los Que Son Son with Yaima Sáez. After the 7 p.m. Victory Celebration, the Flaming Lips take to the stage at 9:30 p.m. before the closing fireworks show.

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Day 10 - Monday, July 20


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Women’s Softball and Baseball – Women’s Baseball Makes its Pan Am Games Debut

TORONTO 2015 makes history today when, for the first time in Pan Am Games history, women take to the baseball diamond. President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark hosts the landmark first game between the United States and Brazil at 3 p.m. and, on the same ticket, Canada versus Cuba at 7 p.m. The next diamond over is the softball venue where one ticket provides access to three games: United States versus Brazil at 2 p.m., Puerto Rico versus the Dominican Republic at 4:30 p.m. and Canada versus Cuba at 7 p.m. Baseball: United States vs. BrazilBuy ticketsSoftballBuy tickets


2) Men’s Soccer – Canada Pursues its First Men’s Pan Am Soccer Medal

The brand-new CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium plays host to two premier men’s soccer matches at an evening session that provides both games for one ticket. In the opener at 5:30 p.m., world soccer power Brazil takes on Panama, followed by Peru playing Canada at 8:30 p.m. Buy tickets.

3) Men’s and Women’s Boxing – Quarter-Final Bouts at the Oshawa Sports Centre

The Pan Am Games are well-known for intense boxing competition, and this edition of the Games will be no different as both men and women step into the ring at the Oshawa Sports Centre. With quarter-final bouts going in three weight divisions for both men and women beginning at 7 p.m., the action will be intense as the winners of these match ups are guaranteed medals. Women's - Buy tickets. Men's - Buy tickets.


4) Women’s Volleyball – Top Teams Hit the Court at CIBC Pan Am Park

Exhibition Centre at CIBC Pan Am Park offers two sessions of two outstanding games each, with the Canadians opening the day with a 1:30 p.m. match against Argentina. The afternoon session concludes with two terrific volleyball nations facing off as the Dominican Republic takes on Cuba. The evening session begins at 7 p.m. with Puerto Rica taking on Peru before the 9 p.m. clash of the world’s top two volleyball nations, the United States and Brazil. 1:30 p.m. - Buy tickets. 7:00 p.m. - Buy tickets.


5) Men’s and Women’s Taekwondo – Fierce Preliminary and Medals Action

The Mississauga Sports Centre hosts taekwondo, a fast-paced martial art that originated in Korea. The 2 p.m. session offers up preliminary round and semi-final bouts in two weight classes for both men and women. The 8 p.m. evening session features the championship matchups that determine the gold and silver medals. 2:00 p.m. - Buy tickets8:00 p.m. - Buy tickets.


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CIBC Pan Am Park – More Sports, More Entertainment

CIBC Pan Am Park is home to six different sport venues and a performance stage that comes alive at 1 p.m. with La Bottine Souriante. The live music continues with Pup y Los Que Son Son with Yaima Sáez and then Half Moon Run before the 9:30 p.m. show by Canadian synth-pop sensation Lights.

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Day 11 - Tuesday, July 21


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Men’s and Women’s Athletics – Track and Field Action at York University

CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium hosts the running, jumping and throwing events including today’s men’s and women’s 100-metres preliminaries; women’s 400-metre hurdles semis; the final of the women’s 5,000 metres; the women’s pole vault final; and men’s long jump, all in the 10 a.m. morning session. The 6 p.m. evening session features the women’s 800 metres semis; the semis and finals of the women’s 100-metre hurdles; the final of the men’s 10,000 metres; the final of women’s triple jump and the final of men’s shot put. 10:00 a.m. - Buy tickets6:00 p.m. - Buy tickets.


2) Men’s Basketball – Canada’s Best Take to the Court

Sure to be one of the hottest tickets of the Games, men’s basketball tips off at the Ryerson Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto with a two-game morning session beginning at 10:30 a.m. The highlight of the day is sure to be the 7 p.m. evening session that begins with Dominican Republic facing a Canadian team that features future and current stars and top draft picks. The evening’s second game features the top-ranked Americans going up against Venezuela. 10:30 a.m. - Buy tickets6:00 p.m. - Buy tickets.


3) Women’s Softball and Baseball – Top Nations Clash in Ajax

The inaugural Pan Am Games women’s baseball tournament continues as Cuba plays Puerto Rico at 3 p.m. and, for the same ticket, Canada takes on Venezuela at 7 p.m. Also at the President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark, softball action continues with a three-game session that begins at 2 p.m. and ends with a 7 p.m. matchup between the two teams that have won gold and silver at the last four Games, the United States and Canada. Baseball - Buy ticketsSoftball - Buy tickets.


4) Women’s and Men’s Beach Volleyball – Medal Matches at the Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre

This is the last chance to be part of the one-of-a-kind atmosphere and intense action at the Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre at CIBC Pan Am Park. The morning session, beginning at 9 a.m., offers the matches that will rank the teams that finish outside the medals. The women’s medal matches then take over the court at 3 p.m. with the men’s medal matches featured in the night session that starts at 8 p.m. Classification - Buy tickets. Women's Medal - Buy tickets. Men's Medal - Buy tickets.


5) Men’s Soccer – Action on the Pitch at CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium

One ticket delivers two games at CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium as the preliminary round enters the final intense stages. With a 5:30 p.m. start, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago get the action started and then at 8:30 p.m., Paraguay and Uruguay kick off in a battle of South American rivals. Buy tickets.


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The Big ‘What Now?’ written and performed by Sandra Shamas (World Premiere)

July 21–25, 8 p.m.

Young Centre for the Performing Arts at The Distillery District

One of Canada’s most celebrated comic artists presents an all-new show about her personal exploration of life after 50. The Big ‘What Now?’ is a humorous look at what happens once we’ve completed life’s compulsory rites of passage. In her candid style, Sandra Shamas examines the next few decades in pursuit of one of life’s biggest questions. Tickets from $20.15.

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Day 12 - Wednesday, July 22


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Women’s Soccer – Semi-final Action at Hamilton’s New Stadium

Serious ticket-buying value awaits anyone with a ticket to the 5:30 p.m. session today at CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium. Both women’s soccer semi-final matches are part of the same ticket, so you can watch the four top teams of the Games compete for the two spots in the gold-medal final. Buy tickets.


2) Men’s and Women’s Athletics – 100 Metres Finals

CIBC Pan Am Athletics Stadium at York University hosts an 11 a.m. morning session that includes semifinals for the 400 metres and 800 metres, along with the final of the women’s high jump and the first events of the decathlon. The 6 p.m. evening session features events including women’s shot put, men’s hammer throw, men’s long jump and decathlon, along with finals in the women’s 400-metre hurdles, women’s 800 metres and, of course, the marquee events, the men’s and women’s 100 metres. 10:00 a.m. - Buy tickets. 6:00 p.m. - Buy tickets.


3) Women’s Softball and Baseball – Top Nations Clash in Ajax

Canadian women take to the diamond for both baseball and softball at the President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark where the Canadian baseball team – currently ranked fourth in the world – plays Puerto Rico at 7 p.m., following the 3 p.m. tilt between the always powerful nine from the United States and their traditional rival Cuba. In softball, Canada faces a challenge from the Dominican Republic. BaseballBuy tickets. SoftballBuy tickets.


4) Men’s and Women’s Indoor Volleyball – Quarter-Final Action at CIBC Pan Am Park

Exhibition Centre at CIBC Pan Am Park is the place to be as the top men’s and women’s volleyball teams face off for the chance to play for the medals. The women’s quarter-finals take place during the afternoon session beginning at 1:30 p.m., with the men taking to the court in the evening session starting at 7 p.m. Women's - Buy tickets. Men's - Buy tickets.


5) Men’s Boxing – Men’s semi-finals at the Oshawa Sports Centre

Beginning at 7 p.m., the ring at the Oshawa Sports Centre will be the site of furious action in five weight classifications as fighters look to punch their way into the gold-medal bouts. Buy tickets.


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PANAMANIA Live @ Nathan Phillips Square – Free Performances and Fireworks

Nathan Phillips Square springs to life when Little Miss Higgins & the Winnipeg Five kick off a series of free live shows at 12:30 p.m. In the evening, performances by The Once, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Stars, the Thirst for Love and Water, and Café Tacvba wrap around the Victory Celebration at 7 p.m. and, as always, the sky above the Square lights up with evening fireworks.

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Day 13 - Thursday, July 23


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Men’s and Women’s Athletics — Faster, Higher, Stronger at CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium

Two exciting competitive sessions await with the 10 a.m. session featuring preliminaries in events like the men’s and women’s 200 metres and men’s 1,500 metres. The decathlon also begins its second day. The 6 p.m. evening session raises the stakes with final disciplines of the decathlon, semifinals in the 200 metres and finals in a number of events, including the men’s and women’s 400 metres, men’s 400-metre hurdles, women’s pole vault and men’s discuss. 10:00 a.m. - Buy tickets6:00 p.m. - Buy tickets.


2) Men’s Soccer — Semifinal Action at CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium

One ticket delivers two semifinal men’s soccer matches on the pitch at CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium. The first match begins at 5:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to see the top young soccer stars of the Americas duel in an environment sure to be alive with enthusiastic supporters of all four teams. Buy tickets.


3) Women’s Softball and Baseball — Preliminary Rounds Continue in Ajax

One softball ticket is good for three games at the President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark where four-time defending silver medallists Canada take on Puerto Rico in the final game of the three-games at 7 p.m. The session begins at 2 p.m. with the Dominican Republic taking on the American team looking for its eighth consecutive Pan Am Games title. The middle game features Brazil versus Cuba.

In baseball, also at the Ballpark in Ajax, Venezuela faces Cuba at 3 p.m., and on the same ticket, you can watch the United States take on Puerto Rico. BaseballBuy tickets. SoftballBuy tickets.


4) Men’s Boxing — Semifinal Bouts at the Oshawa Sports Centre

Five men’s weight classes, including the super heavyweights, step into the ring to touch gloves and fight for the chance to win gold with one more victory. Each weight class features the best four fighters of the always-deep boxing field at the Pan Am Games. The action begins at 7 p.m. Buy tickets.


5) Men’s and Women’s Karate — Heavyweight and Super Heavyweight Battle

The Mississauga Sports Centre plays host to a flurry of action from athletes competing in the world’s most famous martial art: karate. Men and women in three different weight classes take to the mat in the afternoon preliminary session that starts at 2 p.m. At 8 p.m., the victors return for the semifinals and finals. Preliminary - Buy ticketsMedalsBuy tickets.


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Timber!

July 23–24, 7 p.m. / July 25, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Fleck Dance Theatre at Harbourfront Centre

Cirque Alfonse’s Timber! is for anyone ready to embrace their inner lumberjack. Talented acrobats and musicians create a colourful, energetic scene of epic feats, complete with axe throwing and aerial acrobatics. You can almost smell the fresh-cut pine logs as you watch this hyper-festive feat of agility and strength inspired by the exploits of the first Québécois lumberjacks, loggers and farmers. Tickets from $20.

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Day 14 - Friday, July 24


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Athletics — 4 x 100-metre relays at CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium

The morning session at CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium at York University starts at 10 and features a smorgasbord of track and field events, including the women’s 1,500 metres, discuss and heptathlon, as well as the men’s triple jump. The session also features semifinals in the thrilling 4 x 400-metre relay (both men and women) and the final of the men’s 110-metre hurdles. The 5:30 p.m. session offers up more heptathlon, the men’s 1,500 metres, the javelin finals and — always a crowd favourite — the men’s and women’s 4 x 100-metre relays. 10:00 a.m.Buy tickets5:30 p.m.Buy tickets.


2) Women’s Softball and Baseball — Diamond Rivalries in Ajax

The United States and Canada face each other in women’s baseball in an anticipated matchup during the second game of the 7 p.m. doubleheader. Venezuela and Puerto Rico start things off at 3 p.m. Just steps away, the women’s softball tournament continues with the semifinals. The last four Pan Am Games have produced the same women’s softball gold- and silver-medal winning teams — the United States and Canada — and those two teams are likely to be in contention again as they both look to move one step closer to Pan Am gold. BaseballBuy ticketsSoftballBuy tickets.


3) Women’s Soccer — Medal Action Under the Lights in Hamilton

The women’s football (soccer) bronze medal is up for grabs at CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium. This is bound to be one of the most fiercely contested matches of the Games. Kick-off is at 8:30 p.m. Buy tickets.


4) Men’s Indoor Volleyball — Closing In on the Medals at Exhibition Centre

As the men’s volleyball tournament gets closer to the gold-medal match, Exhibition Centre at CIBC Pan Am Park is busy with both classification matches and play-off matches. The classification contests serve up the action at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., while the first semifinal match takes to the floor at 7 p.m. with the second semi to follow. Session 1 - Buy tickets. Semis - Buy tickets.


5) Men’s and Women’s Boxing — Six Gold Medals Up for Grabs at the Oshawa Sports Centre

Beginning at 7 p.m., the ring at the Oshawa Sports Centre is the site of furious medal bouts in five men’s and one women’s weight class. Buy tickets.


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PANAMANIA Live @ Nathan Phillips Square – Free Performances and Fireworks

At the heart of a cluster of sport venues and tucked against the beautiful Toronto waterfront, CIBC Pan Am Park is a great place to experience TORONTO 2015 with or without an event ticket. The park’s stage provides a wide range of free entertainment, including today’s Battle for the North showcase at 12:30 p.m. and Black Violin at 5:30 p.m.

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Day 15 - Saturday, July 25


TOP 5 SPORT PICKS

1) Men’s and Women’s Athletics — Big Finals at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium

It’s the final day of track and field and all the action is jam-packed into one evening session beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium at York University. The can’t-miss medal finals include the conclusion of the heptathlon, and finals in the men’s 5,000 metres and high jump and the women’s 1,500 metres. The fastest and most furious finals are likely to be the men’s and women’s jet-fast 4 x 100-metre relays. Buy tickets.


2) Women’s and Men’s Football (Soccer) — Two Huge Matches at CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium

The men take to the pitch first at CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium at 1 p.m. for the bronze-medal match. The evening session at 6:30 delivers the hotly anticipated women’s gold-medal game, which is sure to match up fierce rivals as soccer continues to become increasingly competitive throughout the Americas. Men's - Buy tickets. Women's - Buy tickets.


3) Women’s Softball and Baseball — Medals and Making History in Ajax

The President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark plays host to two women’s bronze-medal games this evening. The first is on the softball diamond where the first pitch is thrown at 5 p.m. Then, at 7 p.m., the bronze-medal game for women’s baseball gets underway, giving spectators the opportunity to witness history when the winning team earns the first-ever women’s Pan Am Games baseball medal. Baseball - Buy ticketsSoftballBuy tickets.


4) Men’s Boxing — Five Gold Medals on the Line

Beginning at 7 pm, the ring at the Oshawa Sports Centre is the site of the final five TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games boxing bouts. Fighters in five weight classes step through the ropes and touch gloves before fighting their way to Pan Am gold. Buy tickets.


5) Women’s Indoor Volleyball — It’s Medal Time at Exhibition Centre

There are only two games left in women’s indoor volleyball and both take place today at Exhibition Centre at the lively CIBC Pan Am Park. The first match is for the bronze medal at 3 p.m. Later, and on a separate ticket, the top two teams of the tournament face off at 7 p.m. for the gold medal. Bronze - Buy ticketsGoldBuy tickets.


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CIBC Pan Am Park – More Sports, More Entertainment

At the heart of a cluster of sport venues and tucked against the beautiful Toronto waterfront, CIBC Pan Am Park is a great place to experience TORONTO 2015 with or without an event ticket. The park’s stage provides a wide range of free entertainment, including the Lula All Stars at 5 p.m. and Canadian legends The Barra MacNeils at 7 p.m.

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Day 16 – Sunday, July 26

TICKETING TOP FOUR

1) Closing Ceremony – Celebrating TORONTO 2015 and Passing the Torch to Lima 2019

It’s the last great gathering of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, so the Closing Ceremony puts the spotlight on the athletes of the Games and the artistry of the strong cultural component of TORONTO 2015. With the pressure now off, the athletes are free to be part of the music, dance and cultural exhibition produced by Live Nation Entertainment. It’s an iconic moment that starts at 6:45 pm. Get your tickets.


2) Women’s Softball and Baseball – Gold Medals in Ajax

The President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark is home to gold-medal games in both women’s softball and women’s baseball. Will the United States claim another Pan Am Games championship in softball? Will Canada finally snatch gold instead of silver? Or will another nation deliver the upset in the 11:00 am final? On the baseball diamond, the 12:00 noon match will determine which country takes home the first women’s baseball gold medal in Pan Am Games history.

Baseball – Get your tickets.

Softball – Get your tickets.


3) Men’s and Women’s Racquetball – Rapid-Fire Medal Action at CIBC Pan Am Park

Racquetball is fast paced and action packed and this morning, the intensity will be at its highest as Exhibition Centre at CIBC Pan Am Park plays host to the finals for both men’s and women’s team events. The session begins at 9:00 am, so start the day with the sights and sounds of racquetball on the last day of the Games. Get your tickets.


4) Men’s Indoor Volleyball – Medal Matches at CIBC Pan Am Park

There are only four teams left. Three will earn medals. The men’s indoor volleyball tournament comes to a close at Exhibition Centre at CIBC Pan Am Park with the bronze-medal match at 11:00 am and the gold-medal contest at 3:00 pm. These are the final medal moments of the Games.

Bronze – Get your tickets.

Gold – Get your tickets.


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PANAMANIA Live @ Nathan Phillips Square – The Final Day of Live Music and Fireworks in the Heart of Toronto

For the final time during the Pan Am Games, Nathan Phillips Square will reverberate with free live performances leading up to the spectacular fireworks that will close the show. The excitement begins at 12:30 pm with the Battle for the North showcase, followed by artists including Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Justin Hines, Black Violin, Damien Robitaille, the Thirst for Love and Water, and Calle 13. Art Battle Canada is also on the schedule for this final day along with the daily Victory Celebration.

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