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CIBC Pan Am / Parapan Am Athletics Stadium

Venue Description

The CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium will host the perfect blend of sport competition and celebration during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. The venue will not only host the track and field events — a spectator favourite — during both the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games but will also be home to the memorable Parapan Am Opening Ceremony.

The stadium is building on the world-class athletics infrastructure already present at York University, including the Toronto Track & Field Centre, which will serve as an athlete training and warm-up facility during the Games.

The fully accessible CIBC Pan Am / Parapan Am Athletics Stadium is designed for certification by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) as a Class 1 track suitable for hosting Olympic and other top-tier competitions. 

It will have a 400-metre track and an infield that supports throwing and jumping disciplines, as well as a scoreboard, professional broadcast capabilities, athlete change rooms, equipment storage and classroom space.

Spectators in the grandstand will have an unobstructed view of the field of play, as well as the natural landscape of the campus’s protected Boyer Woodlot.

On August 7, the best para-athletes from the Americas will fill the venue for the Parapan Am Opening Ceremony. The ceremony will create lifetime memories for athletes, coaches, officials and fans with the Parade of Nations and the lighting of the cauldron, which will officially open the Games.

After this intimate ceremony under the stars, the stadium will once again transform to host the majority of the athletics competitions for the Parapan Am Games.

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November 2012 
Timeline Construction started

Fall 2014
Slated for substantial completion


York University
Ian MacDonald Boulevard/Ottawa Road
Toronto, Ontario

While You're Here

Transportation Information

You can get to the venue by:





Transit will be available to/from this venue and is included in your event ticket. Check back here in spring 2015 to use the interactive transit trip planner — your best tool to plan your Games journey.

Accessible transit solutions will be available to/from this venue.

Designated Transit Stop

York University Common will be the designated transit stop to the venue. This stop is accessible.



Walk, Wheel or Cycle


The roadway leading up to this venue will be pedestrian friendly.

Cycling to this venue will be encouraged, and bicycle parking will be available at many locations near the venue entrance. Bicycles will be stored at the owner’s risk.





Although transit is a great option, limited general parking spaces will be available within the university campus. Check back here in early 2015 for more information about parking.

This venue will have limited accessible parking spaces in the Founders Road West Lot. Accessible parking spaces must be booked in advance (check back here in spring 2015 to book your accessible parking space).

Check back here in spring 2015 to use the interactive auto trip planner — your best tool to plan your Games journey.


Ian MacDonald Boulevard will be closed from Northwest Gate to Founders Road.