Canada’s largest multi-purpose convention facility will transform for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games to host five sport competitions, as well as the Main Media Centre and the Cisco International Broadcast Centre.
Exhibition Centre, as it will be known at Games time, will offer more than one million square feet of space that will showcase indoor volleyball, roller sports figure skating, handball, squash and racquetball. The venue will be one of the five competition venues part of CIBC Pan Am Park on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds.
With 13 days of back-to-back competitions and up to three sports being played at the same time, Exhibition Centre will be a hub of vibrant atmosphere day and night.
Squash spectators can watch out for Canadian athletes who have a history of success at the Pan Am Games, winning a gold in every Games to date!
Fans will have a chance to watch one of the fastest sports in the Games — racquetball. Athletes will compete in singles, doubles and team games clocking ball speeds of up to 240 kilometres per hour!
Eight male and eight female teams from across the Americas will bump, set and spike their way to Pan Am Games gold. Powerhouse teams from Brazil hope to repeat their 2011 Pan Am feat of winning gold in both the men’s and women’s events.
Combining elements of team sports such as hockey, basketball and water polo into 60 minutes of fast-paced high-scoring action, handball will be one of the most exciting sports to watch.
Roller sports figure skating is similar to its winter counterpart — ice skating. Individual male and female competitors will perform routines with similar technical and artistic components on four-wheeled skates.
Competitions at Exhibition Centre
What You Need To Know
Hours of Operation
Pan Am Games: July 11-26
Gates open one hour prior to the start of competition.
Box Office Hours:
One central box office services all venues in CIBC Pan Am Park, box office opens when gates open each day.
July 26 only: A dedicated EXC box office is available on-site
Spectators at this venue must go through a centralized security screening at either the North or South entrances to CIBC Pan Am Park.
For additional accessible services, please consult the TORONTO 2015 Accessibility Guide at TORONTO2015.org/accessibility.
Transit is available to/from this venue and is included with your printed event ticket.
Triplinx is an interactive cross-regional transit trip planner, and is your best tool to plan your transit journey: triplinx.ca.
Designated Transit Stops
There will be 3 designated transit stops to this venue:
- Dufferin Gate Loop
- Exhibition Loop*
- Exhibition GO Station
All stops are accessible. The Dufferin Gate Loop is approximately 1.3 kilometres from the Exhibition Centre. The Exhibition Loop and Exhibition GO Station stops are approximately 600 metres from the venue entrance.
*Not all vehicles are accessible. Priority is given to those requiring an accessible vehicle.
Dedicated accessible transit is available to this venue. To book your trip, use the Call One service:
1.844.PARA ONE (844.727.2663)
The call centre is open from 6 a.m. to midnight throughout the Games, and trips can be booked up to seven days before your event.
Walk, Wheel or Cycle
Walk, Wheel or Cycle
The roadways leading up to this venue are pedestrian friendly. Bicycle parking is available east of CIBC Pan Am Park in Inukshuk Park near the Martin Goodman Trail, and on the west side of the venue near the Dufferin Gate at Centennial Park.
There is no general parking for this venue.
Accessible parking is available on the northwest side of the venue and must be pre-booked at least 24 hours before your event. Accessible parking costs $20. To pre-book your space, visit TORONTO2015.org/spectator/accessible-parking or call 1.844.695.4313. The call centre is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Manitoba Drive is closed between Saskatchewan Road and Strachan Avenue from July 6 to 26.
Ontario Drive southbound is closed between Manitoba Drive and Lake Shore Boulevard from July 6 to 26.
Strachan Avenue southbound is closed between Fleet Street and Lake Shore Boulevard from July 4 to 26.
Princes’ Boulevard is closed between Strachan Avenue and Nunavut Road from July 4 to 29.
Newfoundland Road is closed between Princes’ Boulevard and Lake Shore Boulevard from July 4 to 29.
Canada Boulevard is closed between Manitoba Drive and Lake Shore Boulevard from June 30 to August 1.