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Ontario Place West Channel

Ontario Place West Channel

Ontario Place West Channel — the southern-most venue within the cluster of five competition venues that make up CIBC Pan Am Park — is located along the man-made channel of Lake Ontario and Lake Shore Boulevard. The venue will use both water and road features to its advantage as it hosts a variety of endurance courses and water sports for the Pan Am Games, and a road race for the Parapan Am Games.

Enhancements to the venue include both water and road surfacing improvements. Approximately 600 meters of the south channel breakwater wall and other water’s edge structures will be restored to allow required wave attenuation for waterski & wakeboard. Additionally, 16.5 kilometres of road running from Lake Shore Boulevard to High Park have been resurfaced to provide smooth asphalt surfaces for road cycling and marathon courses.

Grandstands will be erected for both water and road course sides, providing spectators with a prime location to experience all sports at this venue.

Taking full advantage of the venue’s dual seating system will be the men’s and women’s triathlon — the grandstands will give spectators a prime view of the swimming course, the transition area and the course’s finish line.

The picturesque waterfront course will host the men’s and women’s demanding 10-kilometre open water swimming events, as well as the exciting flips and tricks of waterski & wakeboard competitions.

The roadside course will feature both men’s and women’s events in road cycling; athletics disciplines of marathon and 20-kilometre race walk; and the men’s-only 50-kilometre race walk.


Competitions at Ontario Place West Channel

What You Need To Know

Hours of Operation

Pan Am Games: July 11–12, 18–23, 25–26
Gates open one hour prior to the start of competition.

Parapan Am Games: August 8
Gates open one hour prior to the start of competition.

Box Office Hours: July 11-25: One central box office services all venues in CIBC Pan Am Park, box office opens when gates open each day.
July 26 & August 8: A dedicated box office is available on-site


Municipality

Amenities

Information Booth
Stroller/Wheelchair Storage
Wheelchair Loan
Assistive Listening Devices
Lost and Found
ATM
Box Office
Food and Beverage
Alcohol Service
Wi-Fi
First Aid
Merchandise
Accessible Washrooms

Special Notes

During the Pan Am Games spectators at this venue must go through a centralized security screening at either the North or South entrances to CIBC Pan Am Park.

During the Parapan Am Games, spectators at this venue will enter at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto.

During the Parapan Am Games, this venue operates as a stand-alone venue.

Please be advised that this is an outdoor venue and there is limited shelter and shade in the spectator seating area.

For additional accessible services, please consult the TORONTO 2015 Accessibility Guide at TORONTO2015.org/accessibility.

Transportation

Address

955 Lake Shore Boulevard West,
Toronto, ON

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