Pan Am Ceremonies Venue
Pan Am Ceremonies Venue
It’s only fitting that one of the world’s most iconic entertainment centres will host the exhilarating Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. Known at Games time as the Pan Am Ceremonies Venue, this versatile stadium easily converts from a covered dome to an open-air facility under the world’s first retractable stadium roof. Located beside the CN Tower, this venue, which has hosted more than 200 large-scale events and welcomes approximately 3.5 million guests each year, is a perfect choice for these pinnacle Games moments.
On July 10, 2015, millions will watch as Canada welcomes the nations of the Americas to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games with a celebration of the diversity of the Toronto region and all of Canada, as well as the vibrant cultures of the Americas. The unforgettable and magical Opening Ceremony — a one-night-only show by Official Creative Partner, the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil — where the Pan Am Cauldron will be lit to officially start the Games.
The Closing Ceremony on July 26, 2015, will feature top entertainment secured by Live Nation, the Official Live Music Partner of the Games. Always a party-like atmosphere, the Closing Ceremony will honour outstanding Games performances and the contributions of all Games partners, as well as handing the baton to Lima, Peru, the Host City of the 2019 Pan American Games.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games will host a free, live broadcast of the Pan Am Opening Ceremony on multiple jumbo video screens at Nathan Phillips Square on Friday, July 10. The evening will kick off at 5 p.m. with live entertainment in the Square, and at 8 p.m., the Opening Ceremony live feed from Host Broadcaster CBC will begin. Tune in tonight to watch the #TO2015 Opening Ceremony, and follow us on Twitter for live updates of the show!
What You Need To Know
The John Street Bridge is closed on July 9, 10 and 26 from 6:45 p.m. to approximately midnight.
Enhance your Pan Am Closing Ceremonies experience with the TORONTO 2015 Official Pan Am/Parapan Am Games App.
American Sign Language is provided through the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and open captioning is available for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies protocol segments.
To access free Wi-Fi in this venue, please use the existing venue’s Wi-Fi.
Please be advised that the use of strobe lighting may be in effect.
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
- GO Transit: Union Station (accessible)
- TTC: St Andrew Station (accessible)
Spectators using GO Transit can access the venue via Union Station, and spectators using the TTC should travel through St Andrew Station. Both stops are approximately 850 metres from the venue.
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 roadway leading up to this venue is pedestrian friendly. Bicycle parking is available in the immediate vicinity of the venue. Bicycles are stored at the owner’s risk.
There are no general parking spaces at this venue.
Accessible parking is available 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.
Front Street is closed (eastbound lanes only) between John Street and Simcoe Street on July 10 from 1 p.m. to midnight, and on July 26 from 1 p.m. to midnight. The westbound lanes will be available for two-way traffic during this time.
Bremner Boulevard is closed between Navy Wharf and Rees Street on July 10 from 3 p.m. to midnight, and July 26 from 3 p.m. to midnight.
Bremner Boulevard westbound is closed between Navy Wharf and Simcoe Street on July 10 from 3 p.m. to midnight, and on July 26 from 3 p.m. to midnight.
Rees Street is closed between Bremner Boulevard and Lake Shore Boulevard on July 10 from 3 p.m. to midnight, and on July 26 from 3 p.m. to midnight.