The Pan/Parapan Am Games are coming to Toronto July 10-26 and August 7-15, 2015 respectively and will attract a large number of visitors to the city. This great opportunity to showcase Toronto and Scarborough will increase traffic on our roads and transit. Here’s how we plan to manage traffic.
Each venue will have its own traffic management measures, which include parking and loading restrictions, turn prohibitions, temporary road closures and temporary high occupancy vehicle lanes. Short-term, weekend road closures will be necessary for competitions such as cycling and running events.
The Games Route Network is an integral part of this traffic management plan and is comprised of a series of roads and highways connecting the Athletes’ Village to competition venues and non-competition sites. It will allow athletes, officials, volunteers and the media to travel safely and efficiently between Pan/ParaPan Am Games sites.
Temporary high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes will be established on sections of the city’s highways and some local roads. These thoroughfares will be an integral part of the Games Route Network.
It is the mission of City engineers to establish and implement a Traffic Management Plan and Games Route Network that will provide an enjoyable and safe experience to our visiting athletes and guests while mitigating traffic congestion during the games.
We call upon our residents to be patient, proud and welcoming as we showcase Toronto, and Scarborough to much of the world.