TORONTO 2015 Games Intensifies Sport Tourism Boom in Ontario

Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

tourism-torontoToronto is proud to be the Host City of the Pan American to be held from July 10 – 26, 2015 and the Parapan American Games to be run from August 7 – 15, 2015.

 

Ten thousand athletes, coaches and officials from 41 countries across the Americas and the Caribbean, and 250,000 visitors will be inspired by Toronto’s hospitality, diversity and dynamism during the Games.

Jason McClintock, a world champion water-skier and Canadian record holder, will be among the hundreds of Canadian and international athletes coming to the Games region to compete in baseball (Ajax), gymnastics (Mississauga), rowing (St. Catharines), modern pentathlon (Guelph and Moffat), goalball (Mississauga), canoe slalom (Minden Hills) and waterskiing (King Township) over the next four weeks.

Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Minister Responsible for the Pan/Parapan Am Games said, “Ontario is proud to support high performance sport and showcase the province that is quickly becoming a world-class destination for international sport hosting,” “I encourage everyone to cheer on our athletes as they compete at the highest levels of their sport on home soil this summer and during the 2015 Games”, he added.

Toronto City Council has endorsed a Showcase Program to support the City’s efforts in preparing for the Games and fulfilling the Host City role.

 

The program has many projects and initiatives that aim to boost economic development and tourism, promote sport development and healthy living, increase resident engagement in the Games.

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