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Free Public Transit With Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Tickets

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Free Public Transit With Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Tickets

Province Helping to Keep the GTHA Moving During the Games

Ministry of Transportation

Ontario and its transit partners are making it easier to get to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games by supporting free, accessible public transit for Games event ticketholders.  

On the day of ticketed event, spectators can show their Games competition or ceremonies ticket to get on any of the 14 public transit or specialized transit systems for people with disabilities in the Games region.

Games tickets can be used to ride:

  • GO Transit
  • Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) / Wheel-Trans
  • York Region Transit / Viva / Mobility Plus
  • MiWay
  • Durham Region Transit / PULSE / Durham Region Transit Specialized Services
  • Brampton Transit / Züm
  • Milton Transit / Access+
  • Oakville Transit / Care-A-Van
  • Burlington Transit / Handi-Van
  • Hamilton Street Railway / DARTS
  • St. Catharines Transit
  • Welland Transit
  • Niagara Specialized Transit
  • Peel Region Transhelp

Taking transit will be the best option for most events, especially in downtown Toronto. Many transit agencies will be adding buses, trains and shuttles to help people reach events, including earlier TTC subway service on Sundays and GO Transit rail service for every soccer event in Hamilton.

Twenty-nine of the more than 30 Games competition and ceremonies venues will be accessible by public transit.

Keeping the region moving during the 2015 Games is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic and innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

Quick Facts

  • 15 different municipalities will host competitions for the Pan Am / Parapan Am Games.
  • TTC subway service will start at approximately 6 a.m. on Sundays during the Games.
  • The venues that will not be served by public transit are: Pan Am Cross-Country Centre in Mono, Hardwood Mountain Bike Park in Oro-Medonte, the Minden Wild Water Preserve, the Pan Am Shooting Centre in Innisfil and the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park. Specialized transit service is available to the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park through the Call One Call Centre.
  • The Games are expected to draw 7,600 athletes and about 250,000 visitors to Ontario.

Additional Resources

Quotes

Steven Del Duca

“Letting spectators get on public transit for free will help make the Games accessible and affordable for families. Whether you’re going to the Games or going to and from work this summer, taking transit can help you avoid delays and reduce traffic throughout the region.”

Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation

“Metrolinx is excited to support the upcoming TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games with enhanced GO Transit service on routes that serve major events, including to the new West Harbour GO Station in Hamilton. We will help existing customers and new riders travel easily and comfortably during the Games.”

Bruce McCuaig

Metrolinx President & CEO

“Choosing to take transit during the Pan Am games — as a spectator or daily commuter — ‎will be the best option for getting around the city. The TTC's Pan Am transit plan provides a number of direct routes to venues and augmented service. The TTC is well prepared to be the number one travel option during the Pan Am games.”

Josh Colle

TTC Chair

Media Contacts

  • Patrick Searle

    Minister’s Office

    Patrick.Searle@ontario.ca

  • Bob Nichols

    Communications Branch

    416-327-1158

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