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
- 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.
- 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.