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The Pan Am & Parapan Am Games are coming; Information you need to know

June 26, 2015

The Pan Am & Parapan Am Games will be taking place at the University of Toronto St. George campus and at the University of Toronto Scarborough beginning Thursday July 9, 2015 through to Friday August 10, 2015.

The campuses will remain open during the Games, but check below to find updates on some of the changes you can expect during the Games, including potential changes to transit.

More information about the University of Toronto’s participation in the 2015 games can be found at http://panam2015.utoronto.ca/.

When and Where Competitions are Happening at U of T

Detailed information about all upcoming competitions hosted at U of T is available at http://panam2015.utoronto.ca/events/

University of Toronto – St. George campus

Pan Am Games July 13 – 25: Field Hockey  Pan Am Field (Back Campus)
July 14 – 18: Archery  Varsity Stadium
Parapan Am Games August 8 – 10, 12 & 14: 5-a-side Football Pan Am Field (Back Campus)
August 8 – 13, 15:  7-a-side Football Pan Am Field (Back Campus)
August 9 – 10: Archery Varsity Stadium

University of Toronto Scarborough

For UTSC information, please visit http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/home/campus-status-and-announcements

Security / Accreditation

University of Toronto – St. George campus

Pan Am Field (Back Campus)

  • Exclusive Pan Am use from May 15 – September 15, 2015
  • After July 7, 2015, all staff and visitors will need to be accredited to gain access to perimetered areas

Varsity Stadium

  • Exclusive Pan Am use from June 9 – August 15, 2015
  • After July 7, 2015, all staff and visitors will need to be accredited to gain access to perimetered areas

Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport

  • Exclusive Pan Am use from July 1 – August 20, 2015 (lower floors only).
  • After July 7, 2015, all staff and visitors will need to be accredited to gain access to perimetered areas

University of Toronto Scarborough

For UTSC information, please visit http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/home/campus-status-and-announcements

Getting to Campus During the Games

University of Toronto – St. George campus

Hoskin Ave will be closed between Devonshire Place and Queen’s Park from June 22 – August 22.

The east half of Daniel Wilson Quad (on the west side of University College) will be fenced off until August 15.

The main Pan Am / Parapan Am transit stops will be Queen’s Park Station, St. George Station, and the streetcar stop on College Street at McCaul Street. Those who take the TTC to campus should be aware that high traffic is anticipated at these stops on competition days.

University of Toronto Scarborough

July 13 – 17 is expected to be the highest volume week for traffic as the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) hosts some popular aquatic events.

Those who drive to campus should give themselves extra time and consider approaching campus via Kingston Road or using alternate exits from the 401 such as Neilson or Meadowvale Road.

Parking During the Games

University of Toronto – St. George campus

The Tower Road parking area will be closed from May 15 to August 30.

Employees with lot reserved and reserved parking permits will still be able to park in their regular locations as usual, though traffic delays on campus should still be anticipated.

For more information about parking on campus, please visit http://www.transportation.utoronto.ca/

University of Toronto Scarborough

During the games, spectators and visitors for the Pan Am Games will be utilizing UTSC Parking Lot G and Lot H for venue parking. In order to provide parking for our permit holders, we will be making some adjustments to where permit holders will be parking.

For more information, visit: For UTSC information, please visit http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/home/campus-status-and-announcements

Employees Volunteering for the Games; Expectations of Managers

A number of University employees will be volunteering with the Games. Employees who volunteer can use vacation time, banked overtime, or personal days (to the extent that these are available), to cover absences due to volunteering for the Games.

Managers are encouraged to support their employees’ interest in being a part of the Games. We also plan to recognize the efforts of those employees who volunteer as part of the Games.

If you are volunteering for the Games and have not already submitted the Absence Request Form for PanAm and Parapan Am Games 2015 to your manager, please do so prior to the beginning of the Games.

For more information, please see HR Memo #1, ‘Volunteering for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games’.

Ticket Sales

Tickets are only available for purchase at http://www.toronto2015.org/tickets.