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50 Things To Do During The Pan Am Games In Toronto

A cultural extravaganza is upon us!
50 Things To Do During The Pan Am Games In Toronto

The Pan Am Games is the largest multi-sport event held in Canada and it is coming to T.O. By July, we’re going to get slammed with an estimated 250,000 tourists ready to cheer on their countrymen and experience our culture.

It’s going to be busy, it’s going to be crazy, and it’s going to be a lot of fun. And for those who aren’t into sports, don’t worry! There are more activities, music, and art festivals happening around town than you can shake a stick at.

To help you get your bearings straight, we’re bringing you a full list of things to see and do during the games.

1. Volunteer to take part in the action and see games for free

2. Catch the Torch Relay as it's carried from the Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico, to Toronto

3. Scarf down a Breakfast of Champions at Celebration Square in Mississauga as the Torch goes by

4. Then make your way down to the Waterfront Festival in Port Credit for some tasty seafood and live music

5. Experience the opening ceremony taking place at the Rogers Centre featuring Cirque Du Soleil

6. Download the Pan Am Games App for easy access to maps and tickets

7. Check out the massive sport program. There's something for everyone

8. Have a lunch at High Park and watch marathons and road cycling

9. Browse the venues and find out what's happening close to you

10. Foodies of Toronto, make sure you don't forget Summerlicious

11. Enjoy nightly fireworks at Nathan Phillips Square...

12. ...And rock out to Death From Above 1979, among a plethora of other artists

13. Tune in to CBC and Radio Canada for live coverage of the games

14. Cheer on your favourite athlete and team on the big screen at Real Sports Bar and Grill

15. Alternatively, pick and choose a bar of your choice like the Loose Moose

16. Listen to USS, Lights, and more, perform at the Exhibition grounds (CIBC Pan Am Park)

17. Visit the largest Centre of Sports in the games whichis easily accessible from downtown

18. You would think Varsity stadium would host soccer matches...nope. It's archery time!

19. However, head to the CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium to get your fix

20. Have a picnic along the Lakeshore and Ontario Place to watch open water swimming

21. Plan a dinner date at the CN Tower and watch the fireworks from above

22. Head down to PANAMANIA Live @ The Distillery District for an abundance of arts and presentations from around the Americas

23. Get classy, grab a glass a wine and "Let The Games Begin" at the ROM's special Friday Night Live event

24. Be sure to attend Watercolour at Sugar Beach for free

25.Glance at Waters Edge; a photographic exhibition at Union Station and Pearson Airport

26. Take a break, sit on a patio along King Street West and watch the tourists go by

27. Drop by the AGO and experience their Exhibition of Landscapes From Across the Americas

28. Got a car? Use it

29. Represent your country and wear some red

30. Be a good guy and gal and help a tourist out, buy them a beer

31. Be aware of the TTC and traffic, it's going to get congested

32. Bike, walk, and admire the Pan Am Path

33. Get your flair going for Pride

34.  Caribana is conveniently scheduled in between the Pan Am and Parapan games

35. You can still buy tickets for the Pan Am and Parapan Games

36. Be a tourist in your own city and visit places you haven't before

37. Support the team as Women's Baseball is included in theSport Program for the first time in history

38. Get your track and field fix at York University with their new stadium

39. Learn the official song of the games by Serena Ryder

40. Get your swag on with official sunglasses

41. Meet Pachi, the mascot: your buddy and go-to for fancy sports gear

42. Two birds and one stone, meet with people and watch the opening ceremony

43. Can't get enough? Take a look at the official YouTube page

44. Tell your friends on Twitter @TO2015

45. Don't have enough flair? Not to worry, just hit up the first official boutique at the Eaton's Centre

46. Get some great service, food and Brazilian dancing at Copacabana

47. Enjoy sport demonstrations, food trucks, and live steel drum, samba and percussion artists at the Viva Pan Am Mississauga Street Party

48. Don't forget to wear sunscreen

49. Attend the closing ceremony and stay tuned for the reveal on who is performing

50. Have some damn fun. It's not every day Toronto gets to host one of the worlds biggest sporting events

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