Friends of the Pan Am Path & the City of Toronto Proudly Announce
PAN AM PATH ART RELAY
Combining the Power of Art and Sport to Create a Living Path Across Toronto
From May 16 to August 15, 2015, the Pan Am Path Art Relay will travel across Toronto, engaging with local community groups to celebrate some of the city's greatest assets: diversity, nature and arts. The series of events will take place along the Path and will feature public art installations, music, performances and family-friendly festivals. For a video backgrounder please see: vimeo.com/125591408
Friends of the Pan Am Path will also launch the Pan Am Path App, a wayfinding mobile app that matches your geographic location on the Path to music that is rooted in the communities you are traveling through via four regional music stations.
The Pan Am Path is an 84-kilometre continuous trail for walking, running, cycling and wheeling that connects the city from east to west. Combining the power of art and sport, the Art Relay will showcase Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods and rich arts scene along the Path and will serve as a lasting legacy of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
The Pan Am Path was approved by City Council in 2013 as part of the Host City Showcase Program to enhance the experience of the Games for residents and visitors while advancing the City's economic development and tourism, sport development and healthy living, resident engagement and cultural celebration goals. Legacy construction to improve and create new connections along the Pan Am Path will continue into 2017. The Pan Am Path Path Art Relay is proudly supported by the City of Toronto, Toronto Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Toronto Star, Toronto Arts Council, Trans Canada Trail, Canadian Heritage, Toronto Pearson, United Way Toronto, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Lotus Leaf, and Westbury National.
For more information about the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games and Toronto's Host City Showcase Program, visit toronto.ca/panam2015.
For the Pan Am Path Art Relay event calendar, map, participating organizations and to download the app, visit panampath.org (soft launch April 30th).
Andrea Chrysanthou (416) 722-3793 firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Che (416) 928-1978 email@example.com
Pan Am Path Art Relay Trailer: vimeo.com/125591408
Featuring: Gail Lord, Robert Foster, Che Kothari, Councillor Gary Crawford, Sevaun Palvetzian, Hon. Bal Gosal, Hon. Michael Chan, Perdita Felicien, Rahul Bhardwaj, Mayor John Tory and David Crombie