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Toronto Braces for Traffic Problems with Parapan Am Games

Posted: August 6, 2015

TORONTO — The Greater Toronto area faces another wave of traffic problems following the recent Pan Am Games, but this time around conditions may be a little less intense.

Athletes have arrived for the largest ever Parapan Am Games being held from August 7 to August 15.

Roads will be busier than usual and anyone is the area is encouraged to adjust travel times to help keep the region moving, according to information passed along from the Toronto Trucking Association.

Daily traffic updates are posted with information on competition-related road closures, events and travel advice for every day of the games. Information will be available the evening before. Visit ontario.ca/games2015 daily to stay informed and know before you go.

Roads near the opening ceremony at York University will also be busy Friday evening from 4:00 p.m. until midnight. Higher traffic volumes can be expected on Steeles Ave. between Jane St. and Keele St. and along Jane St. between Hwy. 407 and Steeles Ave.

During the Parapan Am Games, the region will be busier than normal, especially around major venues but will have a smaller geographical footprint than the Pan Am Games held last month, with competitions taking place at 12 venues in cities across the Greater Toronto Area, including Oshawa, Markham, Mississauga, Milton and Toronto. For a full list of competition venues in place for the Parapan Am Games, visit toronto2015.org/venues.

For those who must drive in these areas during the games, it’s advised you become familiar with planned activity and road closures and consider options to retime or reroute as appropriate. Drivers can also download the 2015 Games Trip Planner app for real-time traffic information and route options.

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