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2012 Ontario Summer Games + Sport Mascot Design Contest: Updates

2012 Ontario Summer Games + Sport Mascot Design Contest: Updates

This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: Celebrate ‘One Year To Go’ Ontario Games 2012 + Mascot Design Contest.

The City of Toronto will host the 2012 Ontario Summer Games from August 16 to 19, 2012.

The Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Ontario Summer Games will take place on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium.

Approximately 8,000 people are expected to attend.

The 2012 Ontario Summer Games will bring together almost 2,500 athletes competing in 28 sports in multiple venues across Toronto and surrounding regions.

To date, one venue that has been definitely confirmed for the 2012 Ontario Summer Games is Brampton’s Professor’s Lake with the following highlights:

  • Triathlon is a three-sport event that features a 500 metre swim, a 15 kilometre cycling loop and a five kilometre run
  • Three separate races for youth 15 and 16 years of age: a boy’s triathlon, a girl’s triathlon, and a mixed relay event
  •  Approximately 60 participants are expected for the triathlon
  • Organizers plan to set up a transition area in the park at the northwest end of the lake and, while the swim will be in the lake and the run will be mostly confined to the path around the lake, the cycling portion of the event will be held on area roads
  • Roads with lane reductions between 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. that day: Professor’s Lake Parkway, Bramalea Road, Bovaird Drive, Torbram Road and North Park Drive

The 2012 Ontario Summer Games are a program of the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, and are organized by the Sport Alliance of Ontario.

In order to accommodate the athletes close to the sports venues, temporary athlete villages will be established as follows:

  • University of Toronto: 89 Chestnut Residence, New College Residence
  • Ryerson University: Pitman Hall Residence, International Living Residence
  • Humber College Residence: Humber North, Humber Lakeshore
  • Seneca College Residence
  • York University Residence
  • Durham College Residence

The 28 Sports of the 2012 Ontario Summer Games

  1.   Archery 15.   Lacrosse box (male)
  2.   Ball hockey (female) 16.   Lacrosse field (female)
  3.   Ball hockey (male) 17.   Rowing
  4.   Baseball (male) 18.   Rugby (male)
  5.   Basketball (female) 19.   Rugby (female)
  6.   Basketball (male) 20.   Sailing
  7.   Beach volleyball 21.   Skeet shooting
  8.   Canoe kayak sprint 22.   Soccer (female)
  9.   Cycling (mountain biking) 23.   Soccer (male)
10.   Fencing 24.   Softball, (female)
11.   Field hockey (female) 25.   Softball (male)
12.   Field hockey (male) 26.   Sporting rifle
13.   Golf 27.   Swimming
14.   Karate 28.   Triathlon

The venues for 2012 Ontario Summer Games will be distributed across Toronto so that residents from many different areas have the opportunity to experience and enjoy the Games.

Most sport venues will be located within the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and Welland.

All sport venues will be confirmed and announced about the middle to the end of November 2011.

So stay tuned!

2012 Ontario Summer Games + Sport Mascot Design Contest: Updates

2012 Ontario Summer Games + Sport Mascot Design Contest: Updates

Please note that all the deadlines for the Sport Mascot Design Contest of the 2012 Ontario Summer Games have been extended as follows:

Round 1: November 25, 2011 – Submit Mascot Design to

Round 2: December 2, 2011 – Panel of Judges Selects a Shortlist of worthy mascots for voting

Round 3: December 31, 2011 – Online Voting begins December 3 and remains open until December 31

Please click here for Sport Mascot Design contest rules and details.

Contact Info

2012 Ontario Summer Games
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West
4th Floor, West Tower
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2
P 416.397.5349
F 416.392.8565

Cathy Vincelli, General Manager

Good Luck to the Sport Mascot Designers!


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