More than 10,000 athletes, coaches and delegates from the Caribbean, Central America, South America and North America will compete in 48 sports at more than 40 venues, spread across 17 municipalities of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region
The venues will be divided into three zones:
Central Games Zone (Toronto, Mississauga and Markham)
West Games Zone (Hamilton)
East Games Zone (Oshawa, Ajax and Pickering)
In addition there will also be venues located outside these zones in Barrie, St. Catharines, Palgrave, Minden and Welland
The three-year countdown for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games (aka the “People’s Games”) begins today!
Today, the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) celebrated its three-year countdown to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games “with a commitment to culture that characterizes its innovative approach to hosting a multi-sport competition”:
Ontarians will join the celebration of Her Majesty’s lifetime of service when The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall come to Ontario this May. It will be the highlight of Ontario’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Nominations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal is now open:
The medal will be awarded to those Ontarians who have shared their time and talents with their communities.
Here is a video showing the exciting revitalization and transformation of the West Don Lands in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, into a beautifully designed, sustainable mixed-use riverside community as well as the temporary Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village in 2015:
“THE CITY OF TORONTO, PROVINCE OF ONTARIO AND GOVERNMENT OF CANADA ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING THE REVITALIZATION OF TORONTO’S CENTRAL WATERFRONT A REALITY.”
Henceforth, Ontario is starting construction for a new waterfront community in the West Don Lands for the following purposes:
The Expert Panel – included representatives from labour, employers, and academia with workplace health and safety expertise – had made recommendations which were based on more than 400 responses in over 50 meetings with stakeholders across the province.
These amendments to the above two acts are in response to the Expert Panel recommendations and will result in the following major changes :
Establish the Ministry of Labour as the lead for accident prevention, transferring it from the WSIB (Workplace Safety & Insurance Board – formerly Worker’s Compensation Board).
Appoint a new Chief Prevention Officer to coordinate and align the prevention system.
Create a new prevention council, with representatives from labour, employers, and safety experts, to advise the Chief Prevention Officer and the Minister.
Give the Minister of Labour oversight of the province’s Health and Safety Associations as well as the education, training and promotion of workplace health and safety.
Now, let it be known that henceforth strikes and lockouts at the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) are banned.
Here are the reasons why both Toronto and Ontario deem TTC as an essential service.
About 1.5 million people ride the TTC every business day.
Legislation has been used five times since 1974 to end or prevent a TTC work stoppage.
The City of Toronto estimates that TTC work stoppages cost the economy $50 million a day.
Also, I think the result of TTC work stoppages is greater greenhouse gas emissions into Toronto’s atmosphere because the commuters who own cars have no choice but must use their cars instead of the TTC.
So more cars on the roads during the work stoppages result in more traffic congestion and air pollution.
This is a good environmental reason to make TTC an essential service.
However, does this mean that our TTC fares will go up to get around town?