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Pan Am boom is a bust for many downtown Toronto businesses

The Pan Am games were supposed to be one of the busiest times of the year, not only for traffic, but also for businesses around the games hoping to get an influx of tourists and spectators. Instead, businesses in downtown Toronto say they have been struggling to even get the usual number of customers into their stores since the start of the games, despite sales data showing a small increase

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Canada Defends Pan AM Baseball Gold in Wild Finish Against Americans

Botched U.S. pickoff attempt and error allow winning runs after weird extra-inning format puts two runners on. By: Brendan Kennedy Sports reporter, Published on Sun Jul 19 2015 In what resembled a little league tournament game organizers were hoping to end quickly, Canada beat the United States in a wacky walk-off to repeat as Pan Am gold medallists in men’s baseball Sunday night. “The way it ended, I’m still kind

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Mocked no more badminton finds Pan Am home in Toronto

TORONTO: Badminton may be seen as an oft-mocked pastime to many North Americans, but at this year’s Pan American Games in Toronto, where there are an estimated 20,000 badminton-playing enthusiasts, the sport is right at home. Tickets for the medal games sold out at the start of the year, surprising even those close to the sport, while the preliminary rounds this week drew large, diverse and exuberant crowds. With all

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Canada Eclipses Gold-Medal Count From 2011 in Just Five Days at 2015 Pan Am Games

Canadian athletes won eight more gold medals on Wednesday, giving the host nation 33 overall. MELISSA RENWICK / TORONTO STAR Ellie Black wrapped up her dominant performance at the Pan Am Games, picking up her second and third gold medals, bringing her total to five. Photo taken on July 15, 2015. It took just five days of competition at the 2015 Pan American Games for Canada to eclipse its gold-medal

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It’s cheaper to buy a Pan Am ticket than pay for transit in some parts of GTA right now

  GO Transit and Toronton Transit Commission (TTC) signage are displayed outside of Union Station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. Want to spend a day exploring Toronto during the Pan Am Games? Or do you want to go to Ajax but have no intention of seeing an event? Well, depending on how far you’re going, it’s cheaper to buy a ticket to the Pan Am Games

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Pan Am Games could boost a Toronto Olympic bid, IOC president says

Thomas Bach also discusses transgender athletes, committee’s role in politics International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach sat down with CBC’s Heather Hiscox in a wide-ranging interview that touched on a potential Toronto bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, the IOC’s relationship with human rights-violating countries, and the future for transgender athletes. “I think Toronto could be a good candidate [for the 2024 games] but we still have to see now the Pan Am Games, how it’s working here,” said Bach. “The

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Pan Am Torch Visits Toronto Downtown Core

With the hours ticking down until the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games start, sightings of the Pan Am torch in the downtown core are about to become a lot more common. The torch made a special appearance in the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28 before leaving the city again. It will return to Toronto for a special lighting ceremony on Saturday, July 4, making its way along the Bloor

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The Top 10 Food Events in Toronto for Summer 2015

The top food events in Toronto this summer are the perfect opportunity to get a taste of our diverse culinary scene while soaking up the sun and maybe a few cold ones. This summer, our calendars are jam-packed with street festivals, BBQs, night markets, and more! Here are my picks for the top food events and festivals taking place this summer in Toronto. Toronto Rib Fest The annual celebration of

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