Safe and reliable transportation for athletes and officials is essential. So, too, is a positive transportation experience for residents, businesses, visitors and spectators.
The Ministry of Transportation has finalized the Transportation Plan for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
The above plan is subject to change, so be sure to check back frequently for the latest information to help you plan ahead!
The road restrictions/lane changes and no stopping, standing or parking zones in Oshawa, implemented on behalf of the Ministry of Transport for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games are officially over.
Thank you to everyone for their cooperation with these temporary changes!
The off-peak delivery program will continue through to Saturday, August 15, and the H.O.V. lanes on 400 series highways have decreased from 3+ occupants per car to 2+ occupants per car until Tuesday, August 18.
Read more below.
Smart Commute Durham and the City of Oshawa are urging you to plan ahead!
With more people expected in Durham Region than normal, the transportation network will function differently. Depending on where, when and how you will be travelling, Games-time travel conditions will be unusual and may affect how you get around. By staying informed, starting to plan early on and creating a Games Travel Plan, you can keep moving!
What to expect
|Commuters who travel on the 400-series highways in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), or who live or work near competition venues will be impacted by the temporary changes to the transportation network across the region.|
Transportation Infrastructure: High-Occupancy Vehicle (H.O.V.) Lane ChangesNew temporary H.O.V. lanes will be introduced before the start of the Games. Please refer to the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Route Network maps for lane locations.
The temporary H.O.V. lanes will be in operation from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. during the following time periods:
To avoid shipping delays and to keep goods moving, the City of Oshawa will implement the Ministry of Transportation's Off-Peak Delivery Initiative starting Friday, June 26 through to Saturday, August 15, which encourages businesses to receive and ship goods during off-peak hours in the evenings and overnight to reduce road congestion during peak travel hours.
An amendment has been made to Noise By-law (112-82), to temporarily exempt all noises associated with the delivery and shipment of goods to all zones, with the exception of residential zones, as defined in the Zoning By-law 60-94.
How to keep moving
We are urging residents and businesses to plan ahead! Now is the right time to start thinking about how you will get around during the Games. Consider the "Four Rs":
Your regular business routines may be affected by Games events or transportation plans. To keep your business moving, it will be important to know what to expect and to plan ahead for the Games.
By staying informed and creating a Games Travel Plan, you can ensure your people and goods can get around, reduce congestion and help Ontario shine.
The Ministry of Transportation, in partnership with TORONTO 2015, has developed a guide to help you create a Games Travel Plan to keep your business moving. It is their hope that you will find the guide to be a helpful resource as your business gets ready for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
Getting to the Games
Your Games ticket is your transit ticket
On the day of your ticketed event, spectators can show their Games competition or ceremonies ticket to get on any of the 14 pubic transit or specialized transit systems for people with disabilities in the Games region.
Games tickets can be used to ride:
Planning your Games-time transportation
The Ministry of Transportation and TORONTO 2015 recommend the following apps:
Or, you could take advantage of Ontario's new transportation service, Call One, an accessible transit service. Created to help all spectators enjoy the Games, you can call to book specialized transit and coordinate trips between service providers.
Beginning Friday, July 3, ticket holders can book trips up to seven days before their event by calling 1-844-PARA-ONE (727-2663) or the teletypewriter number 1-877-224-5002.
Looking for a carpool partner? Use the Smart Commute Online tool to find matches near you!