THE PAN AM PATH COMES TO LIFE
In July 2013, the Friends of the Pan Am Path, in collaboration with the City of Toronto received City Council endorsement for the Pan Am Path as a Host City Showcase Program of the 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games.
This included a commitment to create over 80 km of continuous trail across the city that was completed in 2017.
The Friends of the Pan Am Path aligned funding, partners and supporters into a city-wide collabora tion of over 100 partners to develop and execute the Pan Am Path Art Relay. From May 16 to August 15, 2015, the Pan Am Path came alive with a city-wide relay of art installations and events, celebrating Toronto’s greatest assets: diversity, nature and arts.
Fourteen separate zone events took place along the Path and featured public art installations, music, performances and family-friendly festivals.
2015 LAUNCH PROGRAMMING
Spring Launch Event - Centre for Urban Ecology / Humber Arboretum by AFCY and CUE
Freedom Fridayz Festival & Born This Way Mural - Pine Point Park by Essencia Collective, CSSP and Freedom Friday
Activate! Weston-Mount Dennis - Cruickshank Park by Dan Bergeron and UrbanArts
Album - Lambton House/Dundas St. Bridge by Red Dress Productions and Arts Etobicoke
Walking Wave - Sir Casimir Gzowski Park by Lakeshore Arts
First Story Toronto Tours and App - Fort York by The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
Live Art Festival - Underpass Park by St.Art Toronto and Mural Routes
Sportsmanship Under Surveillance - Sur Gallery, Pier 27 by LACAP
Singing River - Todmorden Mills / Don Valley by Evergreen Brickworks and Urbanvessel
Shift - Taylor Creek Park Parking lot (off Don Mills Road) by East End Arts
Corridor Connections - Centennial College Ashtonbee / Wexford Park, by No.9 Contemporary Art and the Environment
J’ouvert Performance & Carnival on the Pathway - Scarborough Museum / Thompson Memorial Park by Ballet Creole
Fairgrounds - University of Toronto Scarborough by Hart House
Maadaadizi / Summer Journeys - Rouge Beach / First Nations Trail by Jason Baerg and Denise Boldu