Friends of the Pan Am Path & the City of Toronto announce The Pan Am Path Art Relay - A legacy of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

TORONTO, April 22, 2015 /CNW/ - On May 1 at a press conference at Toronto City Hall, Friends of the Pan Am Path and the City of Toronto will announce the Pan Am Path Art Relay, an initiative of Toronto's Host City Showcase Program.

From May 16 to August 15, 2015, the Pan Am Path Art Relay will travel across Toronto, engaging with local community groups to celebrate some of the city's greatest assets: diversity, nature and arts. The series of events will take place along the Path and will feature public art installations, music, performances and family-friendly festivals. For a video backgrounder see: https://vimeo.com/125591408

Friends of the Pan Am Path will also launch the Pan Am Path App, a wayfinding mobile app that matches your geographic location on the Path to music that is rooted in the communities you are traveling through via four Path Radio local music-streaming stations.

The Pan Am Path is an 84-kilometre continuous trail for walking, running, cycling and wheeling that connects the city from east to west. Combining the power of art and sport, the Art Relay will showcase Toronto's diverse neighbourhoods and rich arts scene along the Path and will serve as a lasting legacy of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

PRESS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHAT:

Press Conference with a City of Toronto representative; Devon Ostrom, Lead Curator of Friends of the Pan Am Path; Rahul K. Bhardwaj, President & CEO of Toronto Foundation; 4-time Olympian Curt Harnett

 

RSVP:

Andrea Chrysanthou, (416) 722-3793, andrea@lotusleaf.ca
Julia Che, (416) 928-1978, julia.che@lotusleaf.ca

 

WHERE:

Members Lounge

Toronto City Hall

100 Queen St. West

Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2

 

TIME:

Friday, May 1, 2015
11:00AM - Speeches & audio/visual presentation
11:30AM - Q&A

           

Coming up! Spring Launch Event - May 16th at Centre for Urban Ecology: Spring!, the Art Relay launch event, will be held on May 16, 1-5 p.m. at the Centre for Urban Ecology in the Humber Arboretum at Humber College and University of Humber-Guelph. Festivities will include kid-friendly programs by Arts for Children and Youth, ROM BioBlitz, Dos Mundos, David Suzuki Foundation, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Etobicoke Master Gardeners, Humber Arboretum and Toronto Bicycle Music Festival.

Background: The Pan Am Path was approved by City Council in 2013 as part of the Host City Showcase Program to enhance the experience of the Games for residents and visitors while advancing the City's economic development and tourism, sport development and healthy living, resident engagement and cultural celebration goals. Legacy construction to improve and create new connections along the Pan Am Path will continue into 2017.

For more information about the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games and Toronto's Host City Showcase Program, visit http://www.toronto.ca/panam2015.

For the Pan Am Path Art Relay event calendar, map, participating organizations and to download the app, visit http://www.panampath.org (soft launch April 30th).

SOURCE Friends of the Pan Am Path

Video with caption: "Video: From May 16 to August 15, 2015, the Pan Am Path Art Relay will travel across Toronto, engaging with local community groups to celebrate some of the city's greatest assets: diversity, nature and arts. The event series will take place along the Path featuring art installations, music, and family-friendly festivals.". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20150422_C6769_VIDEO_EN_14588.mp4&posterurl=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos.newswire.ca%2Fimages%2F20150422_C6769_VIDEO_EN_14588.jpg&order=1&jdd=20150422&cnum=C6769

For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Andrea Chrysanthou, (416) 722-3793, andrea@lotusleaf.ca; Julia Che, (416) 928-1978, julia.che@lotusleaf.ca

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