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Spending spiked in Toronto during Pan Am Games: report

Hamilton, Ajax, Milton also reaped rewards of international sporting event Big spending on tourist attractions, hotels and fast food in Toronto and surrounding event cities turned out to be the unofficial sport of the Pan Am Games, says a new Moneris Solutions Corp. report. The 16-day event, which wrapped up last Sunday at the Rogers Centre with a spectacular fireworks display, also gave downtown Toronto businesses a 7.7 per cent

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Nearly two-thirds of Canadians checked out the Pan Am Games

Kanye West, Andre De Grasse garner the most Games-related tweets New data show nearly two-thirds of Canadians tuned in to televised coverage of the Pan Am Games, with an average audience of almost 2.2 million watching Sunday’s closing ceremony. Numbers released by the CBC, the official broadcaster for the Games, show more than 22 million Canadians, about 63 per cent, watched at least some coverage of the international competition between

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‘Let the dust settle’ from Pan Am Games before Olympic bid decision: Tory

TORONTO — John Tory says he needs to hear from a variety of voices to decide whether Toronto should place a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, adding that he wants to “let the dust settle” from the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games first. Tory said at an announcement Monday that he wants to engage in “broad consultation” with members of City Council, the public, the business community, the labour movement and

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Canada’s record-breaking 2015 Pan Am Games taught athletes ‘how to win’ on big stage, Olympic Committee says

TORONTO – Canadian athletes won more often at the Pan American Games than at any time in history, a record medal haul that reflected the largest team the country had ever sent to the event while also raising a question: Was Canada the only country trying its hardest? Canada won more than 200 medals for the first time at the Games, obliterating the record for most gold medals won. It

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Taxi driver ‘deserves a gold medal’ after returning wallet to Pan Am athlete

TORONTO – A taxi driver “deserves gold medal” in honesty after he returned the wallet of a Cuban athlete competing at the 2015 Pan Am Games, police say. John Strickland picked up Dailenys Alcantara Pacheco, 23, at the Gerrard Square Wal-Mart in the city’s east-end at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday Toronto Police said Det. Sgt. Ian McArthur wrote in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. Pacheco is a track and field

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Pan Am Games Day 14: Here’s what you need to know about the Pan Am Games Friday

TORONTO – Here’s a look at some of the competition highlights for Day 14 of the Pan Am Games in Toronto. TRACK & FIELD (WOMEN’S) – Finals in the discus and 200m race, 3000m steeplechase and long jump. TRACK & FIELD (MEN’S) – Finals in the 110m hurdles, triple jump, 200m race, 1500m race, 110m hurdles and javelin finals. Canada’s Andre De Grasse holds a flag after winning gold in the men’s

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After hosting 2015 Pan Am Games, Toronto could ‘endear itself to the country’ if it won an Olympic bid

TORONTO – Hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics would finally help Toronto “endear itself to the country,” according to the former leader of Vancouver’s Olympic committee, who suggested the city’s handling of the Pan American Games this summer would be a boost for any potential bid. John Furlong said the experience from hosting the multi-sport event, which is open to 41 competing Pan Am nations, is something other bid cities such

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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 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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Canada continues medal surge at Pan Am Games with 17 medals on Day 3

By Staff The Canadian Press WATCH ABOVE: Home advantage appears to be paying off for Canada at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Mike Drolet reports. TORONTO – Before the start of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, Canadian chef de mission Curt Harnett estimated that the host nation would need around 200 medals to reach its goal of finishing in the top two of the overall standings. After just three

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