The Pan Am Path
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During the summer of 2015 Toronto hosted the Pan Am and Parapan Am games which brought a host of athletes (6,132) from 41 countries to the city. During the time that the games were being played an organization called The Friends of the Pan Am Path organized an art relay that included art installations and cultural events across the city. The events followed the Pan Am Path on a route that connected the existing trail networks across several major sections of the city. The Pan Am Path Art Relay was supported by the City of Toronto, Toronto Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Toronto Star, Toronto Arts Council, Trans Canada Trail, Canadian Heritage, United Way Toronto, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Lotus Leaf, and Westbury National. The festival took place along the Pan Am Path, a multi-use, 80-plus km trail connecting Toronto’s communities. Legacy construction to improve and create new connections along the Pan Am Path will continue into 2017.
William Davis and myself myself worked with the Friends of the Pan Am Path to prepare maps showing the exact route the path took through the city as well as the locations of each of the 14 events held throughout the Summer. The map was cut into six separate pieces and ran as a special insert to the Toronto Star in the months before the Art Relay took place.
The Mapping was also used as a backdrop for the live events and as a wrap for the event staff's "mobile headquarters."
It was a pleasure to make maps for such a well planned, interesting and positive project. I highly recommend checking out the Friends of the Pan Am Path website for more information about the festival as well as their flickr page for amazing pictures of the art that was put on display.