The torch is out and the numbers are in, which show the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games were the most successful, ever, on several fronts.
Team Canada picked up 168 medals, a new record, with the majority coming from Ontario athletes, and finished second overall.
The games were also a success in other ways. There were more than 90, 000 tickets sold for the 445 events in 15 sports, which is the most ever at a Parapan Am Games.
A record 2, 600 athletes and officials from 28 countries and territories took part in the Games, which were the most accessible Parapan Am Games ever.
More than 1.4 million people attended both the Parapan Am and Pan Am celebrations at 7 sites, including PANAMANIA Live at Nathan Phillips Square and Ontario’s Celebration Zone, which hosted more than 500 performances and presentations alone, including live music and Ontario’s first accessible zip line.
In total, the Games are expected to create 26,000 jobs and boost Ontario’s real GDP by $3.7 billion from 2009 to 2017.
“It has been wonderful to see people from across Ontario getting behind the Parapan Am Games, helping to make them the best ever. I want to thank the athletes, guides, officials, volunteers and other participants for everything they have done to make this year’s Games such a great success story. I also want to thank the entire TO2015 team for its outstanding work to make this a summer to remember.” – Premier Kathleen Wynne