From world congresses, to international sporting competitions and entertainment spectacles, Toronto is setting the benchmark for showcasing world class events. Hosting the 2015 Toronto Pan/Parapan American Games is a great testament to the city and region’s capacity to host the world as a top global sports city.

The Toronto’s Region’s outstanding record of hosting world-class events includes the following:

MAJOR ATHLETIC EVENTS AT PROPOSED VENUES:

  • 2016 Canadian Transplant Games- U of T
  • 2015 Toronto Pan/Parapan American Games – York Stadium
  • 2014 Canadian Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships – U of T Downtown
  • 2013 World U-23 Ultimate Championships – York University
  • 2013 CIS Women’s Soccer Championship – U of T Downtown
  • 2012 Ontario Summer Games – U of T Downtown
  • 2012 CIS Coaching Conference (Soccer) – U of T Downtown
  • 2012 World Deaf Athletics Championships – U of T Downtown
  • 2011 Toronto International Track & Field Games – U of T Downtown
  • 2011 Canadian Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships – U of T Downtown
  • 2010 Canadian Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships – York Stadium
  • 2009 & 2010 Canadian Senior T&F Outdoor Championships– U of T Downtown

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • 2016 NBA All-Star Game
  • 2016 Canadian Transplant Games- Toronto
  • 2016 Ontario Masters T&F Outdoor Championships – U of T Downtown
  • 2016 Ontario Summer Games – Mississauga
  • 2016 Canadian Masters Outdoor Championships – York Stadium
  • 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference
  • 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships
  • 2017 ASAE & The Centre for Association Leadership’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition
  • 2017 Rotary International Convention

PAST MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS:

  • 2015 CIS Women’s Volleyball Championships – U of T
  • 2015 CIS Men’s Basketball Championships – Ryerson University
  • 2015 Pan Am Karate Qualifier 2015 & Pan American Senior Championships
  • 2015 Toronto Pan/Parapan American Games
  • 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships
  • 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada
  • 2014 Pan American Senior Gymnastics Championships
  • 2014 Pan AM Junior Wrestling Championships
  • Little Native Hockey League Tournament (at the Hershey Centre)
  • 2013 National Karate Championships
  • 2013 World U-23 Ultimate Championships
  • 2013 University of Toronto Scarborough National Qualifier U18, U16, U14, U12 Boys and Girls Tennis Championships
  • 2013 University of Toronto Scarborough Ontario Closed Provincials Tennis Championships
  • 2013 OUA Swimming Championship – U of T Downtown
  • 2013 CIS Women’s Soccer Championship – U of T Downtown
  • 2012 100th Canadian Football League (CFL) Grey Cup
  • 2012 Canadian Judo Championships
  • 2012 Canadian Open Volleyball Championships
  • 2012 World Deaf Athletics Championships
  • 2012 Canada Open & World Para Open – Taekwondo Canada
  • 2012 OUA Squash Tournament – U of T Downtown
  • 2012 CIS Coaching Conference (Soccer) – U of T Downtown
  • 2012 OUA Badminton Championship – U of T Downtown
  • 2012 CIS Women’s Field Hockey Championships – U of T Downtown
  • 2012 Ontario Summer Games
  • 2011 Toronto International Track & Field Games – U of T Downtown
  • 1993 IAAF World Indoor Championships

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS OF SIGNIFICANCE

  • 2014 World Pride
  • 2011, 2002, 1994, 1975 – 1990 Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences JUNO Awards
  • 2010 G20 World Economic Summit

ANNUAL TORONTO EVENTS

  • Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival (Caribana)
  • Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
  • Toronto Pride Parade
  • Toronto International Film Festival & Film Festival in the World (TIFF)
  • Toronto Honda Indy & Roger Cup Tennis
  • Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
  • HSBC Triathlon (600 athletes)
  • Toronto International Marathon
  • Toronto Waterfront Marathon
  • Luminato
  • Nuit Blanche

Sources: City of Toronto Major International Events and Tourism Toronto