From July 11 – 26 and August 7 – 15, the CN Tower’s famous structural lighting program pays tribute to the 41 countries participating in the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games

Comment Off 5 Views

CN TOWER LIGHTING TRIBUTE

From July 11 – 26 and August 7 – 15, the CN Tower’s famous structural lighting program pays tribute to the 41 countries participating in the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games.  See each participating country flag as it moves through the lights on Toronto’s famous landmark.  The regularly scheduled 8 minute light show will take place at the top of each hour and pay tribute to Canada as the host country.

 

Throughout the year, the CN Tower is thrilled to have the opportunity through its lighting program to recognize various causes and charitable events, as well as citywide events and special holidays.  The full calendar can be found at www.cntower.ca.

 

VISIT THE PAN AMERICAN GAMES CAULDRON AT THE FOOT OF THE CN TOWER*

The Pan American Games cauldron is one of the most iconic symbols of the Games. Constructed of steel, the cauldron, its shape inspired by a female pinecone, is colourful, vibrant and fun — reflecting the Games motto, United We Play! The playful cauldron stands out as a unique piece of art that many people can look upon and see their contributions realized.

 

Located at the foot of the CN Tower in downtown Toronto, the Pan Am Games cauldron will remain lit for the duration of the Pan American Games. It will be relit during the Parapan American Games Opening Ceremony on August 7 and will remain so for the duration of those Games.

 

Fast Facts

  • 2 — Pan Am Games cauldron and one community’s cauldron.
  • 3 — Artists who created the community-inspired art.
  • 7 — Gallons of paint applied to the cauldrons.
  • 10 — Types of ArcelorMittal Dofasco made-in-Hamilton steel.
  • 11 feet — Height of the community’s cauldron, from the ground.
  • 18 – Months from concept to completion.
  • 24 feet — Height of the Pan Am Games cauldron, from the ground.
  • 30 — Individually shaped, precision-cut scales
  • 34 — Tonnes of ArcelorMittal Dofasco made-in-Hamilton steel used to create both the cauldron and the community cauldron.
  • 2,400 pounds — Weight of the community’s cauldron.
  • 9,863 — Estimated man-hours for fabrication for both cauldrons.

 

For more information on the Games, visit TORONTO2015.org.

 

*media are invited and welcome to visit and report from the cauldron. Please note that parking is not available on CN Tower property due to public safety and fire access routes.

 

SEE US AT CIBC PAN AM PARK!

Take your selfie to new heights – using the city skyline as a backdrop this display offers the ideal vantage point for visitors at CIBC Pan Am Park can take a selfie with the CN Tower (the real CN Tower or a beautiful backdrop) perfectly framed in the background.  Visitors are encouraged to post their selfie on social media channels tagging #mycntower.  Visitors to the CN Tower booth will also have the chance to win prizes and take home some CN Tower promotional materials (which supplies last).

 

CN TOWER HOURS OF OPERATION

Throughout July and August including the timeframe of the TORONTO2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, we look forward to welcoming visitors to the CN Tower daily from 8am-11pm.  Please visit cntower.ca for information and updates.

WATCH THE GAMES ACTION AT THE CN TOWER’S HORIZONS RESTAURANT

Overlooking Toronto and Lake Ontario, you will enjoy spectacular views of Toronto and the various Games Venues, a delicious bistro menu and all the TORONTO 2015 Games action broadcast on monitors throughout the restaurant.

 

Access to Horizons is included with CN Tower admission.

Visit cntower.ca for complete menus, to purchase tickets (purchase online to save money and time).

 

NEW – MOBILE TICKETS

Save time with this same-day mobile purchase.  Use your smart device to purchase CN Tower tickets directly from the website (cntower.ca) and then at the CN Tower, bypass the Box Office and head straight to the elevator where you will show the purchased ticket barcode as you are boarding.  (Note that there is no print-at-home option for these tickets.)

 

OR – SAVE MONEY WITH 24 HOUR PRE-PURCHASE

Guests still have the opportunity to take advantage of the pre-purchase print-at-home ticket option, and save 10% on the purchase of a General Admission.  Print-at-home tickets must be purchased a minimum of 24 hours prior to use.  Note that there is no option to print these purchased tickets at the Tower.

 

CN TOWER | LA TOUR CN www.cntower.ca

Print Friendly
In : Events, Sports

About the author

Editor of Don411.com Media website.
Free Newsletter Updated Daily