The Olympic Torch in Toronto

December 17, 2009

So I've decided to bump up this post, in honour of the torch arriving today!

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So, being the observant young lad that I am, I've noticed that the Official Olympic Torch Relay Page has been updated with the path that the torch will take through Toronto!! See the above map for an overview. The torch makes its apperance on December 17th and 18th.....less than two weeks away!

Some of the highlights:

December 17th (Shown in Blue)
  • Runs from about 1:52 PM until 7:00 PM
  • Starts out with a small strech on Yonge, just north of Steeles
  • Jumps over for a quick tour of Scarbourough Town Centre
  • Then the 'main leg' begins. Basically York Mills, down Yonge, to Nathan Phillips

December 18th (Shown in Red)
  • 6:00 AM Start at Queens Park...yeesh..
  • Comes down University to Front, then makes a circuit of the CN Tower and SKYDOME
  • Heads out across Front St to the Distillery District
  • Heads up Parliment, across the Danforth to Pape
  • Travels through Leaside, before ending at roughly Eg & the DVP
  • From here, travels north to Newmarket and Brampton

One quirk is the official page currently has a little mark saying that the Torch will travel by Streetcar on Yonge between Dundas and Queen. Of course....there are no streecars on that'll be quite the feat!

Once the torch arrives at Nathan Phillips, there will be the standard Community Celebration. Not sure who will be in attendance as of yet, but I'm sure there will be a few luminaries.

As excited as I am that the torch is coming to an idiot...I have to be out of town the night of the Community Celebration. As a result, I might be doing the whole 'community celebration' thing two days later in Hamilton.


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