2015 Pan Am Torch Relay

The Headwaters region will be well represented in the TO2015 Pan Am Torch relay with both the Town of Caledon and the Town of Orangeville serving as official celebration communities (out of 130+ nationwide) – with 3,000 torchbearers participating – to take part in the 41-day journey starting in May 2015 with the traditional Aztec lighting ceremony at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico.

The Canadian journey for the flame starts with its arrival in Toronto on May 30, 2015. It will then travel to the five other Canadian cities – Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Halifax and the Greater Vancouver Area – and more than 130 Ontario communities, including the Towns of Caledon and Orangeville, towards the lighting of the cauldron on July 10, 2015, during the Opening Ceremony in downtown Toronto.

To help kick off the search for torchbearers last month, TO2015 named its first honorary torchbearer: famed Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield. The registration process is now closed for torchbearers, and now it’s time to get excited for the Torch Relay to come to a town near you!

Download a copy of the Official Canadian Torch Relay map here.


Come cheer the torch.

Mark your calendar for June 12 and 13, when the region’s torchbearer contest winners will run or ride the Pan Am torch through the following communities: Mono, Orangeville, and Shelburne on Friday, June 12, and through Caledon, beginning at Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park, on Saturday, June 13.


Torch Relay Stops

Friday, June 12, 2015
Mono  /  Orangeville  /  Shelburne


Saturday, June 13, 2015
2:00 – 11:00 p.m.

1.  Palgrave
Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park
200 Pine Ave, Caledon

2.  Bolton
Caledon Centre for Recreation & Wellness / Rotary Seniors Centre
7 Rotarian Way, Bolton

3.  Bolton
Bolton Farmers’ Market
Mill & Queen Street, Bolton

4.  Inglewood
Inglewood Community Centre
15825 McLaughlin Road, Caledon

5.  Belfountain
Belfountain Public School
17247 Shaws Creek Road

6.  Alton
Alton Mill Arts Centre
1402 Queen Street West, Caledon

7.  Caledon East
Caledon Town Hall Civic Campus
6311 Old Church Road

Route details will be posted at caledon.ca/panam