Pan Ams at Hart House


Events and Activities

At Hart House and across U of T, opportunities for student engagement and participation will occur throughout the months leading up to the Games. Check our What’s On Calendar or visit this page often to view the latest news, events and updates.

Sports, Equity and the Pan Am Games

Explore the complex relationship between equity, social justice, sport, activism, nationalism and personal identity through film screenings, conversations, art installations, panel discussions and more. The goal of the series is to build awareness and deepen critical understanding of the issues surrounding barriers to inclusion in sport and recreation.

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A Year with Aspiring Pan Am Athletes

Our Blog series follows the journey of Pan Am athletes as they train to qualify for the games. In joining these athletes in their voyage, readers will not only learn from them—they will also be inspired by them.

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Sneaker Culture: exploring gender, economic justice and race

news_sneakerWhere will your imagination take you with just a Sharpie and a pair of old sneakers? Hart House and Toronto Loves Kicks want to find out! 41 Artists + 41 Countries = 1 Sole Exhibit.

  • Varsity article on Hart House panel discussion that focused on the social and cultural importance of the shoe in mainstream society. Read article.
  • Photos from the event view on flickr.
  • Canadian Press article by Lauren La Rose on street style and sneaker culture. Read article.

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Pan Am Path Artists

The Pan Am Path will create a multi-use pathway from Brampton to the Rouge River. To engage communities along the route, a call for artists was made to creative an active-living legacy for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Three University of Toronto students submitted a proposal for a series of kinetic sculptures.

Their objective was “to create an inclusive space for all people regardless of their ethnicity, age, gender, orientation, or abilities to encourage playfulness, community, storytelling, movement, and sensitivity of the site.”

  • Vineetha Sivathasan, second year Masters of Architecture student at the Daniel’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.
  • Zee Bolad, undergraduate student at the University of Toronto studying English, Visual Studies, and Culture.
  • Zarish Asif, an undergraduate student with a double major in Studio Art and City Studies.

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Volunteer at U of T Pan Am Events

We encourage everyone in the University community to get involved and help host the world. Your contributions can be added to your Co-Curricular Record (CCR), and will qualify you for OSAP benefits such as an extended interest- and payment-free grace period or reduced pre-study contributions.

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