In further evidence that Toronto Hydro’s role at the 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games is growing, it has been announced that Toronto Hydro will be the Official Electricity Distribution supplier. Toronto Hydro will be actively supporting a banner program that will dress-up Toronto Hydro power line poles with over 4,000 artful banners that will add vibrant colors to the continental festivities. In order to highlight the extent of their sponsorship efforts and their overall involvement with the Pan American Games , Toronto Hydro has opened-up new facilities on Yonge Street to accommodate staffing needs. The new site will function as a de facto organizational committee that will help serve as a distribution centre for employees and volunteers.
Beyond world-class athletics, the pan American games will showcase the cultural and sporting diversity of the incoming athletes as well as Toronto’s multicultural and growing community. Toronto Hydro will be powering the Games and has implemented emergency protocols and response plans to minimize outages, blackouts and general risks that are associated with grid disturbances. The Toronto Hydro has dispatch crews and emergency plans in place and have standby crews in case of any type of disturbances. Powerline Plus has a proud and extensive partnership with Toronto Hydro and has been one of its biggest and most reliable subcontractors.
Toronto Hydro has a long history supporting community-based events and is looking to continue that tradition by playing a major role in helping assist the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2105). TO2015 is tasked with helping manage and deliver the games. Toronto Hydro is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and serves close to 800,000 customers. The Pan Am games will run from July 10-26, while the Parapan Am Games will run from August 7 to the 15. The Parapan American Games is a multi-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities. The games are meant to showcase some of the best athletes in North America, who will be competing in Olympic-style summer competitions. The Games are funded by the federal and provincial governments as well as sponsored by a host of corporate partners.