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Media advisory,
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 5 p.m.,
Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario,
Queen's Park to Metro Toronto Convention Centre



Broadcast time: 05:05
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Corporate Communications
416-808-7100


On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 5 p.m., the final leg of the Unity Run of the Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games is being hosted by Toronto Police Service.

The Final Leg involves a 3.9-km run and is the lead up to the Invitational Youth Games. Special Olympics Ontario, is an organization that raises awareness and provides opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Final Leg Starting Point: Queen's Park, 111 Wellesley Street West.

Expect some traffic delays in the following areas:

- eastbound lanes College Street
- southbound lanes Yonge Street
- westbound lanes Queen Street West
- southbound lanes Simcoe Street
- westbound lanes Bremner Boulevard

The run will end near the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

At 7:30 p.m., the Opening Ceremony for Invitational Youth Games begin at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Hall, 255 Front Street West.

However, no media cameras will be permitted inside the opening ceremonies as it is being broadcast live by TSN2. For more information, media contact:
Jasmina Vranesevic of 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games at
jasminav@youthgames2019.com or 905.746.3656

The Youth Games will bring together 2,000 high school student-athletes from around the world to Toronto, May 14 to 17, 2019. For the first time, high school-aged athletes with an intellectual disability will have the chance to compete in an international sports competition. Athletes aged 13-21 both with and without an intellectual disability will compete in athletics, basketball, bocce, floor hockey or, soccer.



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Lesa Harvey, Emergency Task Force