How the Pan Am Path’s project goals compare to a network IT strategy

Athletes will come and go from Toronto, but the event offers a great opportunity in city-building that hasn’t gone unnoticed

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The 2015 Pan Am Games and Parapan Games will to a lot to unify the people of Toronto and the rest of Canada, but the Pan Am Path may have an even more lasting impact.

Started by a pair of city builders, the path will connect over 80km of trails across Toronto and bring together residents, local organizations, artists and businesses “to create truly vibrant public spaces that are reflections of those communities along the route,” its Web site says.

Starting at the Claireville Reservoir in the west end of the city, the Pan Am Path follows the Humber River down to the waterfront, traversing the Martin Goodman Trail to the Don River where it continues North before transferring to the Hydro Corridor in the East end of the city.

Watch the Globe and Mail clip below to see what a cycling trip down the Pan Am Path looks like today. Notice the mention of key project goals around continuity and clear directions — these are great goals for those deploying technology to create another kind of path, namely, a network that facilitates the flow of information. Best of luck to everyone involved.




For more on how Allstream is helping make the 2015 Toronto event possible, visit the Pan Am Games page

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