TorchTO – Olympic Torch Relay in Albert Campbell Square at Scarborough Civic Centre this afternoon
Albert Campbell Square, Olympic Flame Relay, Scarborough Civic Centre, TorchTO
By HiMY SYeD
Within the hour, the Olympic Torch Relay will be in our City for the first of three days before heading out to points west and ultimately to ignite the Olympic Flame to officially open the Winter Games in Vancouver.
Between now and then 1,000 Torontonians will have become torchbearers carrying the Torch for a total of 48 kilometres through our city’s streets.
At about 1:52 p.m. The Torch is expected to cross south on Yonge Street at Steeles Avenue.
The relay will travel south on Yonge Street, then along Highway 401, stopping at Albert Campbell Square in front of the Scarborough Civic Centre at about 3 p.m.
- National anthem, led by Nicole Stamp
- The Toronto Children’s Concert Choir
- Zumba Dance Girl, Michele Walks
- The Snooky Tynes Family Band
- Fireguy, Brant Matthews
- Speed Skating demonstration by Toronto Speed Skating Club
- Sledge Hockey demonstration by Toronto Sledge Hockey
- Snowboarder/Skier performance on trampoline by Extreme Trampoline
- Juggler Kobbler Jay, Jason Henderson
- Fire guy, Brant Matthews
- The Olympic Flame arrives in Albert Campbell Square
The relay will then travel along Ellesmere Road/York Mills Road before making its way back onto Yonge Street and will travel south to College Street, where the Olympic Flame will be carried by a torchbearer on a westbound College streetcar.
From there, it will travel to SickKids Hospital, return to Yonge Street and head south to Queen Street West, and onto Nathan Phillips Square for the Community Celebration, arriving at the square at 7 p.m.
The Community Celebration at Nathan Phillips Square will run from 6 to 8 p.m. showcasing performances by local, national and international artists, for all age groups.
Toronto’s Final Torchbearer, Olympic medal winner Vicky Sunohara, will light the cauldron.
The Torch’s first day in Toronto ends with a fireworks display in front of Toronto City Hall.
Day two of TorchTO begins at 6 a.m. at Queen’s Park tomorrow morning.