Toronto will host the Pan-American and Parapan American Games in July and August 2015. Canada will welcome some 10 000 athletes, trainers and officials from 41 countries. The Government of Canada has invested up to $500 million to hold this major event, including funding for some 30 projects in the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario. This commitment will enhance Canada's international prestige and provide many communities with world-class infrastructure for top-calibre athletes. The Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre is a perfect example of the legacy generated by these investments: a place that will shape the sporting elite of tomorrow, inspire generations of young athletes, and serve all Canadians.