FAMILY & FANS


Travelling to Toronto for the Games?
Cheering from home?

We've got you covered!

Check back often here for the most up to date information on
the Games for family and fans near and far!


FAMILY AND FAN ACCREDITATION CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE OPENING CEREMONY MERCHANDISE TABLE AND AT ALL OTHER MERCHANDISE TABLES DURING THE GAMES


Schedule of Events



Sobeys Fan Zone

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Taking place along Devonshire Place outside of our sports competition taking place at the University of Toronto, the Sobeys Fan Zone will be a spot for fans and families to get involved in the Youth Games with fun games, interactive activities, food vendors, live streams of the competitions and a spot to relax!

Stay tuned for more details about the featured activities and vendors coming to the Sobeys Fan Zone!

Host Hotels


Downtown Host Hotel: Chelsea Hotel, Toronto , 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z4

We have a limited number of rooms remaining at a reduced rate for the Youth Games. Click here to book using our private booking link (these rooms are on a first-come first-served basis).

Within a 10 minute walk of the University of Toronto sporting venues (basketball, bocce, track & field), and a 25 minute walk to Union Station and Opening Ceremony.

For booking information please click here.

Travelling to and around Toronto


Flying with WestJet

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We're pleased to partner with WestJet to offer discounts to family and fans. Family and fans can receive 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling trans-border into and out of Toronto or Hamilton between May 6 and 24, 2019.

Visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online, and use the following codes to take advantage of this offer:

Coupon code: O40TW67
*Guest web/Travel Agent web

Promo code: WWW22
*Travel Agent GDS only


Official Rideshare Partner



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We're pleased to partner with Lyft as the Official Rideshare Partner of the Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games.
Family and fans: enter code IYG2019 in the Lyft app to receive $3 off a ride to or from Games venues, including sports venues, host hotels and Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Click here to download the Lyft app.


Please note: passengers using the Lyft app must be 18 years or older. Unaccompanied minors will not be able to ride with Lyft.



Toronto has the sprawling urban and multicultural foundation to make it an outstanding host for the inaugural 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games. It is the largest city in Canada with 2.8 million residents and boasts one of the most diverse populations in the world, one that will undoubtedly accept and embrace athlete visitors from around the globe. Competitors will be amazed at the thriving culture of Ontario's capital, which is reflected in its food, entertainment, art, and social atmosphere.

Toronto's infrastructure will also leave athletes wanting to come back. Public transportation is affordable and accessible - providing buses, streetcars, and trains that allow for convenient travel within the city. Clean, modern and accessible accommodations and sport venues in the downtown core and surrounding areas provide Special Olympics Ontario with the opportunity to support a successful three-day international event. Toronto is truly a perfect starting point for the legacy of 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games and will leave athletes with an experience like no other!


Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada would like to welcome the friends and family of the Special Olympics participants by offering a 20% discount on both their Anytime Ticket Package and their Timed Ticket Package.  Simply use Promo code SOA2019 to have your offer applied to your online purchased ticket for use from May 12-18, 2019.


*Please visit www.ttc.ca for more information on city maps and public transportation
*For more information on what to do in Toronto, visit www.seetorontonow.com
*For specific venue locations and maps, please visit our Sports page