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Pan Am Games chaos not as bad as many feared

Is Toronto a city filled with premature complainers? A new Forum Research poll about the Pan Am Games may make you say yes.

Before the games even started, many feared chaotic commutes and over-crowded highways. While some drivers got creative to abate these issues, 62 percent of poll respondents noted that the games were not a disruptive force in their lives.

With ticket sales creeping up to the one million mark, 27 percent of respondents either participated or were planning to participate in a Pan Am Games event. Sixteen percent hadn't made up their minds yet and 57 percent of respondents revealed they weren't going to attend at all.

While the New York Times, as well as other members of the foreign press, derided our muted response towards the Games, perhaps we're finally being swept into the Panamania.

How have your feelings towards the Pan Am Games changed? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Martin Reis in the blogTO Flickr pool


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