FLASH IN THE PAN 2015
The Pan Am Games’ legacy had little to do with sports
At first, Torontonians stuck up their noses at the Pan Am Games. For good reason, as time revealed: expense-account scandals, a lame mascot, no-take-backs bonuses handed out to execs who blew through their $2.2-billion budget. But the event took over (and won over) the region just the same, leaving us with top-notch athletic facilities, new transit infrastructure and affordable housing, all of which lasted long after Kanye left the building.