The Olympic Torch in Toronto Live on CTV News

CTV Toronto and CP24 mark the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Toronto with unprecedented live coverage of the relay, runners, events, and festivities as the Olympic flame ignites Canada’s largest city. The coverage culminates in a live two-hour CTV News special, THE TORCH IN TORONTO, to be simulcast on CTV Toronto and CP24 this Thursday, Dec. 17 beginning at 5 p.m. ET.

Coverage of the Olympic Torch begins at 5:30 a.m. with CP24 BREAKFAST tracking the progress of the flame as it enters Toronto via Oshawa, starting with the very first torchbearer of the day. All-day long, CP24 will deliver regular updates from the route as the Olympic Torch makes its way to Toronto’s famous Yonge Street for the journey into the core of the city.

CTV NEWS AT NOON will bring viewers up-to-date on the Olympic Torch Relay beginning at 12 noon, delivering highlights from the morning as well as an update on preparations for the evening’s celebrations.

Then, beginning at 5 p.m. ET, CTV Toronto and CP24 simulcast the two-hour CTV News special THE TORCH IN TORONTO as the Olympic Torch makes its way through the city core. CTV’s Ken Shaw and Pauline Chan co-anchor the special, with CP24’s Ann Rohmer hosting from Nathan Phillips Square. Additionally, on-air personalities from CTV Toronto and CP24 deliver live reports and reaction from the Olympic Torch route.


The Olympic Torch will make an historic stop at The Hospital for Sick Children Hosted by ETALK’s Ben Mulroney, the event gives patients and their families a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate with Olympians and the Olympic Torch. CTV Toronto’s Tom Brown will be there to meet the kids, deliver the weather, and prepare viewers for the next leg of the Olympic Torch Relay.
The Olympic Torch Relay will be celebrated with performances by local, national, and international artists at Nathan Phillips Square. Toronto’s final torchbearer, Olympic Games medallist Vicky Sunohara, will carry the torch into the celebration to light the community cauldron. 
After the cauldron is lit, the party continues at Nathan Phillips Square and CP24 will stay with the festivities, including an amazing fireworks display.

Every second of the Olympic Torch Relay is streamed live online at and, the official websites of Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. CP24 will also air this footage live all day while the Olympic Torch is in Toronto; the footage will appear on CP24 in one of the boxes usually dedicated to traffic.

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