Toronto's Pan Am Sports Medals Include a Tactile Writing System

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 4, 2015
References: toronto2015.org & thestar
With Toronto's Pan Am Games just months away, the design of the bronze, silver and gold sports medals have finally been released.

Designed by Christi Belcourt and produced in Canada's capital by the Royal Canadian Mint, the medals feature an asymmetrical design that's representative of the many countries that are coming together to compete in this event. Sourcing from the diversity of Toronto as inspiration, the metals feature a printed technique that is reminiscent of the way ancient swords were forged in Japan. One of the most notable elements of the 350 gram medals is the inclusion of braille writing on the back, ensuring all are able to enjoy a win. Thousands of athletes who compete in these summer sports will be awarded these rich tactile prize medals.