The closing ceremony took place on Sunday July 26, 2015, beginning at 8:00 . EDT at the Pan Am Dome in Toronto.  The closing ceremony was produced and directed jointly by B5C Productions, BaAM Productions and FiveCurrents,  in association with Live Nation .  American rapper and music producer Kanye West was chosen as the headliner for the closing ceremony, although the decision was met with public backlash and spurred an online petition was formed calling for West's removal from the ceremony. Other performers included Pitbull and Serena Ryder .