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Raptors followers will get an opportunity to have a good time with the world champion staff on Monday in downtown Toronto at a victory parade, which can finish with an hour-long “fan rally.”
“This means so much to our city and to many in Canada, and we are looking forward to showing everyone the Larry O’Brien trophy on Monday,” stated staff president Masai Ujiri in a press launch. “Bringing the NBA Championship to Toronto is the realization of a goal for our team and for our players and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate together with our fans.”
- Watch the parade stay at 10 a.m. ET Monday, on Internet, CP24, Internet Information Channel and TSN
The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors, 114-110, in Sport 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday evening.
The championship parade will start at 10 a.m. from Princes’ Gates at Exhibition Place, when the staff will hoist the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy on “open-air double decker buses.”
Over two and a half hours, the buses will transfer slowly alongside downtown streets to the Nathan Phillips Sq., the big city plaza in entrance of Toronto Metropolis Corridor. Massive crowds are anticipated to congregate forward of the parade, and in efforts to alleviate congestions, a separate “viewing party” shall be held a number of kilometres away at a lakefront park.
“We are so proud of our Toronto Raptors and this history-making Finals run,” said Mayor John Tory in the news release. “On Monday, we get to come together as a city to celebrate the team. Everyone is working together to make sure the parade will be a great and memorable event. On behalf of the residents of Toronto, I want to congratulate and thank the players, coaches and the entire Toronto Raptors organization for bringing home our city’s first NBA championship!”