RAPTORS, FANS TO CELEBRATE NBA CHAMPIONS WITH PARADE, RALLY MONDAY
Jun 14, 2019
By Bob Komsic
Everyone loves a parade so here you go.
It will get underway at 10 a.m. Monday at the Princes’ Gates at Exhibition Place with Raptors players, team members and the Larry O’Brien trophy riding open-air double decker buses east along Lake Shore Boulevard, north on York Street and University, east on Queen Street to Nathan Phillips Square where they’ll arrive by about 12:30 p.m.
An hour-long rally will follow.
Since a large crowd’s expected there, a viewing party will also take place near the start of the parade at Coronation Park just outside the Princes’ Gates.
”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,” said Raptors President Masai Ujiri in a news release announcing the plans.
”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.”
Mayor John Tory’s hoping employers will be in the spirit.
”So all you employers out there: please let people celebrate. How often does this happen?”
Environment Canada is now calling for a mix of sun and cloud Monday with a 30% chance of showers and a high of 21.