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SportsRaptors expect up to 2 million people to attend victory parade

23:00  16 june  2019
23:00  16 june  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Raptors to hold championship parade Monday

Raptors to hold championship parade Monday After years of local jokes about "planning parade routes," the Toronto Raptors will give their city a championship procession on Monday. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. near the Raptors' OVO Athletic Centre and proceed east on Lake Shore Boulevard into the downtown core - ultimately ending outside Toronto's iconic City Hall, according to CP24's Stephanie Smyth. Toronto claimed its first NBA championship Thursday night with a Game 6 Finals victory in Oakland over the Warriors. It's the city's first "big four" professional sports title since the 1993 Blue Jays. Copyright © 2019 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Raptors expect up to 2 million people to attend victory parade © Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors are preparing for a truly massive crowd to attend the victory parade celebrating their first NBA title.

The parade is planned for Monday, and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment is getting ready for a huge event. MLSE Head of Community Affairs and Events Mike Bartlett told Chris Fox of CP24 that he could estimate between 1.5 and 2 million attendees.

Bartlett promised to deliver the “biggest party Toronto has ever seen” on Monday, culminating in a rally at 12:30 p.m. ET. Players will be carried along the parade route in double-decker buses.

Considering the lines and crowds that Jurassic Park attracted during the team’s playoff run, it’s easy to see how they could come by such a crowd estimate. The scenes in Toronto are going to be very wild on Monday morning.

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Police release images of man wanted for stabbings at Raptors' victory parade.
"The man produced a knife and stabbed three men and a boy," police said in a news release. "He then fled the area." © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Toronto police released security camera images of a man wanted for a quadruple stabbing near Yonge and Dundas Square on Monday during the Raptors' victory parade. The four victims were taken to a hospital for treatment, where they remain in serious condition. The man is described as being in his mid-20s, with a medium build. He was wearing a black sweater, black pants and a black head covering, according to police.

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