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SportHuge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors parade

19:31  17 june  2019
19:31  17 june  2019 Source:   ap.org

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+ The excitement in Toronto isn’t over yet as the city has planned a victory parade and fan rally to celebrate the Raptors ‘ NBA Championship title for Monday. Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) said in a news release that the parade is set to start at 10 a.m. at the Princes’ Gates

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Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors parade
Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors parade
Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors parade

TORONTO (AP) -- Jubilant Raptors fans decked out in team gear are jamming downtown Toronto for a parade for the NBA champions.

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Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka, left, guard Kyle Lowry, center, and guard Danny Green, third from So instead of rain gear, fans will want to pack a hat and sunglasses before heading off to the parade . The city of Toronto said it anticipates " huge crowds " to gather downtown for the festivities.

Toronto ’s cops have been spending the weekend planning for the tremendous crowds that will flood into downtown Monday to celebrate the Raptors ’ NBA victory, says police spokesman Allison Sparkes. She said Sunday they’ve been working with the city, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE)

Crowds packed the route and the square outside City Hall where the march is to end in the afternoon. Fans, many skipping school and work, filled the streets and subways as early as 7 a.m.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to attend briefly. Mayor John Tory declared Monday ''We The North Day'' in Toronto, after the NBA champions' slogan.

Some 1.5 million are expected to be at the parade. The Raptors are traveling in open-air double-decker buses with the NBA championship trophy.

Star guard Kyle Lowry, the team's longest-serving member, said on Twitter: ''Grandma I know you front row already!!''

The last time the city held a sports celebration of this magnitude was after the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993.

Related slideshow: Raptors' championship parade (provided by imagn)

Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors parade

Toronto police seek 4th person in Raptors rally shooting.
Police are looking for a fourth person and haven't recovered the gun involved in a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors that wounded four people and sent thousands fleeing, authorities said Tuesday. Toronto Police Chief Marc Saunders said they are looking for a male who was wearing a white button down T-shirt at Monday's shooting at city hall square, less than a block from where the players and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage. Police arrested three people who are now facing firearm charges, but the shell casings at the scene didn't match two guns seized. Droves of Raptors fans stampeded from the site.

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