Paradegoers who joined in on today’s massive celebrations seemed to forget that picking up after themselves is important.
Images showing piles of trash along the parade route were shared on social media.
— Oliver Hierlihy (@ohierlihy) June 17, 2019
it is really upsetting to see so much litter in garden beds/streets/parks as a result of today’s #RaptorParade . If you can’t pick up after yourself you’re trash. Use a bin!!! this is disgusting and infuriating and so disrespectful to Toronto and those who live here. pic.twitter.com/YfmKnHejMT
— al pal (@alp4l_) June 17, 2019
— Anam Sivia (@anamjit) June 17, 2019
And people were definitely not happy about the trashy aftermath.
Do I’m a cynic. Here’s my takeaway from watching the Raptors parade: people in Toronto are pigs. Pick up your garbage and take it with you. Dispose of it. Don’t leave it on the streets
— MrsSteak (@MrsSteak) June 17, 2019
Loved the energy at the parade. But people please god damn pick up your own garbage. You can have fun and be civilized at the same time. #RaptorsParade
— Zain Munir Patel (@zafateniac) June 17, 2019
oh man I’m leaving work now in the aftermath of the parade and the streets are just completely covered in garbage and wrecked cars
— ☆ri @ julius biscotti owes me 10 pcs of chicken (@driftingstars) June 17, 2019
Long shot…but it’d be super cool if every person picked up a piece of garbage or water bottle on the ground & disposed of it on their way home from the celebrations.
It’s looking pretty messy. #garbage #CleanUp #trash #Recycle #Toronto #Parade pic.twitter.com/y1XDBxRcdO
— Amanda McCafferty (@CTMsAmanda) June 17, 2019
— Emily (@napemily) June 17, 2019
Yeah let’s just trash the entire city with garbage cause that’s Canadian right? -.- #RaptorsParade
— Yash Kadaru (@YashsWay) June 17, 2019
Hoooo my goodness people sure did leave a lot of trash around that raptor’s parade. Looks like an incredibly inhabited wasteland out there
— Jacqui Komarniski (@jkomarni03) June 17, 2019
The parade, which began at Princes’ Boulevard at 10 am, continued along Lakeshore, York Street and University Avenue before finishing up at Nathan Phillips Square.
The City of Toronto has not announced the official number of people in attendance it’s estimated that nearly 2 million flooded the streets to cheer on the championship team.
While the day began with jubilation, a shooting in the midst of the celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto left four people with injuries, according to police.
-With files from Kayla Gladysz and Eric Zimmer.