Everything you need to know about the Raptors championship parade next week

Jun 14 2019, 11:17 pm

The Toronto Raptors just won their first-ever NBA championship.

And to celebrate Thursday night’s victory over defending champs the Golden State Warriors, the City of Toronto will be hosting a downtown parade and fan rally at Nathan Phillips Square on Monday, June 17.

According to MLSE, the parade will depart from the Princes’ Gates, located at 11 Princes’ Boulevard, at 10 am, before proceeding east on Lakeshore Boulevard to York Street, north on York Street and north on University Avenue before entering Nathan Phillips Square via Queen Street for a celebration rally from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

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“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,” Masai Ujiri said. “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.”

The championship parade will feature open-air double decker buses carrying the team with the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy before arriving at Nathan Phillips Square for the fan rally, which expects to have a large crowd prior to the parade’s arrival.

MLSE is reminding fans are to dress according to the weather and “to wear their Raptors colours proudly.”

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“We are so proud of our Toronto Raptors and this history-making Finals run. On Monday, we get to come together as a city to celebrate the team,” said Mayor John Tory.

“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!”

Toronto Raptors NBA Championship Parade – Monday, June 17

10 am – Parade departs Princes’ Gates (gateway at Exhibition Place)
12:30 pm – Parade arrives at Toronto City Hall (Nathan Phillips Square)
12:30 to 1:30 pm – Championship celebration at Nathan Phillips Square

Parade Route

Parade departs Princes’ Gate – 10 am
East on Lakeshore Boulevard to York Street
North on York Street
North on University Avenue
Enter Nathan Phillips Square via Queen Street – 12:30 pm

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