After dubbing today, June 17, “We The North Day,” Mayor John Tory has publicly encouraged employers to let their employees skip work to watch the Raptors parade.
And a handful have followed suit.
In an interview with CP24, Tory said that he had learned of a law firm where so many staff were planning to watch the parade, management decided to simply close the office for the day.
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Additionally, Sobeys’ has given their Toronto office employees a paid day off to attend victory parade. Grocery store and warehouse employees across the city have been chosen by management to go out and enjoy the party, too.
According to Twitter, there are plenty of businesses getting into the spirit by giving staff the all-clear to cut loose on a Monday morning.
My workplace in Toronto sent an email inviting all employees to skip work and attend the Raptors parade. Although I’m out of town today, I’m sending love and support to the best team and fans in the world. 💗 #WeTheNorth #WeTheNorthDay #TorontoRaptors #NBAchamps
— Spin Spin Sugah (@BlondAmbitionTO) June 17, 2019
So I was gonna skip work Monday and go to the raptors parade, but then I found out that my workplace is taking us instead and we get a whole days pay.
— Thísìv (@thisivv) June 14, 2019
got permission from my work to go to the raptors parade. umm is anyone on here going and want to link up??
— eva (@juliesjohnstons) June 17, 2019
2 hour lunch, so we can join the @Raptors parade? Thank you, work!!
— Catherine (@Cathahmaran) June 17, 2019
As Tory notes in his interview, those that get to enjoy the celebrations are likely to work harder when they get back to the office.
So it’s a win-win… win.
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