Huge crowds gathering in downtown Toronto for Raptors parade, rally

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Fans are being encouraged to wear any Raptors-related gear for the day.

In addition to the Raptors championship parade scheduled to last almost four hours throughout the city of Toronto on June 17, the city's Mayor, John Tory, took to Twitter to share a proclamation that the date will now be known as "We The North Day", an ode to the Raptors rallying cry that exemplifies the pride of the entire nation of Canada.

First responders attended to an injured person after shots were fired during the Toronto Raptors NBA Championship victory celebration near Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto on Monday, June 17, 2019. But for the Spurs fans who are still angry about the man's trade demand, is it too much to ask to just let bygones be bygones? The historic win is a first in the franchise's 24-year history.

Fans of the Toronto Raptors will fill the streets of downtown Toronto on Monday, as the 2019 National Basketball Association champions hoist the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.

"I don't think there's any other player of his caliber right now in the NBA, " Gasol said. "I told them that one day their children will ask about where they were during the parade and to tell them that the awesome Miss Latchford put the parade on for them in class!", one educational assistant tweeted.

Raptors play-by-play announcer Matt Devlin, speaking from the stage, confirmed there was an emergency taking place and urged fans to stay calm. Current Premier Doug Ford has said he intends to watch this event with the masses.

The star of this year's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors was without a doubt Kawhi Leonard.

Fans gather at Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall during the Toronto Raptors championship parade.

John Moreira called in sick to work so he could be part of Toronto's first celebration of this magnitude since the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993.

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