Warriors take out full-page ad in newspaper to congratulate Raptors

Bessie Dean
June 18, 2019

Large stretches of downtown Toronto turned into a sea of red and black that stretched for kilometres on Monday as Raptors fans turned out in droves to celebrate the newly crowned National Basketball Association champions, raising safety concerns as officials urged supporters to watch the festivities from afar.

Police say two people have been injured and two others are in custody following a shooting in Nathan Phillips Square during the Raptors NBA Championship fan rally.

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Nicolas Caramanna, 21, said the crowd started to get rowdy shortly after he arrived at 9 a.m.

As Tory talked about Leonard, fans bellowed "Stay, stay, stay".

Moments after the team emerged on stage during a rally at the end of a victory parade, the sound of gunfire sent dozens of panicked supporters running from the one end of Nathan Phillips Square, grabbing friends and children as they fled. His press secretary said Ford wants the day to be about the fans and players, not politicians. Dressed in his now-famous black-and-gold Raptors blazer, the mayor urged all fans to come celebrate the team's historic win. Ujiri, who was not available Sunday, is expected to speak at Monday's parade, which will finish in the square outside Toronto's city hall. It's also the first major sports title Toronto has captured in over a quarter-century when the Blue Jays won the 1993 World Series. If not, how will you be celebrating today?

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