Published: Tue, June 18, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Toronto Raptors Celebrate Historic NBA Win With Downtown Parade

Toronto Raptors Celebrate Historic NBA Win With Downtown Parade

The procession will then briefly travel east on Queen Street and end at Nathan Phillips Square outside Toronto's city hall.

Several people were reportedly transported to hospital including a police officer who was caught in the stampede. All of the injuries are considered non-life-threatening, he said. Two suspects were arrested and firearms recovered, police said.

Bay Street between Dundas Street and Richmond Street West.

The gunfire set off panic at the massive celebration.

Four people have also reportedly been taken to the hospital due to two separate stabbing incidents that happened during the parade.

"I expect we'll have Canada's most talented team ever, with most of our NBA players proudly representing their country", Glen Grunwald, president and CEO of Canada Basketball said in May.

"I just grabbed my buddies' hands and ran, " he said.

"It didn't stop, everyone kept falling". "Thank you Toronto, thank you Canada for the support, we did it", he said. "So we would all love for him to be back". "That's when 'we realized we have to leave the arena this second'".

Andrew Singh said he heard what appeared to be gunshots before people started scrambling. "A mother and her child were there, just nine or 10 years old".

On Sunday, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse praised his point guard for his unwavering leadership, and said that he has never seen anyone play as hard as Lowry.

Shoes, backpacks and cell phones could be seen scattered on the ground following the chaos.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was on stage for the celebration, remained seated along with all the Raptors players and personnel.

During a speech from one of the team owners, the host of the rally interrupted the proceedings to alert the crowd to an emergency and asked for calm.

When the rally eventually finished, the crowd dispersed normally.

"I don't really know, " Nurse said. The parade celebrating this huge accomplishment is happening today, which means one thing: tailgate party.

Tory, the mayor, thanked police for their quick response.

"When the Raptors had their home opener on Halloween many years ago I decided to make this", said Mark, who stood outside Exhibition Place's Princes' Gates, where the parade will begin, waving a giant championship flag.

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