Streets Closed as Toronto Fans Prepare for Thunderous Celebration

Posted Monday, 10 June 2019 14:16
Streets Closed as Toronto Fans Prepare for Thunderous Celebration

The Raptors are one win away from their first ever NBA Title! Can they do it? The city of Toronto certainly believe so!

From CP24:

Officials are encouraging members of the public to leave the car at home on Monday night and consider taking public transit, cycling, or walking to their destination instead. There will be additional TTC service on Monday night to transport people in and out of the downtown core, including five more trains and 25 additional buses before and after the game, which begins at 9 p.m.

“Toronto, and the entire country, is rooting for our Raptors. I'm encouraging all residents who are attending NBA Finals festivities to use the TTC and to keep cheering on our team responsibly,” Mayor John Tory said in a written statement Sunday.

“I've been assured that police, TTC, city staff and MLSE have plans in place that will keep the public safe and allow everyone to share in the fun." The Raptors currently lead the Golden State Warriors 3-1 in the series and could become NBA champions with a win on Monday night.

Venues across the city will be hosting viewing parties for the historic game, including some Cineplex theatres. Despite requests, a spokesperson for the Blue Jays issued a statement Sunday saying there will be no screening of Game 5 at the Rogers Centre on Monday night. 

"The Toronto Blue Jays are rooting hard for the Raptors to bring home a championship. We are fans too, swept up in the unbelievable wave of pride and emotion pulsing throughout the GTA and across Canada," the statement read.

"We considered hosting a viewing party, but in consultation with the city, ultimately determined that all of the focus and necessary city resources should be dedicated to the arena and Jurassic Park, to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all Toronto fans. We cannot wait to cheer on the Raptors as they continue their historic run." 

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