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Raptors parade partying

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Raptors parade partying

Anyone have an idea if downtown is going to be lit Sunday night before the Monday parade or will it be more crazy post-parade into late Monday night?

I was going to take Monday morning off from work but I'm thinkin the city will party into Monday night so maybe taking off work on Tues is better...
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skwigglyline wrote: Anyone have an idea if downtown is going to be lit Sunday night before the Monday parade or will it be more crazy post-parade into late Monday night?

I was going to take Monday morning off from work but I'm thinkin the city will party into Monday night so maybe taking off work on Tues is better...
People will party during monday afternoon... maybe some fun after but no late night partying, that only happens the day a team wins...
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which subway location is recommended and also close to the parade route ? we are coming with our 4yr old and 9yr old ..
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Mayoo wrote: which subway location is recommended and also close to the parade route ? we are coming with our 4yr old and 9yr old ..
https://www.google.com/amp/s/adequatema ... 771318/amp

Don't mean to be a buzz kill but give the article a read. Not that I'm saying you shouldn't and it can't be done but this provides some insight on what you can expect.
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What is everyone doing tmr? Lining up enroute or going straight for Nathan Phillips? How early should I get down if I want to go to Nathan Phillips..
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Mayoo wrote: which subway location is recommended and also close to the parade route ? we are coming with our 4yr old and 9yr old ..
This is the first time this ever happened. No one knows. Its probably going to be packed everywhere you go.

If you are coming from Brampton, I would assume its better to just leave your car at a GO station and take the train to Union. Maybe go to King station and take a bus.

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Anyone have any idea how packed Nathan Philips Sq is now?? Is there already a huge crowd? I have to drop my son off at daycare at 8:30am then I will GO train it down from Richmond Hill with 1 yr old and hubby. We should arrive by 9:30 into downtown core if no delays, but then if we get there at 9:30, we'll have to wait until 12ish until we see any action.

Sigh... if I had no kids, I'd be waiting right now by the stage :(
Why couldn't they win the champion few years ago when I had no kids :(
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kevindurant1 wrote: This is the first time this ever happened. No one knows. Its probably going to be packed everywhere you go.

If you are coming from Brampton, I would assume its better to just leave your car at a GO station and take the train to Union. Maybe go to King station and take a bus.

Once in a lifetime experience. Its worth it.
Heading to 407 and Jane new TTC line and going to park there at 7AM and take the TTC to St.Andrew to arrive around 8AM... God Bless us
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Didi_beee wrote: Anyone have any idea how packed Nathan Philips Sq is now?? Is there already a huge crowd? I have to drop my son off at daycare at 8:30am then I will GO train it down from Richmond Hill with 1 yr old and hubby. We should arrive by 9:30 into downtown core if no delays, but then if we get there at 9:30, we'll have to wait until 12ish until we see any action.

Sigh... if I had no kids, I'd be waiting right now by the stage :(
Why couldn't they win the champion few years ago when I had no kids :(
Good luck... the place will be super packed by 9:30am...and taking a one year old too... oof good luck lol
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I think it might be packed cause it was packed at the airport when they came back early in the morning!

It may be a once in a lifetime thing so might be worth it! I can go check how packed it is right now and maybe take some pics

edit: Yup people are already there, lots of families with kids too, it's gonna be amazing!

https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba ... ip-parade/
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l1197493 wrote: I think it might be packed cause it was packed at the airport when they came back early in the morning!

It may be a once in a lifetime thing so might be worth it! I can go check how packed it is right now and maybe take some pics

edit: Yup people are already there, lots of families with kids too, it's gonna be amazing!

https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba ... ip-parade/
Damn... thanks for the clip.

I’m so sad... guess I’ll play it safe and find somewhere else to view it. My pvr is broken, I can’t even record it. I want to see the event on broadcast. I know it is live streamed, but will it be available on te internet afterwards?
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Watching the morning news now to try to figure out where to go first. We can't decide whether to start at the beginning of the parade by the Ex or park our asses near Nathan Phillips Square? I live downtown and will leave my place around 7:30am.

Definitely not for the faint-hearted. Let's see the numbers at noon and find out if it really hits the 2 million people mark?
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Is following the float from the ex a good idea,? Lol
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Crowd at Nathan Philips looks half full for the sq. Mayor Tory is already there.
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ahlong wrote: Is following the float from the ex a good idea,? Lol
As long as you're on a bicycle. I was going to do that. By the time you get to Nathan Square, it'll be jammed pack probably can't see the stage.

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