The Toronto Raptors may have captured their first NBA Championship in franchise history on Thursday, but the party is truly just getting started. Starting at 10 a.m. on Monday morning a "We the North" parade will begin storming through the streets of Toronto. And if you think that their zealous fans ran out of gas during the Raptors historic playoff run, you're dead wrong. Hundreds of fans were already lining up by late Sunday night:
And just an hour before go-time, the streets of Toronto were overflowing with thousands of devotees chanting, "Let's go Raptors!"
Folks, you literally couldn't see the ground even if you tried.
According to a Raptors statement, the parade will begin at the Princes' Gates at Exhibition Place, then head to Lake Shore Boulevard, York Street and University Avenue before ending in Nathan Phillips Square.
One Raptors fan was able to get off work, but some of his friends weren't so lucky. So, what did they resort to? Wearing the classic glasses-fake nose disguise to dodge being recognized by their bosses.
Now that's what we call dedication.
Enjoy this one, Toronto. It's been a long time coming.