The latest from the Raptors parade in Toronto


TORONTO — 9:45 a.m.

Thousands of Raptors fans have packed the route of the parade celebrating the Toronto team’s NBA championship win.

The basketball team clinched the title on Thursday, becoming the first NBA franchise outside the U.S. to win the Finals.

The parade is set to start at fair grounds by Toronto’s lakefront and end at a public square outside city hall.

Players will be riding in open top double-decker buses, along with the families, coaches and team executives.


The Canadian Press