On Monday, the Toronto Raptors celebrated their NBA Finals win over the Golden State Warriors.
Below are updates from the historic event. All times listed are local to Toronto.
Live updates from the Raptors' championship parade
4:16 p.m. - If you were awaiting confirmation that Kawhi Leonard is indeed a fun guy, he finished his speech by imitating his laugh before the season that went viral, and his teammates lost it.
KAWHI IS A FUN GUY pic.twitter.com/TatuxhAH1t- Board Man Gets Paid (@cjzero) June 17, 2019
4:11 p.m. - The Raptors are staying on brand. Pascal Siakam started a "Spicy P" chant and Serge Ibaka opened his speech by asking the crowd how hungry they are.
🗣"SPICY P"@pskills43 gets the crowd going at the @Raptors parade! pic.twitter.com/ArUKAHurNM- NBA TV (@NBATV) June 17, 2019
4:10 p.m. - Fred VanVleet to the crowd, via Josh Lewenberg of TSN: "You kill us when we lose. You killed us when we got swept. So you better celebrate this s- for the rest of the summer. We delivered."
3:46 p.m. - Kawhi Leonard received the keys to the city from Toronto Mayor John Tory. Tory also announced that part of Bremner will be renamed "Raptors Way."
Toronto Mayor @JohnTory presents Kawhi & the @Raptors with a key to the city! #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/2wq1wd9PGb- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) June 17, 2019
3:43 p.m. - As expected, Kawhi Leonard received quite the reception from the crowd when he was introduced.
THE MVP IS IN THE HOUSE🏠🏆#WeTheNorthDay | @raptors pic.twitter.com/kIb6EbAyP3- Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 17, 2019
So did Kyle Lowry, who was introduced just before Leonard.
Toronto gets LOUD for @Klow7 🙌👑- Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 17, 2019
Watch live parade coverage here 👇https://t.co/VhkuUY9Y8c#WeTheNorthDay | @Raptors pic.twitter.com/jJo5mmlBfE
3:27 p.m. - Here we go. The celebration rally is now starting.
3:16 p.m. - At long last, the Raptors are starting to arrive at Nathan Phillips Square.
2:47 p.m. - Another incredible photo by Frank Gunn of The Canadian Press, this time of Kyle Lowry:
Print it. Frame it. Tattoo it. Whatever you do, you need this photo in your life 😍😍- Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 17, 2019
📸: @frankgunnphoto / Canadian Press pic.twitter.com/2likO6WKEO
2:41 p.m. - Nobody is having more fun than Marc Gasol right now.
Marc Gasol and ALL OF TORONTO on another level #WeTheNorthDay | @Raptors pic.twitter.com/izveBTu9Gg- Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 17, 2019
2:25 p.m. - The moment everyone is waiting for is almost here. After close to five hours, the Raptors are nearing Nathan Phillips Square.
Before their arrival, the crowd at Nathan Phillips Square came together to sing "O Canada."
The Toronto crowd comes together for a rendition of "O Canada!" 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/uMza8YkDma- NBA TV (@NBATV) June 17, 2019
1:39 p.m. - Another update on the size of the crowd. This one might be the craziest yet.
.@Raptors fans as far as the eye can see 😍😍#WeTheNorthDay | @Raptors pic.twitter.com/xV9Krajggt- Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 17, 2019
1:28 p.m. - This is quite the photo of Kawhi Leonard, taken by Frank Gunn of The Canadian Press:
.@Raptors @kawhileonard celebrates during the parade. #wethenorth #wethenorthday #toronto pic.twitter.com/dp1FoOSMdf- Frank Gunn (@frankgunnphoto) June 17, 2019
1:14 p.m. - Kyle Lowry weighs in on Kawhi Leonard's impending free agency, much to the delight of the crowd.
Crowd to Kawhi: ONE MORE YEAR- Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) June 17, 2019
Kyle Lowry to crowd: FIVE MORE YEARS pic.twitter.com/rYImiYzVTv
12:59 p.m. - Nobody is safe from Norman Powell's champagne showers.
Norman Powell giving out champagne showers at the @Raptors championship parade. 🍾😂 pic.twitter.com/SkKvLKHU39- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 17, 2019
12:21 p.m. - Kyle Lowry is impressed with the support as well: "This is why we wanted to win a championship," he said on the broadcast. "This is unbelievable. And we ain't even close to being done."
12:02 p.m. - Kawhi Leonard is impressed with the support Raptors fans are showing: "It's amazing," he said on the broadcast. "Everyone is out. I believe nobody went in to work today ... Look at it, it's crazy."
It looks like he's having fun, too.
Fun guy Kawhi pic.twitter.com/1pVaYmyWR4- The Crossover (@TheCrossover) June 17, 2019
11:58 a.m. - According to the broadcast, the Raptors are about halfway to Nathan Phillips Square, so the expected arrival time of 12:30 p.m. is looking like a long shot at this point.
11:50 a.m. - There has been no shortage of MVP chants for Kawhi Leonard as the Raptors continue to make their way to Nathan Phillips Square.
Board Man vibing the MVP chants 🏆- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 17, 2019
(via @NBA) pic.twitter.com/XeBoGvgZGr
11:29 a.m. - Hall of Famer Steve Nash, who grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, congratulates the Raptors on their championship and says he couldn't be prouder of how "far the game has grown in our incredible country."
Big Big Congrats to the @Raptors and Canada for winning the @NBA championship. So many longstanding relationships with people deeply involved. Couldn't be prouder of far the game has grown in our incredible country. Enjoy the parade! 🇨🇦🍾🇨🇦🥂🇨🇦🍾🇨🇦- Steve Nash (@SteveNash) June 17, 2019
11:13 a.m. - While a Kawhi Leonard lookalike continues to roam the streets of Toronto, the real Kawhi Leonard is snapping photos with his Finals MVP trophy and Drake.
Klaw ✖️ 6 God- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 17, 2019
(via @NBA) pic.twitter.com/Fb2uHUYlRH
10:57 a.m. - An update on the size of the crowd:
#WeTheNorth 🏆🎉 pic.twitter.com/wUCCfJJj2s- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) June 17, 2019
10:52 a.m. - A Kawhi Leonard lookalike is making his way through the crowds, signing autographs and taking pictures.
Fake Kawhi is taking photos and signing autographs at the parade 🤣- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 17, 2019
(via @blogTO) pic.twitter.com/JLyeWzuqou
10:30 a.m. - Drake has joined Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry on their bus.
Drake celebrating with Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet 🍾 pic.twitter.com/S1XjQGfVMY- ESPN (@espn) June 17, 2019
10:20 a.m. - As for Kawhi Leonard, he's wearing a "Board Man Gets Paid" shirt.
Fun Guy mood. pic.twitter.com/Cs5dvqygQh- NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 17, 2019
Meanwhile, someone at Nathan Phillips Square made a "Board Man Gets Parade" sign. Well done.
Great sign. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/BVCilXFDRL- J.E. Skeets (@jeskeets) June 17, 2019
10:03 a.m. - Kyle Lowry is rocking a Damon Stoudamire jersey. As Josh Lewenberg of TSN noted , Stoudamire was Toronto's first-ever draft pick. He was also a teammate of Lowry's on the Memphis Grizzlies.
Kyle Lowry out here rocking a Damon Stoudamire jersey 👀 pic.twitter.com/xJNlOs0Cxm- TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 17, 2019
9:56 a.m. - If you can't make it to the parade, you can watch it live on the Raptors Mobile App. Click here for details on how to download it.
9:39 a.m. - Danny Green is trying out a new look for the parade.
.@DGreen_14: Cool guy pic.twitter.com/NrclWxs1yX- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 17, 2019
9:35 a.m. - You think Raptors fans are excited?
Wow! #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/iXlK3mvYWA- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 17, 2019