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The Toronto Raptors won their first ever NBA Championship in 2019 and Toronto just couldn’t get enough. From murals to giant flags, exhibits and a record breaking victory parade, we take a look at some of the Raptors love that swept the city. (
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Raptors Eastern Conference Champions logo chalk art by #WHATSVICTORUPTO A giant billboard at Yonge-Dundas Square during 88GLAM at NXNE shows a McDonald’s ad celebrating the Toronto Raptors’ first NBA Championship. Raptors Championship Parade. Bus #1 with Serge Ibaka, Jodie Meeks and Malcolm Miller Art Of The North was a pop up art exhibit that featured 100 pieces of Toronto Raptors inspired art created by 40 international and local artists. If You Start Something, Man You Finish It! Mural by @artofphade x @bubzart featuring Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry celebrating with the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy after the Toronto Raptors won game 6 of the NBA finals against the Golden State Warriors, clinching their first championship title. Benzo rallies the crowd while sporting Toronto Raptors NBA championship gear as k-os closes the show and leaves the stage at Urbani_T Peace To The Past, Reach For The Future. The 18-foot monument by Brian Espiritu and Esmaa Mohamoud debuted at Nuit Blanche in celebration of the Toronto Raptors’ 25th anniversary before moving to Jurassic Park for the 2019-2020 NBA season. Raptors Fans display their love with Lego Art at The Brick Bar Pop-up Toronto Raptors’ Marc Gasol at a Toronto FC Pre-Match Rally Kawhi Leonard’s memorable quadruple rim-bouncing buzzer beater in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers was celebrated on repeat, played on a secret screen in The Funhouse. Game-worn sneakers from Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Serge Ibaka, Marc Gasol, Norman Powell and Fred VanVleet during the 2019 NBA playoffs at The Bata Shoe Museum Starting 5 Mural-The third 30′ tall vinyl mural featuring the starting line-up for the Toronto Raptors Giant ‘We the North’ flags for the Toronto Raptors were raised to the rafters at the Eaton Centre ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Bursting with love, pride, excitement, and euphoria, fans all over the city took to the streets to celebrate and show their support after the Toronto Raptors’ historic game 6 win in Oakland during the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Larger than life-sized Kawhi Leonard and Fred VanVleet art installations by Ghostface Adam
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