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Today was the day of the parade to celebrate the Raptors NBA Championship win.  Today was the day that downtown was immobilized.  Like many of the thousands (millions) of people, I couldn’t get anywhere near the parade.   I also couldn’t get into Nathan Phillips Square,  the end point of the parade.  I am not sure I wanted to!  Too crowded.  Besides, walking around the periphery of Nathan Phillips Square still gave me a plethora of opportunities to take lots of pictures of people out celebrating.

a man in white t shirt and black shorts stands on top of a bus shelter, he has just removed the cork from a bottle of champagne, and the champagne has begun to flow from the bottle

Raptors fans, parade day, a group of kids with a hand made sign that says we the champs with pasted on pictures of raptors symbols

Raptors fans celebrating team's NBA championship, parade day in Toronto, , a woman wearing a cardboard red and white crown that says King of the north on it, she's walking through a crowd

Raptors fans celebrating team's NBA championship, parade day in Toronto,three kids on top of a police car, watching the Raptors parade

below: Bay Street was one of the many streets that were closed.  Two large screens showed footage of the parade as it progressed.  In this photo, you can see a sea of red at the Prince’s gates, the entrance to the Exhibition grounds.

street closed, lots of people, large video screen

below: A larger picture of the screen.  This photo was taken at 10:49 a.m.   The parade was supposed to start at 10 a.m.  I am not sure what time it arrived at Nathan Phillips Square, I was already long gone by the time it did.

a large video screen shows progress of a parade, crowds watching it

Raptors championship parade day, , young men sitting on the fence in front of Osgoode Hall

Raptors fans celebrating team's NBA championship, parade day in Toronto, a woman poses in front of a truck decorated with Raptors players pictures.

Raptors fans, parade day, sitting on street and sidewalk, watching a video screen showing the parade as it makes its way towards Nathan Philips Square

a man in a we the north t shirt carries a we the north flag

a man in black fedora andred jacket with raptors symbols all over it, and a t shirt that says Mayor of Jurassic Park, leans against a tw truck, head down, not smiling

people sitting on top of structures and buildings in front of city hall, Raptors fans celebrating

Raptors fans, parade day, leaning against the side of truck decorated with larger than life size pictures of Raptors players

Raptors championship parade day, , fans have filled the back of a dump truck and some are sitting on top of the cab, viewing the parade, one has a Canadian flag with We the north written on it in black

Raptors fans celebrating team's NBA championship, parade day in Toronto, people milloing around, one young woman sits in front frowning and not looking very happy

raptors fans with we the north banner and canadian flag sitting on top of entrance to parking lot

a man in purple and white Raptors colours holds a we the north black and white flag across the back of his shoulder as he talks to people

Raptors championship parade day, , a young boy sits up high on the Osgoode Hall fence, beside a light, his father is close by

Raptors fans celebrating team's NBA championship, parade day in Toronto, a girl with red and white streamers on her head, dressed all in red, and holding a Canadian flag

Raptors championship parade day, , young men sitting on the fence in front of Osgoode Hall

raptors fans sitting on top of a parking garage entrance, by their feet is a yellow sign that says maximum clearance

Raptors fans celebrating team's NBA championship, parade day in Toronto, people sitting on a concrete barrier

Raptors fans celebrating team's NBA championship, parade day in Toronto, a girl stands behind and leans on a yellow metal barricade

Raptors championship parade day, , some of the fans are watching from iside a bus shelter

Raptors fans, parade day, a man with a bottle of white wine, and a large potted palm plant, standing in front of a truck, a large red RAptors fly is being held behind him

Raptors championship parade day, , a father carries his son, a boy with curlyhair and black glasses

man wearing a black t shirt with 6 ix on the back, walking past a man in red basbeall cap and sunglasses, with black beard

Raptors fans, parade day, a man wedged between stone wall and bus shelter, as he tries to get higher over the heads of the crowd, a womn passes by

Raptors championship parade day, , boy on father's shoulders, Bay street, crowds

below: Red for Manchester United as well!

Raptors championship parade day, , women and men in the corwd

Raptors fans, parade day, three boys sitting, looking tired and bored, in Raptors T shirts and baseball hats

Raptors fans, parade day, muslim women in head scarves and one woman in long flowery dress

Raptors fans, parade day, two men sitting beside truck decorated with large than life pictures of Raptors players

Raptors fans, parade day, men leaning against a raingin beside city hall, with a wine bottle behind them

It would be fun to write a post about the winning ways of the Blue Jays and up until two days ago I could have.  After a great ending to the baseball season, the Blue Jays entered the playoffs with back to back afternoon games against the Texas Rangers here in Toronto.   Yesterday the Rangers beat us 5 to 3.  Again today, the Blue Jays lost by two runs but this time it took 14 innings, or close to 5 hours.

The Rogers Centre holds just over 49,000 people and it was filled to capacity both days.

Before a Blue Jays baseball game at the ROgers Centre - many people on the stairs to the east of the stadium, and many people waiting in the square below, trying to get into the stadium through gate 6.

Before a Blue Jays baseball game at the ROgers Centre - a woman gets the words Go Jays Go painted onto her cheek in blue and white paint

young man wearing Toronto Blue Jays light blue jersey, and he's wearing a  blue jays flag as a cape that is billowing out from behind him.  Other young men are around him, on their way to baseball game.

Before a Blue Jays baseball game at the ROgers Centre - a young man wearing a Jays grey T-shirt break dances in front of a5 man drum band who are all wearing blue Blue Jays T-shirts. There are many fans watching them play.

Before a Blue Jays baseball game at the ROgers Centre - a group of men buy baseball caps from a vendor outside the stadium.

Before a Blue Jays baseball game at the ROgers Centre - a man in Blue Jays shirt and cap is being interviewed by CHCH TV

Before a Blue Jays baseball game at the ROgers Centre - a young woman poses with a man dressed in a chicken costume and a Blue Jays T-shirt

Before a Blue Jays baseball game at the ROgers Centre - a sea of heads, people waiting in line to get into the stadium.

Before a Blue Jays baseball game at the ROgers Centre - a man watches over the crowd

A man wearing a white Blue Jays uniform plays the drums while an onlooker poses beside him for a picture.

Before a Blue Jays baseball game at the ROgers Centre - security guards checking the people entering through gates 10 and 11 at the Rogers Centre for a baseball game

Before a Blue Jays baseball game at the ROgers Centre - the crowd waits in line to get into the stadium, with a statue of Ted Rogers standing over the people

The next two games of the American League Division Series are scheduled to be played in Texas on Sunday and Monday.  If a fifth game is needed (it’s a best of five series), it will played in Toronto on the 14th of October, next Wednesday.
Keep your fingers crossed!