Eventually the site of the celebration itself, Nathan Phillips Square, was cleared and the celebration continued as planned.
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Construction workers watched the festivities from scaffolding along the route, and as traffic ground to a standstill on a nearby thoroughfare, some motorists left their vehicles to peer at the activity.
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"If you're coming down to celebrate, whether it's at Nathan Phillips Square or to take in the parade anywhere along the route, leave the vehicle at home", City of Toronto spokesperson Brad Ross said Sunday.
"I just grabbed my buddies' hands and ran", he said, noting he was in shock but otherwise OK.
"I'm so happy to be here", said 28-year-old RJ Salvador.
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Raptors play-by-play announcer Matt Devlin, speaking from the stage, confirmed there was an emergency taking place and urged fans to stay calm. The players are expected to travel the parade route in open-air, double-decker buses with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy beside them.
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The Toronto Raptors will continue to bask in the glory of their first National Basketball Association championship Monday when they parade through the streets of downtown Toronto with the Larry O'Brien Trophy in tow.
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John Moreira called in sick to work so he could be part of Toronto's first celebration of this magnitude since the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993.
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He suggested that those flying objects could have been bullets, and called reports of striking a mine " false ". Pompeo said: "Iran is lashing out because the regime wants our successful maximum pressure campaign lifted".