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Victory and vandalism: Toronto reacts to Raptors NBA title

Last Updated Jun 14, 2019 at 2:10 pm EDT

Toronto didn’t get much sleep last night as fans spilled out into the streets to celebrate the Raptors first NBA Championship.

Tens of thousands of people flocked to Yonge-Dundas Square, waving flags and honking horns while the area around the Scotiabank Arena was filled to the brim with people.

A Toronto police vehicle was found with it’s windshield smashed in the York Street tunnel. KiSS 92.5’s Maurie Sherman captured video of fans standing and jumping on the vehicle.

At least two Toronto Police TTC special events buses on between Elm and Queen Streets on Yonge Street has had it’s windows smashed out, and some of the interior destroyed as fans crowded both inside and on top of it.

One man was spotted atop the Five Guys burger restaurant sign with the neon “F” in his hands.

At least one man’s arrest was caught by CityNews cameras. WARNING: This video contains profanity and images may be disturbing to some viewers.

Fans were also seen climbing light poles, scaffolding and multiple vehicles, including TTC buses and garbage trucks.


Fireworks were being set off in multiple locations, including from moving cars on Lake Shore Boulevard.

Police have closed several streets in the downtown core prior to the game.

They urged fans to be safe and celebrate responsibly.

With files from The Canadian Press