All the places you can watch the Raptors take on the Warriors
In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, file photo, Owen Smith, center, dresses up to show his support at the Jungle Park tailgate party at Maple Leaf Square in Toronto, as the Toronto Raptors prepare to play the Philadelphia 76ers during Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:16PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, June 13, 2019 6:19AM EDT
If you don’t happen to have the mint required to buy a ticket to one of the NBA Finals games at Scotiabank Arena, don’t fret.
There are plenty of other places to watch the game in the company of hundreds and if not thousands of fellow fans.
First, there is the original Jurassic Park, outside of the game arena in Maple Leafs Square.
The area around Maple Leafs Square, consisting of Bremner Boulevard between Lake Shore Boulevard West and York Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic at 7 a.m. on game days.
Mississauga and Brampton are hosting similar “Jurassic Park” style rallies for the games, along with several other Canadian cities.
Burlington’s Civic Square is also hosting screenings of the NBA Finals.
Farther afield in Kingston, the city says it will broadcast some of the games from Springer Market Square.
The cities of Pickering, Halton Hills, Vaughan, Newmarket, Midland and Windsor have also been granted permission to broadcast the games live in public.
The City of Halifax is also broadcasting the games in a public venue in the city.
Cineplex says it will broadcast the games for free at 33 of its theatres across the country.