Raptors parade

    Ceremony stops to deal with incident

    An official is now on stage, asking the audience to stay calm. The ceremony stops for a brief moment and then continues again.
    The MC said they are dealing with a situation which is "close by."
    People were running from parts of the square. We'll have more momentarily..

    What happens when they get to the square?

    The trophy will be unveiled and the players will make their way to the stage. We'll get speeches and interviews with most of the players and some of the staff including Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry and coach Nick Nurse.
    We're then rumoured to have a performance afterwards ... on the official schedule, there is a question mark beside Drake's name.
    Here's CBC's Linda Ward, awaiting the team.

    Nathan Phillips Square at capacity

    The city says said no one else is allowed in the square out front of City Hall.
    They are advising fans to watch on television or see the players along the parade route. It will be turning up onto University Avenue shortly.

    Here's where the parade is headed

    On the championship bus

    The players are travelling on top of five championship-branded double-decker buses. Several of the players have opted to smoke cigars as they make their way along the route. They are joined by the Raptors' "global ambassador" Drake.
    They are taking turns holding the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.
    Here, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is holds it while sporting a vintage Raptors jersey.
    (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)

    Parade route

    The parade starts at the Princes' Gates at Toronto's Exhibition Place at 10 a.m. ET. It will make its way east down Lake Shore Boulevard before snaking through downtown and ending up in front of City Hall at Nathan Phillips Square around 12:30 p.m. ET. 
    At that time, there will be a rally. A large stage has been set up. The square is already swamped with people.
    (Randy Potash/CBC)
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