Toronto Raptors Parade Route Monday: Where to Watch NBA Champions, Live Stream, TV Channel, Time

The streets of Toronto will be packed with fans on Monday, as the Raptors celebrate a historic first NBA title.

As announced by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment on Friday, the parade will begin at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday at the Princes' Gates at Exhibition Place, before heading east on Lake Shore Boulevard, then north on York St. and University Avenue before ending in Nathan Phillips Square.

Toronto Mayor John Tory said a stage will be set up in the square, where a celebration rally will cap off the festivities between 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

"We are so proud of our Toronto Raptors and this history-making Finals run," Tory said in a statement. "On Monday, we get to come together as a city to celebrate the team. Everyone is working together to make sure the parade will be a great and memorable event."

Raptors players and staff will travel on open-air double-decker coaches, which will give fans the opportunity to get a close look at the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.

Toronto Mayor John Tory
Toronto Mayor John Tory at left looks up at the screen as Toronto Raptors fans cheer as they gather to watch Game Six of the NBA Finals outside of Scotiabank Arena on June 13 in Toronto, Canada. Getty/Cole Burston

Toronto secured a first NBA title on Thursday night, becoming the first team from outside the U.S. to be crowned NBA champion after defeating the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena, California.

"This means so much to our city and to many in Canada, and we are looking forward to showing everyone the Larry O'Brien Trophy on Monday," Raptors president Masai Ujiri said in a statement.

"Bringing the NBA championship to Toronto is the realization of a goal for our team and for our players, and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate together with our fans."

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, however, will not be taking part in the parade. Ford's press secretary told CBC News that the Premier will be celebrating but opted not to attend the parade as he believes fans and players deserve the spotlight.

"The Premier believes the parade is about the players and, more importantly, the fans who have supported the team during its historic run," the press secretary was quoted as saying. "He looks forward to joining the thousands of fans who will be in the streets on Monday to celebrate this momentous occasion."

The parade will be broadcast on CBC Television in Ontario and CBC News Network across Canada from 10 a.m. ET. The broadcast will also be available via CBC Gem and via livestream on CBC.ca, as well as on the broadcaster's Facebook, Twitter, YouTube channels.

Weather should pose no problems to fans attending the parade. According to meteorological service AccuWeather, sunny spells are expected in Toronto on Monday, with just a five percent chance of precipitation.

While sunny, Monday will not be particularly hot with temperature expected to peak around the 66 degrees Fahrenheit mark.