Toronto Raptors Party Square

Toronto Raptors fans gather outside the ACC to party

The Toronto Raptors started their playoff journey yesterday afternoon against the Brooklyn Nets, drawing thousands of fans to Maple Leaf Square before the game to cheer on the team and celebrate the arrival of post season play in Toronto. Although the on-court affair would ultimately end in disappointment (a 94-87 Nets win), fan enthusiasm remained high until the final buzzer. Marked by pimped out cars, DJs, multiple mascots, and the team's cheerleaders, the spectacle outside the arena was about as grand as the one inside (and a hell of a lot cheaper). The next game goes down on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. To get in on the party, you best plan to arrive a couple of hours early.

Check out all the action from the Raptors Party in the Square in this photo gallery.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Sports & Play

The top 10 events at Canada's Wonderland this summer

Win an Evolve Camps session + prize pack

Toronto Blue Jays player just made the slide of the century

Toronto is trying to shut down its newest skatepark

Horseback riding in Toronto

Major renovations planned for the Rogers Centre

Toronto Raptors fans distraught after massacre in Milwaukee

This house might be home to Toronto's biggest Leafs fan