GLOBAL NEWS | Montrealers cheer for Toronto Raptors on Peel Street

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Published: 11Jun2019

Thousands of Montrealers are out on Peel Street Monday night doing the unthinkable: cheering for a Toronto sports team.

“Let’s go Raptors” and “We the North” cheers could be heard for several blocks around the downtown area, where a portion of Peel Street is closed to become Montreal’s own Jurassic Park. 

Toronto and Montreal’s sports rivalry is notorious, but local basketball fans are putting their differences aside and lending their support to the neighbouring province.

“It’s the one time when I get to come out here and support a Toronto team and not be shunned,” McGill University student Gabe Recke-Smith said jokingly.

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