Brampton has also received permission to turn Garden Square into a temporary viewing area, according the city's mayor Patrick Brown. That will be dubbed Jurassic Square.
Burlington too is getting in on the action, with what it's calling "Burlassic Park," hosting free viewing parties for Games 1 and 2 in the city's Civic Square downtown.
"There are a lot of fans in our city so I knew we had to do our own Jurassic Park to show the team we're behind them and to make the most of our first finals appearance," said Coun. Rory Nisan.
Cineplex Will Screen Toronto Raptors Games For Free In 33 Theatres
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Raptors approve viewing parties in ten cities and 33 theatres across Canada
In this May 12, 2019, photo, basketball fans cheer for the Toronto Raptors before claiming victory over the Philadelphia 76ers outside Maple Leaf Square in Toronto.
Cineplex has once again teamed up with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) to bring #WeTheNorth fever to Raptors fans from coast to coast.
Jurassic Park won’t be the only public area where fans can watch the Raptors make their NBA Finals debut Thursday night.
Coinciding with the start of the Raptors-Golden State Warriors final series on Thursday, 33 Cineplex theatres in Canada will host Raptors viewing parties to celebrate the team’s historic achievement.
Tickets to the first four games of the series will be available in person at participating theatre box offices starting Wednesday at 6 p.m. local time.
Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market CinemasCineplex Odeon South Edmonton CinemasScotiabank Theatre ChinookScotiabank Theatre Edmonton
Cineplex Cinemas LangleyCineplex Odeon International Village CinemasCineplex Odeon Park & Tilford CinemasSilverCity Riverport CinemasSilverCity Victoria Cinemas
“Events of this nature require adequate lead time to plan and execute successfully, and while we reviewed plans for a potential viewing event, we were not able to identify a location that was suitable and available for a series of up to seven games,” reads the statement.
Sorry Vancouver Raptor fans, no Jurassic Park West viewing party for you
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