As fans take to streets to watch Raptors, police say safety plan is in place

As fans take to the streets of downtown Toronto to watch the Raptors take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 with a 2-1 lead in the series, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders says the city has a safety plan in place.

“Our plan is always to make it an entertainment sporting event rather than a security event,” he said on Friday morning, more than 12 hours before tipoff. “However, the ability to transition over, we can do that if necessary.”

Saunders said the “vast majority” of Torontonians are “fun-loving” in their celebrations, but added that some fans go “past that line.”

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Jacob Worek