The Toronto Raptors are one win away from history as they hold a 3-1 lead over the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals. Not only has the Raptors historic run been big for the city of Toronto, but the team has represented "The North" as the entire country of Canada has gotten behind them.
While the original "Jurassic Park" outside of Scotiabank Arena serves as the model, the national interest surrounding the team has been reflected by the various other Jurassic Parks and watch parties that have come about in numerous provinces from coast to coast.
According to blogTO, there have been over 30 cities with their own version of Jurassic Park during the Finals.
Here are some that will be hosting events for Game 5…
🇨🇦🏀 President & CEO @grunwald_glen speaking with @CBCNews outside Jurassic Park ahead of Game 5. #WeAreTeamCanada #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/fAweaevmoJ- Canada Basketball (@CanBball) June 10, 2019
Less than 9 hours till #Game5 of the #NBAFinals! We are monitoring the weather and will continue to provide updates on tonight's live game coverage at Jurassic Park of the East.- Town of Ajax (@TownOfAjax) June 10, 2019
Visit ➡️ https://t.co/mGgEtzCGQz#LetsGoRaptors #WeTheNorth #WeTheEast pic.twitter.com/eJDV2aJHTE
Another reminder that we are hosting the @Raptors game at the BMC tonight. Be part of the action as the Raps look to wrap up their first NBA Championship. Doors open at 8pm! #WeTheNorth #GoRapsGo #Game5 pic.twitter.com/oc3WLvRjFZ- Barrie Colts (@OHLBarrieColts) June 10, 2019
ARE WE READY, #BRAMPTON? Join us for Game 5 of the #NBAFinals between #RaptorsVsWarriors on the big screen @gsqbrampton at 9pm tonight. See you there! #WeTheNorth #JurassicSquare pic.twitter.com/jduwmPfHhC- City of Brampton (@CityBrampton) June 10, 2019
Just like how the @Raptors are coming home tonight, #BurlassicPark is headed home to Civic Square tonight! Join us for Game 5 at 8:30 p.m. (rain or shine) #WeTheNorth #BurlON #Raptors pic.twitter.com/hoalGR4fnZ- City of Burlington (@cityburlington) June 10, 2019
TONIGHT: Join us, Spectra and the @HM_HoneyBadgers for a FREE viewing party of Game 5 of the NBA Finals at FirstOntario Centre!- City of Hamilton (@cityofhamilton) June 10, 2019
Info: https://t.co/pyi2a1Yy1q #HamOnt #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/D3earijPlj
Game on (indoors)! #ygk- City of Kingston (@cityofkingston) June 10, 2019
We've moved tonight's broadcast of Game 5 of the #NBAFinals to the @LeonsCentre (1 Tragically Hip Way).
Tip off is at 9 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. (enter through gate 4). Everything you need to know in this thread ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/ZSBLw9SS20
This could be it - The Toronto @Raptors are one win away from becoming the #NBA Champions! Gather at #Aaniin and let's cheer them on tonight! #WeTheNorth #MarkhamProud pic.twitter.com/Y7U4Qgtdxk- City of Markham (@cityofmarkham) June 10, 2019
Looking to catch Game 5 of the #NBAFinals tonight? Rain or shine - join thousands of @Raptors fans in #Mississauga @MCSEvents #JurassicParkWest as the team looks to make Canadian franchise history! 🏀 Take @MiWayHelps, cycle, walk or carpool!! #WetheNorth #NBAFinals #RaptorsIn5 pic.twitter.com/Y4hhfPXgyh- City of Mississauga (@citymississauga) June 10, 2019
Rain or shine, Jurassic East erupts tonight in Esplanade Park.- City of Pickering (@CityofPickering) June 10, 2019
Don't forget to bring your umbrellas, chairs, raincoats and your roar! It all goes down tonight at 9 pm. 🏀 🇨🇦#LetsGoRaptors #WeTheNorth #NBAFinals #PickeringProud pic.twitter.com/I19QBgntLr
St. Thomas, Ontario
The rain can't dampen our spirits for the @Raptors! Jurassic Park #sttont is moving INSIDE to Memorial Arena tonight. Join your fellow community members in St. Thomas and cheer the Raptors to victory in Game 5! Go Raps Go! #WeTheNorth #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/xhHv92S3xW- Jeff Yurek (@JeffYurekMPP) June 10, 2019
Jurassic Peel! #Montreal finally doing its own outdoor #Raptors viewing party. https://t.co/NG2jCaaDnV- Dan Spector (@danspector) June 10, 2019
MASSIVE NEWS: Jurassic Park is moving to Mosaic Stadium! 🏀🦖 pic.twitter.com/6Isrd2U31V- Evraz Place Live (@evrazplacelive) June 8, 2019
Halifax, Novia Scotia
With Raptors on the verge of history, Rogers Square expected to hit capacity. https://t.co/2vMFFMY1mL- NEWS 95.7 Halifax (@NEWS957) June 10, 2019