Parade ideas If the Toronto Maple Leafs Win the Stanley Cup

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Subway Line, Toronto Transit Commission
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With the Tampa Bay Lighting hosting a boat parade, what can the Toronto Maple Leafs do if they win the Stanley Cup?

It has been a long time since the Toronto Maple Leafs won their last Stanley Cup. It has been 54 years. With that in mind, a win would cause a wave of mayhem.

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the 2021 Stanley Cup, which was their second in two seasons. To celebrate, they decided to throw a boat parade just as they did for their 2020 win.

Considering how popular the Leafs are, the buildup of tension over 54 years, and the money companies can earn, the Toronto Maple Leafs have to do something crazy if they win the Stanley Cup.

Toronto Maple Leafs Parade on the TTC

Every team has their parade through the city after a championship win. The Toronto Raptors had the city streets flooded from Exhibition Place to Nathan Phillips Square. It was 4.2 kilometers of partying, joy, and fans going wild.

While the hype surrounding Canada’s basketball team had been drastically increasing in the years leading up to the win, I don’t think it compares to the support of Toronto’s hockey team. With that in mind, the team would need to do something bigger.

The Raptors rode around on double-decker buses, catching beers thrown at them and interacting with fans. What if the Leafs did something similar but a little closer to the fans. Toronto is known for many things. One of them is their transit company, the Toronto Transit Commission. Let’s say Lord Stanley took a trip on the subway with fans in attendance.

If you live in the GTA, you have been on the subway at least once in your life. Imagine how cool it would be to be on the train with the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Believe it or not, that wouldn’t be the first time players were on the train together. On January 9th, 2019, many players hopped on the subway to practice. It was a special one held at Nathan Phillips Square. The gesture made the days of many fans and shocked those that weren’t Leafs fans.

The Leafs can do that again, but this time a little more security and the Stanley Cup on board. Rather than riding from Union Station to the Eaton Centre, they can hop on from Wilson Station to Eglington Station and have fans following them on the train and along Allen Road.

Yes, that’s a far reach considering how far out it is from Scotiabank Arena and City Hall, but it would be a pleasant sight. The Toronto Maple Leafs and the TTC can make lots of money through advertisements along the way and a deal between the two companies.

That also means planning the rest of the parade would be a difficult task and a long stretch. Hey, who said you need to follow the ole bus parade? I’m sure there are faster methods of transportation the team can utilize for the rest.