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Where to watch (and listen to) Raptors vs. Warriors: Guide to Game 6

Last Updated Jun 13, 2019 at 8:48 pm EDT

Toronto Raptors fans react as they watch the NBA Final between Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors in the rain in "Jurassic Park'' fanzone outside of Scotiabank Arena THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Summary

**NOTE: MLSE says Jurassic Park will be open tonight for Game 6 of the NBA Finals

Whether you are a sports fan or not, basketball fever has hit the city and the country with the Toronto Raptors becoming the first Canadian team in history to reach the NBA Finals.

While some fans have scored tickets to the home games, others will be able to watch or listen to the games on Sportsnet, 680 NEWS, CityTV, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, or watch them at Jurassic Park, at viewing parties and at their local bar.

Below is a guide to the broadcast schedule and where to watch the games in town. Tip-off for Game 6 is at 9 p.m.

Game 6 will be broadcast on 680 NEWS and Sportsnet 590 The FAN. (680 NEWS regular programming including breaking news, weather and traffic will still be on the website, where you can listen live.)

Road closures

With a large crowd expected at Jurassic Park in downtown Toronto on Thursday, the following road closures will be in effect:

Bremner Boulevard between Lake Shore Boulevard West and York Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday.

York between Lake Shore and Front Street West, and Bremner between Lower Simcoe Street and York, will be shut down from 9 a.m. until 2 a.m. on Friday.

Bremner between Lower Simcoe and Rees Street, and Lower Simcoe between Lake Shore and Front will be closed from noon to 2 a.m. on Friday.

The eastbound and westbound York-Bay-Yonge exit ramps on the Gardiner Expressway will be closed as of 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. Friday.

TTC and GO Transit

The TTC will be running five additional trains and 25 buses before and after the game. The last trains out of downtown will depart Union Station at 2:25 a.m. with last connections available to Line 2 and Line 4.

GO trains on the Lakeshore lines will be on standby after the game. Due to the nearby road closures, the Union Station Bus Terminal will close at 9 p.m.

There will be no streetcar or bus service in the area east and west between Bathurst St. and Church St. and north and south between College St. and Lake Shore Blvd. The following routes will start short turning at or near those intersections at the end of the third quarter of tonight’s game:


Jurassic Park in the GTA

Everyone and their friends will be able to watch the games on a large screen at Jurassic Park outside Scotiabank Arena, while celebrating with other fans at the tailgate party.

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment said several other Canadian cities have also been approved to set up local versions of Jurassic Park, where residents can gather to watch the Raptors games.

Game 6 locations:

  • Almonte: Old Town Hall
  • Ajax: Jurassic Park of the East at Pat Bayly Square
  • Barrie: Barrie Molson Centre
  • Brampton: Jurassic Square at Garden Square
  • Burlington: Burlassic Park at Civic Square
  • Cambridge: Civic Square
  • Downsview Park: The Warehouse Event Venue
  • Mississauga: Jurassic Park West at Celebration Square
  • Newmarket: Jurassic Commons at Riverwalk Commons
  • Pickering: Jurassic East at Esplanade Park/Pickering Recreation Complex
  • Richmond Hill: Richmond Green Park
  • Scarborough: Jurassic Park Scarborough at Albert Campbell Square
  • Vaughan: Jurassic Park Vaughan at City Hall
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville: Jurassic on the Park and 19 on the Park
  • Whitby: Whitby Civic Recreation Complex

 

Other approved cities: Innisfil, Markham, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Windsor, Hamilton, Kingston, Welland, Waterloo, Orangeville, Halton Hills, Midland, Halifax, Aurora, Stratford and Ottawa.

The following community centres will also be hosting viewing parties in Vaughan: Al Palladini, Garnet A. Williams, Maple, North Thornhill, Vellore Village, and Woodbridge Pool and Memorial Arena.

WATCH: Raptors fans in Jurassic Park sing ‘O Canada’ ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Watch for free at Cineplex

Cineplex will be airing the games for free at select theatre locations across the country. Some locations are already sold out.

  • Cineplex Yonge and Dundas
  • Cineplex Queensway
  • Cineplex Eglinton Town Centre
  • Cineplex Yonge and Eglinton
  • Cineplex Cinemas Courtney Park
  • Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan
  • Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill
  • Cineplex Odeon Ajax Cinemas
  • Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas
  • Cineplex Odeon Westmount Cinemas
  • Cineplex Scarborough
  • Galaxy Cinemas Barrie
  • Galaxy Cinemas Guelph
  • Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
  • Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa
  • SilverCity Burlington Cinemas
  • SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas
  • SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
  • SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas
  • SilverCity Windsor Cinemas
  • SilverCity Richmond Hill

 

Tickets to the final three games will be available in-person at the participating theatres. The viewing parties are limited to two tickets per person, per game. Click here for a complete list of locations.

Viewing parties

Any bar, pub or restaurant with a television will be turning the channel to the game but you’ll likely need to call ahead or get there early to secure your spot.

Bookmark this page and check back for more viewing parties in the coming days. If you know of an event, you can submit it here.

Ontario Place
If you’re looking for a fun outdoor spot to watch the game head down to Ontario Place. A 12 X 20 foot screen has been set up at Vista Eatery. The patio will be licensed and it comes with a great view of the lake.

Hotel X
The hotel will be showing Game 6 on a large screen. Admission is free but tickets need to be reserved. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase

TIFF Bell Lightbox
Just a few blocks away from Jurassic Park, fans will be able to catch Game 6 of the NBA Finals at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The theatre will open its doors to fans with a big screen and big sound for this possible historic night.

Ontario Place
If you’re looking for a fun outdoor spot to watch the game head down to Ontario Place. A 12 X 20 foot screen has been set up at Vista Eatery. The patio will be licensed and it comes with a great view of the lake.

The Rec Room
The Rec Room will have a rally party and show Game 6 on a big screen. Admission is free but reservations are required.

Pick 6ix Sports
Pick 6ix Sports will be showing all seven games from May 30 to June 16.

Broadcast and online schedule

Game 6, Thursday, June 13, in Oakland — 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
Listen at 680 NEWS, Sportsnet 590 The FAN (Sportsnet 590 The FAN will join Game 6 in progress following the end of the Toronto Blue Jays game)

Game 7, if necessary (Sunday, June 16), in Toronto — 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Watch on CityTV, Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet NOW