Mayor John Tory and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were also at the celebrations.
The incident didn't stop the celebrations.
"I heard we getting 2million got the parade", he said in a tweet.
Perhaps what stings fans the most is seeing Leonard have a successful run with Toronto while there was a realistic chance for a similar championship run in the 2017 Western Conference Finals before he went down with an injury against the Warriors.
"We would always say it's game day and now we can finally say it's parade day, which is fantastic". That parade saw fans climbing trees and statues on city streets to catch a glimpse of a team that included Joe Carter and Roberto Alomar.
Make that two Kawhi Leonard (s) stole the show...
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"The last few days have been incredible - no sleep, a lot of celebrating and we going to keep going".
One 25-year-old woman said she had been watching the speeches at the rally when friends pushed her to the side.
"I actually have exams this week but being here is worth it", he said, adding that he's been a Raptors fan his whole life.
The Raptors victory is the first major professional sports championship for a Canada-based team since Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993.
The celebratory parade began on the grounds of Exhibition Place before it moved east on Lake Shore Boulevard then turned north onto York Street and University Avenue.
There were multiple reports of gunshots and stampeding at around 3:45 p.m.as hundreds of thousands of people were jammed into the square for a rally celebrating the team's NBA Championship win. City officials prevented any further entry into the square and shut down several subway stations near the parade due to overcrowding.
Raptors superfan Nav Bhatia kicked off the parade as the honourary parade marshall. "Toronto has proven that it is a basketball city and that the game thrives in The North", Tory said in a statement. Others suffered minor injuries as they tried to get away from the shooting, said Saunders, who asked for witnesses and people who might have video to come forward and help investigators.