In news that was seemingly inevitable, Toronto will reportedly be getting a Kyle Lowry Road.
According to the Toronto Star’s David Rider, the former Raptors point god is set to have a new street named after him in the Don Mills Crossing area, along with seven other people.
According to the Toronto Star’s Dave Rider, the former Toronto Raptors point guard will be getting a new street named after him in the Don Mills Crossing area, along with seven other recipients. “The new street names honour individuals who have lived in the community and made significant contributions through their life’s work—and one non-resident who gained Toronto’s admiration and respect for his role in winning a major league championship for the city,” he writes. As you well know, Lowry helped lead the Raptors to an NBA championship in 2019.
Rider says the eight new street names will be: Mike Palmateer Road (named after the legendary Toronto Maple Leafs goalie), Steve Podborski Road, Moriyama Drive, D’Angelo Way, Marjorie Hiley Road, Quarrington Lane, Kyle Lowry Road, and Champions Road.
The street is said to be officially unveiled on Monday, June 13.
Lowry spent nine seasons and 601 games as the face of the Raptors franchise, racking up 10,541 points, 4,277 assists, and 16 triple-doubles.
This is the first time the former Raptor was honoured by the city of Toronto. Mayor John Tory declared April 3rd “Kyle Lowry Day” in the city to mark his first game back since being traded to the Miami Heat.
Speaking to Complex Canada about how he’s still a Raptors fan, he said, “I want them to win every time they play, except for against me.”