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Toronto Maple Leafs are just like the rest of us

For their annual outdoor practice at Nathan Phillips Square, the Toronto Maple Leafs surprised commuting Torontonians by riding the subway to practice — just like a regular person, but in full hockey gear.

Team took local transit to get to its annual outdoor practice on Thursday

The Toronto Maple Leafs disembark the subway at Osgoode station in downtown Toronto, while their way to their annual outdoor practice fan event at Toronto's City Hall. (Twitter/@MapleLeafs)

Toronto commuters got quite the surprise when riding the "rocket" Thursday morning. 

The Toronto Maple Leafs went underground on their way to their annual outdoor practice; this year at Nathan Phillips square. 

Subway riders were most definitely surprised to see the entire team, in full gear, riding the TTC — just like a 'regular' commuter. Definitely not something you see everyday, and CBC's own Queens Park reporter Mike Crawley captured the event and the surprise: 

Fans showed up to Nathan Phillips Square in droves to watch the annual event that promised giveaways, prizes, warm beverages and music. 

They also braved the frigid temperatures, but it was all pretty "cool" and worth it in order to see their favourite players up close. 

No word yet on if the team took the subway back home.

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