Life in 1995: ‘Toy Story,’ brick cellphones, and the brand-new Raptors

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As the Toronto Raptors continue their historic run, looking to capture the team’s first NBA championship ever, let’s take a look back at 1995, the year team made its debut.

Raptors fans across the country are gearing up for Game 5 of the NBA Finals as Canada’s lone team in the league is one win away from bringing the championship trophy north of the border for the first time ever.

Here’s a look back at the year 1995.

1: The Canadian dollar was worth 72.86 cents

loonie

2: “Toy Story” was the year’s biggest blockbuster

Toy Story

3: Jean Chretien was prime minister of Canada

Jean Chretien

4: “I’ll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts was the top single in Canada thanks to the hit TV show “Friends” (Clap, clap, clap, clap!)

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5: Quebec residents rejected separating from Canada, with 50.58 of voters choosing to remain in the country

Quebec flag

6: eBay debuted online

eBay

7: This what a cellphone looked like

Nokia 909

9: The average price of gas in Toronto was 49.9 cents per litre

gas

10: Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” was released

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11: O.J. Simpson’s murder trial captivated much of North America

O.J. Simpson

12: Most importantly, the Toronto Raptors played the team’s first home game on Nov. 3, 1995.

Damon Stoudamire

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/life-in-1995-toy-story-brick-cellphones-and-the-brand-new-raptors-1.4460158