Big thank you to all the participants! Lots of people put in a lots of effort for this so let’s give them a round of applause:

Please check out all the entries, note that you can view the larger version of any image by clicking on it. Make sure to vote in the poll at the bottom of this post (click here to get to it). We will identify the top 16 entries that way and then hold a head-to-head which will be the “playoffs”. The winner gets a DeMar DeRozan jersey courtesty of Brian Gerstein ([email protected]) and two tickets to a game, so please make sure to vote. We’ll close the poll (i.e., the regular season) soon…

Note that we’eve tried to keep all participants anonymous to prevent any bias based on whatever (email [email protected] if you want to change that for your entry). Happy voting!

#1 – Sleek

The logo I designed is flawed, but it was my inspiration moving forwards. I thought it would be nice to bring back the old Raptors text (for nostalgic purposes more than anything, and to commemorate our 20th year). I have also submitted a more subtle, minimalist design that I think fits in nicely with what the rest of the league are doing.


#2 – Toronto Rouge

A modern, French Canadian inspired logo with geographical references specific to the Toronto area. Rouge stands for red, which is the aura coming off the lakefront. Toronto is an international city and this name gives it an International feel. Could result in a pretty intimidating chant. Check out


#3 – Glow

This jersey I made is for road games. I put Canadian leafs on the pants for a Canadian theme! GO Raptors!


#4 – Red Huskies

Huskies Logo: I feel we’re in a new era with the Raptors, and a complete change would symbolize we’re not bottom of the barrel team anymore, and we’re not extinct(Pun intended). I didn’t want to copy the T-Wolves logo seeing as they’re in the same species, I think a simple yet bold logo will catch the eyes of casual and hardcore fans every where.

Jerseys: A lot of teams (if not all) have a really SIMPLE jersey design, being Canada’s only team I think we NEED to stand out! The claw marks along with the different coloured back (like the ’00 jersey) adds sort of a retro look to the jersey. I think the giant maple leaf speaks for itself.

Side note: The paw print(with the maple leaf) in the middle of both pictures of the jerseys, I think would be awesome as a centerpiece of the Huskies court. These designs can be tweaked if needed later on

Toronto Huskies Logo
Toronto Huskies Jerseys home
Toronto Huskies Jerseys away

#5 – Leafs Blue

Kept the name Raptors but used the Leafs logo and font, probably wouldn’t be allowed by the NHL, but i think it looks great and sort of makes sense from a MLSE branding perspective.


#6 – TDOT

My initial concept to rebrand the raps was not to change the team name! The Raptors are a great name, it symbolizes speed and ferocity. So in my logo I wanted to show the sharp teeth and the basketball in the mouth. This symbolizes the fierceness says that the ball belongs to the Raptor by keeping it in its mouth. The second part of the logo is obviously the silhouette of the CN Tower to represent T-Dot and its connection with the Raptors by curving it to the Raptor head. This shows that Toronto and Raptors club sort of go hand-in-hand. As for the colors, I felt that putting purple was a must because it reminds me of my most favourite Raptors jersey: the purple and black. The secondary color was to compliment the purple and make the logo pop, the orange or the light blue.

raps logo

#7 – Clean Cut Huskies

Toronto Huskies – Back to the original name and uniting our major pro sports teams with blue.


#8 – Canadian Raptors

A “Canadian” look.


#9 – Purple and Red Fauxback

Returning to the purple and red fauxback style.


#10 – ACE

Toronto ACE Basketball, The name Ace speaks for itself it describes someone of high skill, someone who is able to accomplish things at a high rate of success. An Ace. It would give a player of this team the impression that only high-skilled, high-valued play is expected in an organization with a name that stands for the previously mentioned definition. Main colors Purple/Navy Blue, Black, Gold.. God sun in the middle of a symbol of an ACE, with the words ACE molded inside the form of an ACE. The symbol is big, it stands out showing dominance. On the away jersey all the white portions of the jersey are changed to black, and the symbol is inverted to white.

Toronto ACE

#11 – Est. 1946

I had selected both team names to work with because I appreciate and value the historical significance that the Huskies name has not only for Toronto, but for professional basketball as a whole. The Raptors selection was simply because I was born and raised in toronto and have been a die hard fan since the first time I saw a game. I’m a full time student and graphic designer with my own clothing line.

Huskies 5
Huskies 6
Huskies court 1

#12 – Fontize

Raptors 5.0
Raptors 1.0
Raptors 3.0

#13 – The Leiweke

My creation is something I believe would appeal to Tim Leiweke. He wants the Raptors to become our national team so first we must change our name to something that actually exists in Canada (with a historic nod to the old Toronto team); and second we must incorporate Canada’s national colour (red). Also, I thought by aligning the colour schemes of the Raptors (now Huskies), Blue Jays and TFC, this is something that could unify the fans of Toronto (similar to Pittsburgh with the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers). Lastly, any team that incorporates pinstripes is guaranteed a playoff spot… true story. If the picture looks a little “scanned”, that’s because these were the tools I used to make them.


#14 – Arrows

Ideally, I’d prefer the Raptors stick with their current name. It’s corny, but it’s original and it’s ours. I’m not a huge fan of the Huskies – either as a name or a logo. The name sounds very ‘high school’ and the logo would have to be very similar to either the Minnesota Timberwolves or UCONN.

However, if they are going to make a change, I’ve attached my idea for what I’d like them to adopt. The Arrows refers to the Avro Arrow, the jet that never was. It’s a name that isn’t used by any other North American professional team, which I think is the best way to go. Also, it makes for fairly easy headline writing. (‘Arrows fly high against Celtics’, ‘Arrows miss the mark against 76ers’, etc.)

The font is the same as the TTC subway font – iconic and easily the font most recognizable as representative of Toronto. The logo is the Avro Arrow itself. While I didn’t mock up a back view, I imagine the contrails from the jet wrapping around back before fading away completely. The colour scheme is Royal Blue, Off White and Naismith Silver (gotta keep some sort of tradition going).


#15 – Classic Patriot

I was aiming to make the new logo and jerseys as patriotic and classic looking as possible. Here’s a quick rundown:

– The new logo is my patriotic take on the current claw/footprint logo: notice the claw/footprint is now shaped like a maple leaf, and is surrounded by a circle (a subtle reference to the Canadian Air Force logo/roundel)
– The Raptors are Canada’s team so I went with a red & white colour scheme for the home & away jerseys (black is incorporated in the alternate uniform)
– Home jersey was meant to resemble a Canadian flag
– City name prominently displayed on the front of all jerseys

– Pinstriping incorporated into the font and new logo (think: the new Blue Jays uniforms)
– Went with a simple/minimalist 2 tone colour scheme (red & white) for the home & away jerseys – meant to look “timeless”, slightly “old school” – while still also paying homage to the Canadian flag
– No excessive ornamentation, gimmicks, or silver chevrons on the jersey
– Stuck with the Raptors moniker because it has become a recognizable name & brand (20th anniversary coming up, no need to change the team name!)


#16 – Huskies Logo

My concept basically updates the classic Huskies uniforms with a logo to bring it back to the basics while remaining timeless and clean. Toronto is a blue city. All sports teams should have blue in them. The Raptor is outdated and was created for a fad that is no longer relevant. Red is the color of Canada but Toronto doesn’t represent all of Canada, we have our own identity as should our team. Look at the best uniforms, the Bulls, Celtics, Lakers, all simple and classic, never changing. We once had a team, the Toronto Huskies. Let’s bring it back for good.


#17 – Tank


#18 – Fierce

Canada’s NBA team requires a more fierce and professional identity to ignite a fan-base with renewed optimism for the future. The full submission can be found here.


#19 – 20th Year

I put a 20 year anniversary patch because the new uniforms will be introduced for the 20th year of the raptors. I kept it basic and nice


#20 – Mosaic

This is the front of the jersey. The red represents Canada as this is Canada’s team. Purple the past and black the future. It looks cool and the colors will be airbrushed effect into the jersey and finally ‘Knights’ meaning Toronto’s night life is second to none. That’s my concept.


#21 – Operation Skeleton

This new logo puts a different spin to the Raptor brand using the concept of a skeleton and the Raptor, shaded white instead of red. This not only brings a fresh idea but a cleaner and more modern feel to the brand. The Maple Leaf on top verifies that Canadian feel as well as the claw marks solidifying the ferociousness of the Raptor. The circle around brings that classic feel as we know with many existing logo’s. Finally the logo all around is not far from the Blue Jays which has gained a lot of positive reviews after their recent brand alteration. View the full PDF submission.


#22 – Let it Flow

I don’t think the Raptors need a major re-brand but rather a tweak. That said, these “Let It Flow” jerseys are simple, elegant, and has that old school look with a fresh spin.

#23 – Paw Ball

The Paw ball was made with a unique colour-scheme of light and dark blue in attempt to bring something new to the league and yet still be stylish. I also added a black and white version that I thought would also be cool at least as an alternative jersey. It has an NBA-ready look (not like Terrence Ross though) and yet is totally different from the designs of any other team. This jersey is a bit plain but that’s what I find it’s beauty in.
Hidden feature: the teeth on the sides of the shorts. Check out more here – PDF.


#24 – Boost

Raptors is an already well-established brand. It just needs small modifications in the logo and image to give it a boost/upgrade that it needs to make it a winner’s team! So, my focus was to make it SERIOUS and FEARSOME-POWERFUL. Take the Raptor’s funny looking body away, make the pupil disappear, sharper and much more dazzling font used, highlights and shadows to make a serious remark. View the full suite of logos here (PDF).


#25 – The Mounties

The theme I chose was the royal mounted police. I really wanted something Canadian and not only Toronto since this is Canada’s only basketball team. I also threw in some hints of Toronto like part of the tic Crest and the CN tower. I have also incorporated the colours and uniform of the mounted police into the design of the jersey just to tie everything in. Enjoy the design I had fun creating this!


#26 – Velocibird

rap-tor (rptr)
1. A bird of prey, such as a hawk, eagle, or owl.
2. Any of various mostly small, slender, carnivorous dinosaurs of the Cretaceous Period. Raptors had hind legs that were adapted for leaping and large, curved claws used for grasping and tearing at prey.


#27 – Suspicious Husky


#28 – Nanooks

A Nanook stands for polar bear in the Inuit language from North Americameaning he is the master of all bears.


#29 – Clever T

Canada colours with some black lines….lots of playing on the CN tower (in the name and on the side of the shorts. Something with strong red/black/white….nothing too descript so that if “raptors” or “huskies” is chosen or changed, you don’t have to overhaul the unis much at all!!


#30 – Toronto Blizzards

The Toronto Blizzards. We’re up north and we’re ice cold assassins on the court.


#31 – Toronto Red Foxes

The Toronto Red Fox or maybe even the “Tods”. A local animal with cunning and agility. I like the idea of the orange/black/white color scheme, similar to the Bengals, Ti-cats, and Orioles. It’s random, but it’s cool. Note the paw print logo.


#32 – Toronto Xpress

I wanted to portray the city and bring some history to the design of a new logo. I went with the progression of the Grand Trunk Railway and the mighty roar of a diesel engine bringing fear to the eyes of the opponent as it tramples down the railway of victory!


#33 – Memorable

For my jersey design I wanted to create something simple and memorable. I chose red, white and black as jersey colors for my design. But I included one purple and white design.

Jersey - White-Purple

#34 – Hairy Husky


#35 – Raptors Redemption

My concept for this jersey is simple… Redemption. Toronto Raptors are on the road to redefining the team, and with that redemption, this though sleek look is sharp and reflect the city of Toronto, and its vicious like the raptors emblem that’s become loved in the city.


#36 – Old Renewed


#37 – JT I


#38 – JT II


#39 – JT III


#40 – JT IV


#41 – Graphic Novel

We’ve redrawn the Raptors vintage text from the ground up and made subtle changes to the shapes of the lettering.

I know Tim Leiweke wanted to have a Canadian element to the brand so we’ve also included a maple leaf between the text and head.

The head inspiration was drawn from graphic novels to give it a very gritty look with the white eyes and under-bite. We also wanted to have the head more like a real Raptor head which is longer than the current design (more T-Rex shaped).



  • Teepo

    Honestly, I think you’re going about this poll the wrong way. By lumping them all together, we can’t really give each artist his or her due. Maybe if you did an elimination style bracket and had people vote on which one moves to the next round, each entrant can get a more thorough discussion. Not only would this give us something to do for a while, it would give each artist a better shot at getting feedback for designs that they clearly worked hard on.

    • Andre Julian Ward

      I agree with this.

    • arsenalist

      We will identify the top 16 entries that way and then hold a head-to-head.

    • Andre Julian Ward

      I agree

      • Kwasi

        I Concur

    • Arsenalist

      Thanks for the comment again. As I said, we’ll take the top 16 and have a playoff. If we did head to head right to start, the seedings would have been entirely up to us, which is also unfair.

      Taking top 16 runs this thing for a couple weeks already, and since you don’t know the vote counts, it preserves some mystery.

  • plk

    Nicely done! Some very odd submissions, to be sure, but many exceptional ones as well. Clean cut Huskies got my vote.

    • morgan c

      Clean-cut Huskies is the best, imo. I like how it would unite all of our professional teams together with the same colour combo. And the classic clean look is just timeless. Finally, Huskies is both historically relevant, and currently-appropriate, as it is vaguely Canadian and intimidating.

  • Nilanka15

    Great job by all participants. Lots of creativity amongst the fan base.

    I’m against the idea of changing the team name, so that immediately eliminated half of the entries. My vote went to #8. Very clean and professional design.

    Honourable mention to the centre court logo on #21. Has a nice element of intimidation that’s been missing at the ACC for years.

    • DDD

      yeah, number 7 and 8 are both very realistic and original. except8 reminds me a bit of houston. but it is still nice :)

      • albertan17

        i agree 100%. i thought it was Houstons when i saw it

    • jose pebbles

      number 8 is pretty much a replica of the Houston rockets current jerseys and the grey one matches their christmas alternate.

  • Matt52

    24 and 9 are really good.

  • GoldenBaller

    #13 is my favourite.

  • DDD

    number 7 and 8 are beautiful! after that i would have to say that all the JTs are good. but 7 and 8 are amazing!

    • byee19

      definitely liking 7&8.. a clean look but really attractive still.

  • ImNotDrake

    9 and 36 are great.

  • Kovalainnen

    I choose #18. Press on the link above #18 – it looks really good on DeRozan

  • DanH

    Huskies Logo, Canadian Raptors, Operation Skeleton and Old Renewed are all really good – those are my favourites. I wish you could vote for more than one entry. My vote went to Skeleton, but it was a toss up between those 4.

  • JJ

    #38 Alternate 2 jersey looks awesome


    #7 if the name gets changed, #9 the faux-back if we keep raptors, and #38 is my top three

    some of these were really impressive and i think the rebrand could literally come from 3 to 5 of these actually

    good job everybody i was a 100% change the name guy (still am…basically) but i have to admit im not sure which one i will vote for, a few of the raptors based redesigns are great

  • Patrick

    hard choice between 8 & 7

  • Shayne

    #2 Toronto Rouge! This name would attract tons of international attention. Team would be the biggest name world wide not just in the states.

  • Mike

    #18 Fierce logo is the best, but with different jerseys. I like the #38 jerseys. Honorable mention to #24 logos. I’m against a name change at this point. Love the new meaner looking logos.

  • Farhad

    in terms of the jerseys, i like the black number 1 (away, and it would be nice to have a white version as the home). i like how it incorporates the original jerseys (the lettering), but offers a different design with the diagonal stripe and claw marks. im not into the whole “sleek” thing when it comes to a team named after a vicious predatory dinosaur. the claw marks and rigid lettering give it a sort of edge that you would want with a team name such as the Raptors. in a league filled with pretty boring jerseys (not saying there arent some nice ones, just generally not much going on), this design is a cool new look with just the right amount of personality.
    as for the logo, i prefer 21. it has a modern look to it but at the same time it is so simple that it looks like a classic. and like the jerseys above, its a fierce enough design to warrant the association with the Raptor name.

  • james

    I love #36. But, if we were to change the jerseys I doubt we would go back to the old school look. Instead, we could always use the classic big-dino-pinstripes jerseys as a throwback.

    If we are to change the look/logo/colour scheme, I think a realistic option would be #13: new colours; new logo; still classic with the pinstripes.

  • Josh

    #2 Is nice…obviously other submissions have used better concept software. I like the logo and name change.

  • Georgy More’s Set

    I think #9 is nice but I really like #35. The colors are original and unique!

  • Kel

    wow #18! definitely click “the full submission can be found here link” under it – you really see how great it looks on DeRozan – love that logo!!! Keep the Raptors name!!!

  • Ion66

    Has anyone considered simply re-branding as “The Toronto Wiggins”? I have to admit, I do like most of the Huskies designs here. I like the logo in #4 and both designs in # 11. I do like the retro looks as well, in both the Huskies and Raptors designs. #9 is very classy, although it gives more of a baseball vibe. 7-8 and 9 are all good, classic and classic modern designs. Am I the only one who sees a connection between TOR-onto and Rap-TOR-s? That, plus the history that exists for the Raptors brand has me favouring staying with Raptors, although, if this was day 1 (and imagine if people had the software we have today, back in the 90’s!) I’d vote Huskies all the way.

    • Copywryter

      First sentence is genius! We could have a trademark dance (the Twiggin’), drinking games (S’wiggins), dedicated fan section (Fanan’iggins) and so on.

      This is in good fun (like the OP), so don’t troll.

  • TonyToronto

    I like #7 with the name raptors, I think all Toronto teams in the 3 major sports should keep the blue and white theme. Makes sense for MLSE

  • guest

    I’d buy a #7 or #8 Home right now

  • The Rub

    I voted for #39 because it looks like a nice design that could be used but I love #9, that’s an awesome throw back design.

  • BigRaptorsFan

    9, 11, 24 looks most probable in my opinion.

  • SR

    Wow, #7,8,9. The cityscape blue alternate jersey in #38 is h-o-t hot.

    Very, very nice work to all submitters.

  • M1GO

    I’ve seen #18 before, and it continues to impress me.
    #21 has a nice logo, but I think the jersey design is a bit too sparse.
    I like #4’s Husky logo, but I personally think they just need to stick with Raptors.
    I’m really digging the simple red jersey design on #1 (and great colouring on JV :P).
    Cool use of the CN Tower on the shorts in #29.

    Good work everyone!

  • mike, prague

    I think all the jerseys should get some personal input so I’ll go ahead and give it shot.

    I’ll rank all of the on a scale from 1 to 10 and comment them if I have one.
    It is just a personal opinion so don’t take anything personally.

    By the way I am no professional in the clothing industry, it’s just my opinion/

    #1 – 6 – I like colours and the idea of bringing back the teeth above the name, but I don’t think claws are enough on the front of a jersey

    #2 – 2 – Sorry I’m just not a fan of the rouge idea, I also find the text a bit too small and it is missing a number. I like the leaf though.

    #3 – 4 – Would be nicer if the text was lighter creating a higher contrast with the dark background. Overall I find it a bit dull though (a little to dark)

    #4 – 7 – I am really really fond of the logo and the claw markings on the sides. The little criticism that I have which is more of a suggestion is that I think you’d have more success with the Blue Huskies, I’d also shrink the claws a bit so it doesn’t interfere with the leaf in the back, the only negative comment might be leaf-paw which I find a bit strange (maybe it is too long?)

    #5 – 4 – LOL, good idea :)

    #6 – 4 – Like the colour and font but is missing the number in the front and a couple of other things to make truly epic, though the name in the back makes it epic already

    #7 – 9 – a truly professional look and like the colour scheme, though it for some reason reminds me of the Blue jays … dunno why. You also caught the right font.

    #8 – 8 – Nice refreshing look to the Raptors.

    #9 – 9 – Great new look. But for some reason looks like a rip-off from the 1988 Kings (always loved those jersies) still really like it though.

    #10 – 3 – I think the name is a good idea, but the jersey needs some tuning.

    #11 – 8 – Nice clean fashionable look

    #12 – 6 – Nice logo, but I’d need them exercised on other merchandise to give them I higher score

    #13 – 7 – If that was digitalized it would be pretty cool, nice drawing though

    #14 – 5 – The name ain’t too bad but I think that it’d need something else than the jet as its symbol

    #15 – 6 – The design is quite simple, but that can be a good thing. I think you need to fix the contrast on your away jersey, but I do like the home and alt ones.

    #16 – 7 – Enlarge the font on the front side and you have a 9 from me … but going back to that would be nice.

    #17 – 5 – I’m not a fan of tanking but you did give me laugh … love the S.S. Wiggins … too bad it sunk :(

    #18 – 8 – Good fierce look, simple but good.

    #19 – 4 – Sorry but in my opinion something is missing, good patch though

    #20 – 5 – With that name Brandon Knight would be a great purchase

    #21 – 8 – Definitely one of the best Raptors logos out there, great professional look I especially love the one with claws on the side. The only minus in my opinion is the alt jerseys that kinda have a big hole in the middle

    #22 – 8 – I agree with your description. Pretty nice design no specific negatives I can think of ATM

    #23 – 8 – Pretty lame comment, but I am sure you meant that one idea is the left two jerseys and another idea is the right two jerseys having one from the other side being an alternative jersey and I am sure that you’d really appreciate it if zarrar changed it for you, but it doesn’t matter. As for the jerseys themselves I’d say they are pretty neat giving them a new and look at the same time.

    #24 – 8 – Great great great fierce logo … implemented on a jersey correctly you have a 10 from me …

    #25 – 6 – Nice idea but I am somewhat afraid that the name would scare away american players maybe it’s just me though …

    #26 – 7 – Kinda like the jersey but I’m not a fan of the logo with Dino and bird … I’d say its kinda either or.

    #27 – 7 – Pretty interesting way of bringing back the old dino in husky form … maybe just move the number to the right and the husky to the left, but I kinda like the idea

    #28 – 6 – Kind of grizzly-ish with a Canadian theme not bad but I’m sure there would be plenty that would not care of its origin and consider it a joke (not me though). Side note: Nanook (read nanuk) in Czech means Popsicle

    #29 – 7 – Love the CN tower and the idea especially on the shorts, the way “Huskies” is placed could use some fixing though

    #30 – 7 – Ice cold assassins or shooters … both could fit … nice idea though

    #31 – 7 – With the proper logo this could be epic … Firefox would also be epic … but we’d be sued

    #32 – 7 – Unique idea and a nice colour set … Maybe move the Toronto text above the image and lessen the detail in it

    #33 – 7 – Pretty nice I like the new shaping on the jerseys… maybe I’d just invert the colours in some spots

    #34 – 5 – I like middle three but the others ones may be difficult to implement due to their detail

    #35 – 6 – I really like the idea, I just my lighten up the text so its more visible then it’d be an 8 in my books

    #36 – 9 – nice way of renewing the honestly though. The pinstripes ain’t so bad in red and black. Its pretty darn good.

    #37 – 8 – Out of your Raptors ones definitely my favourite I like the font here the most

    #38 – 9 – Really love the Toronto blue jersey, like a lot… few to none are better

    #39 – 7 – not as nice font as 37 and 38 but nice anyways

    #40 – 7 – not as nice font as 37 and 38 but nice anyways

    As I said above don’t take this too seriously this is just my sincere opinion and I am no pro in artsy stuff. I am programmer and have art skills according to your typical one.

    Great work and effort by all!!!

    • james

      Well done, sir. Appreciate the time to reflect on every submission. Can’t say I am overly pleased with the assessment (#13), but appreciate the effort nonetheless. Tried to stay away from the computer-generated images and the ease of the “click-to-fill” function in any basic art program, but I also understand that the hand-drawn nature of the image lacks professionalism in todays day and age.
      Thank you,

      • mike, prague

        you’d be surprised how difficult it can be to click and fill …
        especially the custom designing of the lines on the jersey
        my #23 took probably 30 hours of pure work.

    • M1GO

      Thanks for the input!

  • Tim W.

    I’m surprised 23 isn’t getting more mentions. One thing I really like is how he got around the possible similarities with the T-Wolves by going with the paw print, which is also a nod to the Raptors logo. My only complaint is that the black and white jerseys look too much like the Spurs, although being more like the Spurs isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

    • Koala

      I think that the black and white would be like the alternative jersey. While having a unique colour scheme in light and dark blue. Also the ridges in the shorts happen to look like a tooth that’s also neat. Overall aussome in my opinion.

  • WhiteVegas

    Big fan of #7, #8, and #9. I also really like the blue alternate jersey with the skyline on #38.

  • mountio

    Love the name of the Mounties (I guess im biased) – but unfortunately not a big fan of the superhero style logo. Reminds me of the MLB logos from the McGuire/Sosa days (or the Fox Football robots).

    As for my favourite .. first of all, these entries are amazing … huge props to all. I went with #8 .. but would be happy with a bunch of these

  • WhiteVegas

    I’m a little disappointed no one kept the name Raptors but changed the mascot to an Owl or some other Canadian bird of prey. I think that may be a solution that makes everyone happy (keeps the original name but gets rid of the cartoon dinosaur).

    • james

      I really hope this is a joke.

      • WhiteVegas

        No joke. That was one of the most popular ideas in the forums. Raptor refers to a bird of prey, so why not use a real Canadian bird of prey as the mascot? A velociraptor was in actuality a small turkey sized feathered dinosaur that never lived in Canada. Our current mascot is bad science from an early 90’s movie. I’d prefer a name change to Huskies but would also welcome a mascot change. You could even keep the talon grasping the basketball logo, just tweek it a bit.

        • james

          PREACH! You speak the truth.

        • SR

          The actual mascot Raptor though is easily one of the top five mascots in the league. Could you imagine him as a giant feathered owl? Definitely taking it down a notch.

    • M1GO

      #26 says hello…

      • WhiteVegas

        They were almost there, except for keeping the dinosaur. That didn’t make sense to me, having two different mascots in the logo.

        • M1GO

          Full disclosure: That one’s mine, and I totally appreciate the comments :).

          You’re right – having two mascots would’ve been odd, but I didn’t want to get rid of the current mascot as he’s pretty awesome. Two mascots can co-exist, can’t they? I just thought we could do something different to what other teams have done. Has the idea of different mascots been done before?

          Also, my idea for an alternate jersey would replace the raptor basketball claw with a slightly feathered bird claw, and maybe add a feather to the maple leaf on the back or something.

  • Dakides

    My vote went to #38 purely for the skyline alternate.

    • mountio

      agree – i like it too. I also like the CN tower being incorporated into the T in #29 .. I feel like this could subtly make it into our logo in a number of ways and could be pretty cool (regardless of name change / style change.


    Don’t see mine up there??

    • james

      Please tell me your submission is your profile pic; I would forfeit my submission to see the Toronto Turtles as the winner. I can picture it now, third jersey = army print, TMNT across the chest. Gangsta.

      • Koala

        Toronto Turtles Rock!!!

        • LUMTIMATE

          Hahah that would be dope. Pretty choked right now though, worked hard on it for this contest. Looking for an explanation.

  • TRex

    #1 red and white jersey is really good. I think its the best by far.

  • Sig

    I LOVE #9.

  • Tim W.

    I notice no one has commented on the similarities between #9 and the Sacramento Kings uniform….

    I’m not sure the Kings are a franchise you want to emulate.

    • Koala

      Mike, prague has in his long comment

    • Riyaz

      Still looks amazing. Would love to see the Raps use it as their home and away jerseys

  • ezz_bee

    Pretty hard to choose just one, so I’m glad we’re doing an elimination. I’m also curious to see whether my opinion on any of the logos changes over time. Will the one I picked now still be my favourite by the time the competition is over?

  • mike, prague

    numero #23 (after the best player ever to set foot on the court) is still out there waiting for your votes! Don’t be shy just do it. Any opinions on it?

  • ebrian

    Wow, I just feel incredibly inadequate after looking at all these submissions. Looks like we have tremendously talented individuals in this community! Great job everyone!

    I loved the skyline alternate jersey for #38, and #8 as the normal jerseys. Never been a fan of “Raptor” but the ability to just keep the word without a ridiculously looking dinosaur is fine with me. But then again I’m contradicting myself because I think the Raptor mascot is awesome. My kid loves him.

  • Riyaz

    #9 got my vote

  • ggern

    7 and 8 seems like it’s already been done before. Nothing new. Just saying…

  • Casey Sherman

    I like #29 the best, except if it was Raptors not Huskies. Actually the CN tower could be on the T in Raptors as well…

  • TorontoFanInIowa

    Love #36, just needed 1 less logo on it, 3 different logos is overkill in my opinion. Lots of great submissions though.


    #18 is my fave

  • RiceCup

    I really like #4, but i hate the huskies’ name! The #6 logo looking dope! TDOT on the jerseys would look sick!

  • woodchuck

    7 and 11 authors, you should combine your projects and send to Leiweke. Kick ass simple tasteful rebrand.

  • Donkey Kone

    My vote’s for the Arrows – but I’m a little biased… I think it’d make a good new nickname if they do decide to make a change. Lots of other great designs to pick from too. I’m a fan of the purple/red fauxback, the pupil-less Raptor and the Suspicious Husky. Nice work everybody!

  • Kitchener-er

    My vote went to #23 for its simple and brilliant design!

  • conleykid

    Man … tough decision between #9 and number #23. Both great just different names.
    Probably go with #7 because I’m more of a Raptors fan than a Husky one.

  • Andre

    I would love MLSE to change the name. Huskies would be great, since that animal still roams the earth. #7 is extremely clean design. I love the grey jersey and I love how vibrant that blue jersey is. The team looks professional and it follows the branding MLSE has. If we have to keep the Raptors name then #37 is the best one (also the blue #38 is a SICK jersey reminds me of the Golden state meets LA Clippers) The Number fonts on #37 jersey is very good too!

  • BargnaniFan

    Swing and a miss!

  • Tom Gyorko

    I like what we have now, the mascot, the logo everything is great and we need to keep it that way.

  • Tc

    #3 is sweet, simple catchy and best of all doesn’t change the name which I’m against. People know who the raptors are – Canada’s nba team lets not mess with that!

  • Bonglow

    7,8,9 are the best ones out!! Every other one is slacking, step your games up!!


    I actually want to see the Raptor back on the jersey, bring back purple, and a black and white jersey sounds perf but too close to BKN

  • Torontonian

    Which number will have the most friends to support? That’s what this poll is based on.

    • mike, prague

      Sad truth, but we all have to suck it up unfortunately …
      I actually don’t think that too many out there have chosen that method though.

  • Kombat99

    THOUGHTS: (1) I’d like to applaud everyone’s efforts!! (2) This is about logo/brand (NOT jerseys, as those simply come after a logo/identity is created for the franchise). (3) As Raptors fan from day 1, I’d proudly wear #18’s logo as it’s the most complete & pro-style sports logo in this contest (just compare it to all the logos on the NBA website- awesome job!!). (4) Entries #7-9, #37-40 while great, are NOT a brand/logo (they are simply jerseys), thus if you are in favour of changing the name to Huskies, #23 would be the leader as a result of having an actual brand/logo (the paw). (but as a person passionate about simply revamping the existing Raptors brand (much in the same way the Toronto Blue Jays revamped the existing bird), I can’t help but get really excited about that logo in #18!!). Great job once again everyone! The Raptors should hire you guys right now!!!

    • Tim W.

      If it wasn’t for that dinosaur on there, I’d agree. But every time I see the dinosaur I think of the stupid marketing gimmick that lead to the name. I HATED the name when they announced it and I think they need to get as far away from that dinosaur movie as possible. Especially considering real velociraptors didn’t even look like that. They had feathers, for one.

      Objectively, though, I think that logo is one of the most well done of the bunch. I just don’t like the whole dinosaur theme. I still like #23 the best. I like the simplicity of the paw logo.

    • DMM

      Just thought you should know what the rules were:

      You can submit whatever you like, it can be a logo, a design
      concept, a color palette, a mocked up jersey, anything goes as long as
      you get your point across.

      You are free to call the team the Raptors or the Huskies – whatever you prefer.

      A re-brand does not necessarily revolve around a new logo, but the look as a whole. Just look at the Utah Jazz. They simply went back to their original look and just recoloured they’re logo.

  • Brizzle

    17 is my fav. HMS Wiggins lol!

  • Luke Dowling

    1 and 36 are both great. New touches on the vc and tmac era jerseys

  • MensahBonsu

    Gotta go with #8, although it does remind me of the Rockets jerseys from the T-Mac/Yao days. Also loving #38 – I’m guessing it was intentional, since the alternate blue jersey actually has the flag on there, but the trim of the jersey looks like the Toronto flag. Very clever!

  • KosherHotDog66

    #7 with #11 logo and court

  • Maurício Stunitz Cruz

    #7 is great!!! Let’s come back the Huskies with a clean cut!

  • sham13ert

    That Maple Leaf on #15 is super clean. The font styling needs some work, but going with a clean san serif and the red and white theme is a nice touch that leans the styling toward Canada.

    If you took the font styling of Simon Chen in #’s 7, 8 and 9, the color scheme of #8 and paired them up with the icon of #15, you’d have a pretty damn good jersey.

  • themaven

    Here’s the thing – you go with a vote, you get a flavour of the moment result; just how they got stuck with “Raptors”.

    (Which they should live with, because if the people should get what they want, they should live with the consequences (i.e. the Huskies had their chance).)

    So the best advice would be to heed the results of a vote, but not be bound by them. So, for example, I might take the very innovative maple leaf-raptor claw design from #15 and use it in the clean lines of #39.

  • gametime

    My two cents – we’re trying to create a brand that will attract draftees and fa’s in the future with something they can be proud of (and most of them are American players). Knowing this is very important. So we have to find the balance of not looking like ‘the Canadian national team’, but yet, still ensuring a hint of Canadiana is included in the new identity as this is Canada’s only NBA franchise (and blue & white, while awesome for us Toronto Maple Leaf fans too, are colours despised by the rest of Canada with so many passionate ‘Leaf haters). #18 and #23 have the logos to make an official pitch to MLSE. I wonder if there are any Raptors management browsing this thread… ‘Lots of talent here that I’m sure are willing to officially help the Raptors with all areas of merchandising from what I’ve seen.

  • Randeep

    Paw Ball is the best

  • Shadow Of Christ

    Real talk, MLSE and the Raptors should take the JT II (#38) design… It’s simple and clean enough that there wouldn’t be too much design issues… It’s different enough to be a legit uniform upgrade. The 2nd alternate is a great touch. I’d personally make it purple for a throwback effect… otherwise it’s the best one of the 41 submissions… Design #1 (Sleek) also looks goods as a throwback… would be good if the home jersey was white with red and claw marks and the away was red with black and claw marks. 3rd favourite is JT IV (#40). It would be great for that design to have a 2nd alternate jersey as well. The other JT designs look similar to other team jerseys. JT I looks like ATL’s jerseys and JT III looks like Houston’s.

  • mike, prague

    Lol, somebody went on a dislike rant …

  • themaven

    The raptor clawmarks are stylish, but a bit too reminiscent of the old (Van) grizzlies jerseys with the bear clawmarks.

    It’s great when teams (e.g. the Warriors or Blazers) go off the grid with their “The City” (with the GG Bridge below) and “Rip City” jerseys. How about a “cabbagetown” or “hogtown” alternate for the Raps?

  • a guy

    Feeling #23 but I like #30’s name Blizzards but the drawing is not enough for me and the logo needs to be changed

    • mike, prague

      Blizzard is cool … but for some reason I like Red Fox more …

  • LeafsFan

    I’d like the Mounties idea if Toronto actually had Mounties. Or Ontario for that matter.

  • RaptorsFan14

    I say #1, I like the idea of the claws and the old school raptor jerseys

  • Andre Julian Ward

    I’m surprised Clever T and Let it Flow didn’t get more votes.

  • Andre Julian Ward

    I’m surprised Clever T and Let it Flow didn’t get more votes..

  • Sheptor

    The Huskies and “Canadian” Raptors are by far the best however I am completely against losing the Raptors Name. Also I would love to see the same “Canadian” one done in purple. This is ultimately what we should be going for. An updated jersey with some purple if we want to create any sort of “club” atmosphere and loyalty. So again Canadian version but purple because the Greta are off the chaaaiinn, son.

    • Sheptor

      Greta = grey

  • Kevin Naidu

    11, 23, 24 and 36 has got my vote! one that stands out to me is number 11! but if we want to stay with the established brand then I say go with 24

  • johng_3

    #11 is by far the best one

  • langstenM


    • langten

      OLD RENEWED please this would be great to go back to the retros an all the good history we had

  • Oldrenwed

    Everyone vote for the #36 renewed

    • Drizzy

      We need these back we did so well in those jerseys drake would be proud an the fans

  • Alex

    Raptors is a great name, but it’s been misinterpreted. There are actual raptors living today in Toronto and area (I live here and see them regularly). Check out images of: Coopers hawk, Red tailed hawk, Northern Harrier, Kestrel (Sparrow Hawk) Sharp shinned hawk and more. All of these have great image and logo potential — just pick one. That way the team’s image will actually relate to the city they play and live in (not to a 1990’s Spielberg flick).

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    36 is fantastic.

  • CashGameND

    I know I’m super late to the party but I was looking these all over & got inspired to throw something together. I do love parts of our original look, and I took the parts I liked, changed them up a bit, and combined them with the new jayhawks/cream style 3rd jerseys they came out this year (which I really like). Heres the image from the nights work, real rough, but was fun throwing it together.

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    1st was fav and 36 was second favourite

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  • Jacqueda

    If they get renamed to Huskies they will be the second thought of team in basketball with that name after UCONN. Bad Idea.

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