Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard prepares to make his first return to Toronto to face the Raptors on Wednesday night, both he and the city found a way to thank each other.

In downtown Toronto, Leonard teamed up with New Balance to release aa massive billboard thanking the city of Toronto for their love and support during his one-year stint with the Raptors.

After Leonard played a pivotal role in bringing a championship to Toronto and helping change the organization forever, the Raptors raised the bar even more.

After releasing a touching video tribute on Tuesday, the team placed two billboards in the city, including at Scotiabank Arena, thanking Leonard with billboards that perfectly captured his personality.

Even just one year in Toronto had a profound impact on the city, the Raptors’ organization, fan base and Leonard. It’s going to be a special moment when he’s introduced to the crowd on Wednesday night and it should be a very warm and supportive reception.