Friday marked the end of an era in Toronto, as Josh Donaldson – 2015 American League MVP and one of the most valuable players to ever wear a Blue Jays uniform – was traded to the Cleveland Indians along with a reported $2.7 million for a player to be named later.

It was a sad ending to Donaldson’s impressive tenure in Toronto which spanned four seasons and included some of the most prolific campaigns ever produced by a Blue Jay.

From 2015-17, only baseball’s golden boy Mike Trout produced more fWAR than Donaldson, but statistical player value was just one of the many reasons he was so important to the Canadian nation.

Donaldson also helped energize a playoff-starved fanbase who salivated for meaningful baseball to happen north of the border for the first time since winning World Series titles in 1992 and 1993.

JD added swagger to a club already oozing it courtesy of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, but was missing that extra middle-of-the-order bat needed to take them to the postseason.

He also … brought the rain.

With Donaldson forced to trade his Canadian garbs in exchange for a ticket to The Rock and Roll Capital of the World, let’s remember six of his finest moments with the Blue Jays.

Get your umbrellas ready.

The dive: June 24, 2015

Three months into his first season with the Blue Jays, Donaldson had already won over fans in Toronto thanks to his hitting and home-run prowess, but on this June afternoon, it was his defense that wowed those in attendance at Tropicana Field.

With teammate Marco Estrada authoring a perfect game into the eighth inning, Donaldson tracked a pop-up from David DeJesus into foul territory towards the seats down the third base line and courageously dove head-first into the stands to make an awe-inspiring grab.