The devastating van attack in Toronto yesterday has left many in shock, and although the tragedy of the events may have raised feelings of uncertainty and grief for both the victims and city that it affected, it also highlighted that all of the city’s residents, both past and present, have each other’s backs through this hard time.
Here are some of the city’s major figures showing their support after yesterday’s events:
Heartbreaking news out of Toronto today
No words.. RS
— Ron Sexsmith (@RonSexsmith) April 23, 2018
All of my love to Toronto. Heartbreaking. ❤️
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) April 23, 2018
We just heard what happened back home in Toronto. We’re sending our love to the families affected by this senseless act. Feeling very confused by this.
— Walk off the Earth (@WalkOffTheEarth) April 24, 2018
— steven page (@stevenpage) April 23, 2018
Praying for my city. Praying for Toronto. Praying for the souls of the precious lives that were TAKEN today at Yonge & Finch/Sheppard. Praying for their family’s hearts to be comforted. Praying for those fighting for their lives Praying mental health is taken more seriously. 😢
— Jully Black (@JullyBlack) April 23, 2018
Prayers for Toronto. ❤️
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) April 23, 2018
Our thoughts continue to be with all those affected by yesterday’s tragedy and we hope that Toronto continues to remain strong and supportive of one another during this difficult time. If you are a Toronto resident looking for ways to lend a helping hand, Sunnybrook Hospital has issued a call for blood donors; visit blood.ca for more information. There is also a GoFundMe that has been created to help raise money to cover funeral costs for victims who lost their lives and a crowdfunding project by Islamic Relief Canada, with all donations going toward helping the families of those affected.