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Tributes pour in following Toronto van attack

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Apr 24th, 2018

Tributes have begun to pour in on social media following the tragic events on Monday afternoon at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue.

Ten people were killed and 15 more were injured when a rental van plowed through a group of pedestrians.

The hashtags #TorontoStrong has emerged among many of the tributes as well.

The Maple Leafs held a moment of silence before Game 6 Monday night against the Boston Bruins.

Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer rose in the House of Commons to share his thoughts and prayers with the victims and asked for the Prime Minister to share any updates as they become available.

“I speak for all parliamentarians when I say that our thoughts and prayers of the victims of the recent tragic situation that’s unfolding in Toronto right now. I wonder if the prime minister will join me in sending our best wishes to the community impacted and update the house with any information that they might be able to share as this situation unfolds.

Trudeau responded to Scheer saying,”Our thoughts are obviously with those who affected by this incident. We are still gathering information and as soon as we can we will share more information with Canadians.”

Premier Kathleen Wynne has commented on the incident as well, saying they are following the situation closely.

Wynne spoke with the media outside her office at Queen’s Park and says she has been briefed by the provincial security adviser.

“This is a frightening and tragic situation.” Wynne says, “What I want people to know is all levels of government and police services are working together so the OPP and the RCMP and the Toronto Police Service, all levels are working together and the information is flowing among those organizations.”

Ontario PC Party leader Doug Ford and Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath have both tweeted out thoughts and prayers, thanking first-responders on the scene.

Mayor John Tory has also released a statement.

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also tweeted out a statement, saying his thoughts are with all those affect by the horrific events unfolding at Yonge and Finch.

The city has announced the Toronto sign has been dimmed and all official flags will be flown at half-mast until further notice.

Tributes continue to pour in on Twitter as well.


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