Commemoration of the Danforth Tragedy

The City of Toronto and Danforth community invite all Torontonians to ceremonies on July 21 and 22 remembering those who lost their lives and recognizing those injured during the July 22, 2018 shooting on Danforth Ave.

Both events will be solemn commemorations. Media and the public are asked to respect the privacy of those impacted by the shooting. The City of Toronto Community Safety & Wellbeing Unit, Victim Services Toronto, and St. John’s Ambulance including therapy dogs will be available for those who require emotional support or resources during the commemorative events.

Commemorative Ceremony:
Sunday, July 21 at 1:30pm
Withrow Park (North East corner) – 725 Logan Ave.
The ceremony will include the reading of names, a moment of silence, a musical selection from an interfaith choir, a recognition of the injured, and a poem written and read by the City of Toronto Poet Laureate, Al Moritz.

Community Vigil:
Monday, July 22 at sunset (8:51pm)
Alexander the Great Parkette (Logan Ave. and Danforth Ave.)
A moment of silence will be observed and nearby church bells will toll in remembrance of the two young women who lost their lives. Community members may wish to bring candles.

As both ceremonies are outside, those wishing to attend are reminded to check the weather and prepare for the conditions, including bringing an umbrella for rain, or hats and water for hot weather.

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