#DanforthStrong: Multiple Memorials And Fundraisers For Mass Shooting

(Photo courtesy of Jim Richards via Facebook.com)

The mass shooting on Danforth Avenue and its devastation is shining a light on Toronto’s compassion.

In the wake of the tragic shooting in Toronto’s Danforth neighbourhood Sunday night, the community is creating memorials and fundraisers to help the victims.


The shooting left two people dead and 13 others injured. It happened near Logan and Danforth avenues, just after 10 p.m.

A 29-year-old man opened fire, shooting at groups of people as he went along Danforth Avenue. An 18-year-old woman — Reese Fallon — and a 10-year-old girl were killed.

During the horrific incident, community members were quick to help each other, and first responders were quickly on scene. The help and tributes continue to pour in …


On Monday, a chalkboard memorial was created by a garden area near Logan and Danforth. It is filled with flowers, posters and supportive messages of hope.

Another memorial was started on Bain Avenue, along the sidewalk going north on Logan Avenue by neighbourhood resident Jeannette Dowson.

Dowson told Global News the idea came to her late Sunday night. Her hope is to have a supportive message written on every segment of sidewalk up until Danforth Avenue.

Also, Danforth-area Councillors Mary Fragedakis and Paula Fletcher posted a letter to Twitter on Monday afternoon, asking for people to consider donating to the #DanforthStrong GoFundMe campaign.


Monday night there was a prayer gathering at Calvary Church of Toronto.

A vigil is also being planned for the near future.

Police ask anyone with photos or videos of the Danforth attack to upload them to torontopolice.on.ca/danforthshooting.
Police also say if you or anyone you know is in need of support, you can contact Victims Services at 416-808-7066.
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