Since the devastating tragedy at Yonge St. and Finch Ave. Monday afternoon, tributes have been pouring in for the victims, families, first responders and for Toronto as a community.
At the time of publishing this post, 10 people have been killed and 15 more injured. This after a rental van plowed through a group of pedestrians.
#TorontoStrong has introduced a fleury of posts in the wake of sadness, disbelief, heartache — and solidarity.
A live eye at Yonge and Finch as passersby leave messages on a memorial …
Passersby and neighbours leave handwritten messages on a memorial to the victims of the #Toronto van attack. This is at Yonge and Finch where first of the victims were deliberately run down on sidewalks leaving 10 dead and 15 injured. pic.twitter.com/tbOfwoniPe
— Kevin Misener (@Misener680NEWS) April 24, 2018
This is one of the most shared posts, for obvious reasons …
I would like to thank the person who saved my Mother’s life today in front of shoppers drug mart on Yonge street at Madison she is 78 she was with her dog she is alive because of you. I’m so sick #Torontoattack I’m so sorry to those in my community that were killed #senseless
— Lisa Adams (@Lalisa1973) April 23, 2018
From small notes to big posters, the messages weigh heavy.
— Tammie Sutherland (@citytammie) April 24, 2018
Torontonians define Toronto.
I go to Toronto often. I’ve never felt afraid. The city is one of the best in the nation because of the people in it. I loved Toronto yesterday and I’ll love it even more tomorrow. No one tragedy defines Toronto. Torontonians define Toronto, they always have ?#TorontoAttack
— Jackie (@Jackstar009) April 23, 2018
?? is a place where when one of us gets knocked down the rest of us rally to pick them up. Tragedy in this country is always followed by strength, compassion and togetherness from coast to coast. #Canada #Toronto #YongeandFinch #TorontoAttack pic.twitter.com/8h6YPjd2GU
— Connor Baron (@Connor_Baron) April 23, 2018
This horrible tragedy brought people together in the most unlikely and beautiful ways …
Just had a grocery delivery. Delivery guy drove by the scene of the van attack. Was teary and shaking when he got here. I invited him in and we watched the coverage for a few minutes. It’s horrible. This is going to affect a lot of people in this city. #TorontoAttack
— Kevin Slater (@KevySlates) April 23, 2018
A dark night.
A dark CN Tower to remember a dark day in #Toronto…But don’t worry, as a city we will get through this, we will continue to shine bright. Thoughts and prayer for all the victims, friends and families affected by the horrific attack on Yonge Street #TorontoStrong #PrayForToronto pic.twitter.com/hpFWpiZMFv
— Nitish Bissonauth (@NBissonauth) April 24, 2018
— Kevin Frankish (@KevinFrankish) April 24, 2018
Of course our fiercest competitors are also our strongest supporters.
#bruins Patrice Bergeron just told Hockey Night in Canada that “I can guarantee you the city of Boston is with the city of Toronto.” Another example of #bostonstrong and #torontostrong coming together. #leafs #tmltalk
— Mike Zeisberger (@Zeisberger) April 23, 2018
A very Canadian moment as the Leafs paid tribute …
We are Toronto. pic.twitter.com/7SQphtidDb
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 23, 2018
Want to help?
Sunnybrook Hospital so far has treated 10 of the victims. It has made a call for blood donations since it has the Toronto regional outpost of the Canadian Blood Services. To donate, you can visit blood.ca to find the nearest clinic.
Also, a community-focused outreach group, Canada Zakat, has set up a GoFundMe account for victims of the attack. The funds raised will help pay the funeral expenses for the families of the victims.