Toronto plans vigil for the victims of the Danforth shooting one year ago
Toronto, July 22 (IBNS): A commemoration ceremony was held yesterday at Greektown’s Withrow Park, Toronto to mark the anniversary of the shooting in Toronto’s Danforth which had taken the lives of 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis, and injured 13 others, media reports said.
Faisal Hussain had walked through the neighbourhood on July 22, 2018, shooting at people on the street, on patios and in restaurants.
One year ago today, we were forever changed. Today, we remember those lost and impacted by the senseless tragedy on the Danforth. We also remember those who both responded and came together to help those in need. #TorontoStrong @Toronto_Fire @TorontoPolice @TorontoMedics pic.twitter.com/GbxZvH2OB4— Matthew Pegg (@ChiefPeggTFS) July 22, 2019
Tonight, the clock tower will be dimmed to honour Julianna Kozis & Reese Fallon who lost their lives and the innocent victims injured in the tragedy on the Danforth 1 year ago today. #Mississauga stands with #TorontoStrong. My heart goes out to all those impacted by this tragedy. pic.twitter.com/wBOXgjfzdk— Bonnie Crombie ðŸ‡¨ðŸ‡¦ (@BonnieCrombie) July 22, 2019
Rows of chairs in front of the stage and the surrounding grass were filled with several hundred people including friends and family of the victims, as well as survivors, Danforth residents, first responders, politicians and others.
A community vigil would be held tonight at 8:51 p.m. ET. at Alexander the Great Parkette, at the northeast corner of Logan and Danforth avenues.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)