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Thousands gather to honour those affected by The Danforth shooting (PHOTOS)

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Ainsley Smith Jul 26, 2018 7:51 am 119

During a time of uncertainty and sorrow, thousands of mourners came together to honour the lives affected by the tragic mass shooting that took place in Toronto’s vibrant Greektown Sunday evening.

On Wednesday evening, a stretch of Toronto’s Danforth Avenue to Alexander the Great Parkette was filled with Torontonians who gathered for a candlelit vigil for 10-year-old Julianna Kozis of Markham, and 18-year-old Reese Fallon of Toronto, who were killed in Sunday’s shooting.

Thirteen others were injured, after 29-year-old Faisal Hussain of Toronto began firing shots at groups of people around 10 pm on Danforth Avenue. Hussain was killed during the incident.

At the parkette, a moment of silence was held to honour those affected, which was followed by a tearful rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

Mourners could be seen carrying signs that read #DanforthStrong and other messages of resilience, showing the world that this vicious attack on The Danforth won’t define who we are as a city.

Among those in attendance at Wednesday evening’s event were Toronto Mayor John Tory, Premier Doug Ford, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Cabinet Ministers and MPPs.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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