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Toronto vigils are planned tonight in response to the Quebec City mosque attack

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DH Toronto Staff Jan 29, 2017 11:18 pm 603

Torontonians will rally behind Canadian Muslims tonight in response to last night’s deadly attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec.

Vigils are planned across the city to mourn the victims and take a stand against Islamophobia, hatred, and violence.

As Prime Minister Trudeau puts it, “Tonight, we grieve with the people of Ste-Foy and all Canadians.”

Quebec Shooting: Vigil on Gould Street

From the Facebook event page,

…We will be holding a [vigil] on Gould Street to mourn and unite ourselves with the innocent muslim lives that were lost on this tragic night. This will start around 6:30 pm with a couple talks and a couple spoken word piece.

In times like these we need to come together and support eachother in our low’s and high’s, for a hand can not clap on its own but takes two to make an impact. This event is inclusive, sending out a hand to people from different faiths, backgrounds, religions etc.

When: Monday, January 30, 6:30 pm
Where: 55 Gould Street, Toronto

Toronto Vigil in Solidarity with the Muslims of Québec

From the Facebook event page,

Join us on Front Campus/King’s College Circle in front of University College at the University of Toronto at 6PM as we mourn the victims of the attack and stand in solidarity with the Muslims of Québec.

You are welcome to bring candles, letters, messages, and pictures to show your support to the families of the victims. We will have some candles and lighters on hand.

When: Monday, January 30, 6:00 pm
Where: University of Toronto, 27 King’s College Circle, Toronto

Candlelight Walk for Quebec City encircles Indian Bazaar

From the Facebook event page,

One of the organizers, Leslieville historian, Joanne Doucette, said: “We need to express our sorrow and love for our neighbours and friends. Our Canada includes Muslims. Islamophobia is not the way and that this violence must stop.”

Participants will be encouraged to speak out against hatred towards Muslims whenever and wherever they see it and to donate to the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec, the target of the attack.

When: Monday, January 30, 7:45 pm
Where:
The corner of Highfield Road and Gerrard Street East and walk through the Indian Bazaar to Fatih Mosque, 182 Rhodes Avenue, Toronto

Mississauga Vigil & Prayer For The Victims In Quebec City

From the Facebook event page,

Candlelight Vigil & Prayer In Remembrance of the victims at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre. As a community, we must stand together with the victims and one another against hatred.

When: Monday, January 30, 6:30 pm
Where: Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga

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