Toronto to commemorate second anniversary of Danforth shooting today

Jul 22 2020, 6:13 am

The City of Toronto is virtually commemorating the Danforth Tragedy that occurred on July 22, 2018, on Wednesday morning.

The ceremony is in remembrance of the two young girls who lost their lives, 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis, and 13 others who were injured by the mass shooter.

Mayor John Tory will provide a statement at 9:30 am and will be joined by Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 14 Toronto-Danforth, and representatives from the families of Fallon and Kozis.

“As this commemoration may bring back painful and traumatic memories, those who require support or counselling are advised to call 211 or visit the Mental Health Resources web page to access more information on mental health support, including a list of City partners that are offering free mental health services,” the City said in a statement.

In 2019, two trees were planted in the northeast corner of Withrow Park in memory of Fallon and Kozis.

Families and friends may visit Withrow Park throughout the day and lay flowers at the commemorative trees while maintaining physical distancing and in accordance with appropriate public health orders.

The Toronto Sign will also be dimmed tonight in memory of those killed and injured during this tragic incident.

More information about the City’s virtual commemoration can be found on the City’s website.

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