Not long after news of yesterday's van attack in Toronto broke, a memorial was set up near the scene to pay respect to victims of the tragedy.
The make-shift memorial, made of poster boards taped to a brick wall, appeared last night in nearby Olive Square.
The poster boards, apparently posted by a Toronto man, quickly began to grow with words from well-wishers and people paying respect to those who were killed or injured in the incident.
Messages of support and sympathy began filling the boards and many more posters were added along the brick wall.
Just across the street from all the carnage, a memorial starts to grow. People are lighting candles and writing messages for today’s victims & their families. Some cannot contain their grief. @CityNews @BTtoronto pic.twitter.com/Nfp37gQuty— Tony Fera (@tonyfera1) April 24, 2018
It wasn't long before the memorial grew to include Post-it notes, signs, candles and flowers.
A memorial is growing at Olive Square located right at Yonge & Finch this evening as people leave heartfelt messages of condolences to the victims. Notes left are written in all different languages. #TorontoStrong #TorontoAttack pic.twitter.com/UWc3J580BF— Kayla-Marie Williams (@kaylamarieTO) April 24, 2018
Many of the messages were written in different languages; a testament to the multicultural make-up of the neighbourhood and city at large.
Dozens of Muslims are at the site of the horrible tragedy that occurred at #YongeAndFinch, ahead of hundreds more that will be present tomorrow to pray for the victims and their families, and stand in solidarity with all Canadians #TorontoAttack #TorontoStrong #PrayersForToronto pic.twitter.com/sRJVAcUfNw— Blawal Aleem (@BlawalAleem) April 24, 2018
Several victims remain at Sunnybrook Hospital in varying conditions.
A father brings his young daughter to the memorial for the victims of the van attack in #Toronto. She placed heart-shaped stickers among the handwritten messages of support. pic.twitter.com/8vm04RWPwX— Kevin Misener (@Misener680NEWS) April 24, 2018
Suspect Alek Minassian appeared in court this morning and has been charged with ten counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.
by Lisa Power via blogTO