Backgrounder: Yonge Street Incident
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April 25, 2018
The City extends its deepest sympathies to those affected by Monday’s horrific incident and thanks those who assisted and continue to assist at the scene, including first responders, members of the public, Toronto Public Health staff who provided CPR, hospital staff and others.
At present, the number of deaths confirmed by officials is 10 and the number of injured is at 15.
The City of Toronto extends thanks to all residents for their patience and understanding while we continue to work with our partners in response to today’s tragic incident.
Those affected by the incident and requiring immediate assistance can call the Canadian Red Cross at 416-676-8558
Toronto Police Services
- Police are requesting the assistance of the public who may have witnessed this incident.
- Anyone with information is asked to please call the investigative hotline at 416-808-8750. A web portal has been opened for anyone who is able to submit photos and/or videos of the incident to https://222tips.com/.
- A separate hotline for anyone missing a friend or family member is 416-808-8085.
- Visit the Toronto Police Services news release page for updates: http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/.
Road Closures and Transit
- All roads have been re-opened.
- TTC has resumed full service at North York Centre Station.
- Follow @TTCnotices on Twitter for TTC updates.
City Council Meeting
- City Council met Tuesday, April 24 at 9:30 a.m. to express condolences, and then immediately recessed for the balance of the day.
- Council reconvened on Wednesday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m. for its regular meeting.
North York Civic Centre
- North York Civic Centre (NYCC) re-opened on Wednesday, April 25.
- Staff located at NYCC, including Mel Lastman Square, Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre and Gibson House, are asked to report to work if they are able.
- All services, meetings and permits on April 25 will occur as scheduled,
- All other City facilities remain open and meetings and public consultations will occur as scheduled.
- For further updates on the status of North York Civic Centre, follow @TorontoComms on Twitter or call 311.
- The City of Toronto will host the #TorontoStrong Vigil on Sunday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at Mel Lastman Square.
- Members of the public are encouraged to attend and support all those who have been affected by Monday’s tragedy in Toronto.
- This City-hosted vigil, organized in collaboration with community groups Faith in the City and the Toronto Area Interfaith Council, will be an interfaith demonstration of Toronto’s diverse communities as well as a display of the city’s resiliency.
- The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Foundation, has established the #TorontoStrong support fund in response to the tragic incident at Yonge and Finch.
- All money donated will go to supporting victims and their families, first responders and those affected by the trauma, through organizations including Victim Services Toronto and other supporting partner organizations.
- To learn more about the #TorontoStrong fund and to contribute, visit: torontofoundation.ca/torontostrong/.
- The Toronto Sign has been dimmed
- Flags at all City of Toronto facilities are half-masted, where operationally feasible.
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