Media Statement
September 20, 2021

The City of Toronto offers its deepest condolences to the family and friends of City employee, Thane Murray, who has tragically died following a shooting in Regent Park on September 18.

The incident is under investigation by Toronto Police Service, and the City is cooperating with police on the investigation.

Thane worked in recreation programs at several recreation facilities in the City’s east end with the City’s Parks, Forestry & Recreation division. Thane was a well-regarded member of the Toronto Public Service and a much-loved community member who will be deeply missed.

“My thoughts go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Thane Murray. We know he touched many lives through his work at recreation facilities in the City’s east end and his death has shocked so many in our Parks, Forestry and Recreation division. This is a tragedy for the Regent Park community and our entire city. I know Toronto Police are working to solve this murder and bring those responsible to justice.
– Mayor John Tory

“Yesterday, I was in Regent Park speaking to residents about the reprehensible gun violence and sudden death of, Thane Murray, a well-known City youth and recreation worker in the community. In particular, it’s the youth and recreation workers and the incredible kids who knew firsthand of Thane’s hard work and deep passion for youth empowerment that are feeling this tragic loss the hardest. Thane will be missed by many and I’m thinking about his family and many friends in this difficult time.”
– Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Toronto Centre)

“My condolences to the family and friends of Thane Murray. He was much-loved in the community and was a highly-respected member of the City’s recreation staff. He will be deeply missed by community members and colleagues alike.”
– City Manager Chris Murray

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