The City of Toronto will virtually commemorate the Danforth Tragedy that occurred on July 22, 2018. This year’s commemoration will take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consideration for public health and safety.
In remembrance of the two young girls who lost their lives, 13 others who were seriously injured and all those impacted by the tragedy, Mayor John Tory will provide a statement at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22.
Mayor Tory will be joined by Councillor Paula Fletcher, Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth, and representatives from the families of Reese Fallon and Julianna Kozis, the victims of the fatal shooting, for a private ceremony to show support, remember the tragic incident and honour the victims.
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.
In 2019, two trees were planted in the northeast corner of Withrow Park in memory of Reese and Julianna. 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 be dimmed tomorrow night 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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To respect the privacy of the victims’ families in attendance and to encourage and maintain physical distancing, CP24 will provide pool coverage at Toronto TOC and/or Dejero Multipoint as part of the Network COVID pools distribution plan. For further information on this option, contact Troy Gallant at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, additional media are not able to attend the ceremony in person and must use footage of the ceremony from the pool coverage provided by CP24.
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Photographs taken during the ceremony will be made available to media. Please contact Ray Park at email@example.com to obtain the photos.
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