Media Advisory
April 25, 2018

The City of Toronto will host the #TorontoStrong Vigil this Sunday evening 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.
Date: Sunday, April 29        
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St.
Details, including arrangements to accommodate broadcast media, are still being finalized.
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.
Additional details, including how residents and faith groups can participate, as well as the expected vigil program, will be posted on the following web page as they become available:
Members of the public are encouraged to ride public transit to the #TorontoStrong Vigil as road closures may be in effect in the area.
More information about Faith in the City is available at
More information about the Toronto Area Interfaith Council is available at
Residents and the public can also contribute to the #TorontoStrong fund which will support 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
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Eric Holmes
Strategic Communications
Keerthana Kamalavasan
Office of the Mayor