Silent vigil for Paris terror victims planned today at Toronto's Nathan Philips Square
A silent vigil is planned for the victims of the Paris attacks at Nathan Philips Square today at 2 p.m., hosted by the French Consulate in Toronto.
Mayor John Tory and French Consul General Marc Trouyet will be in attendance, according to a tweet by the mayor. For more details visit the Facebook event page.
Following the series of attacks in Paris Friday night that claimed the lives of 127 people and injured more than 200, statements of support poured in worldwide including from Toronto’s mayor.
“The people of Toronto stand with Paris and offer our solidarity and support at this heartbreaking time,” he said in a tweet.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his remarks to reporters at a news conference at the Ottawa airport.
“These terrorist attacks are deeply worrying and obviously unsettling to people around the world… We will continue to engage with our allies around the world in ensuring the safety of Canadians and others, both here at home and around the world,” he said.
Overnight Friday the CN Tower and the TORONTO sign in Nathan Philips Square were illuminated in the colours of the French flag – red, white and blue – in solidarity and support of the people of France.