Commemoration of the Danforth Tragedy

The City of Toronto and Danforth community invite all Torontonians to ceremonies on July 21 and 22 remembering those who lost their lives and recognizing those injured during the July 22, 2018 shooting on Danforth Ave.

Both events will be solemn commemorations. Media and the public are asked to respect the privacy of those impacted by the shooting. The City of Toronto Community Safety & Wellbeing Unit, Victim Services Toronto, and St. John’s Ambulance including therapy dogs, will be available for those who require emotional support or resources during the commemorative events.

Sunday, July 21 at 1:30 p.m.
Withrow Park
725 Logan Ave.

The City commemorative ceremony will take place in the northeast corner of Withrow Park.

The ceremony will include the reading of names, a moment of silence, a musical selection from an interfaith choir, a recognition of the injured, and a poem written and read by the City of Toronto Poet Laureate, Al Moritz.

As the ceremony is outside, those wishing to attend are reminded to check the weather and prepare for the conditions, including bringing an umbrella for rain, or hats and water for hot weather.

Please note, there is limited parking surrounding the park and temporary road closures may be in effect. For those considering transit, Withrow Park is approximately a 10-minute walk from TTC Line 2 Chester or Pape Stations, the 504 streetcar stop at Broadview Ave. at Withrow Ave., and the 506 streetcar stop at Gerrard St. E. at Logan Ave.

Monday, July 22 at sunset (8:51 p.m.)
Alexander the Great Parkette

A community vigil will take place in Alexander the Great Parkette at the intersection of Logan Ave. and Danforth Ave.

A moment of silence will be observed and nearby church bells will toll in remembrance of the two young women who lost their lives. Community members may wish to bring candles.

As the ceremony is outside, those wishing to attend are reminded to check the weather and prepare for the conditions, including bringing an umbrella in the event of rain.

Please note there is limited parking surrounding the parkette and temporary road closures may be in effect.