Musicians Send Love to Toronto Following Van Attack
July Talk, PUP, Tanya Tagaq, Born Ruffians and more have all sent out tributes in the wake of the tragedy
See a selection of tributes from musicians down below.
all the love toronto.— July Talk (@julytalk) April 24, 2018
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Toronto: let's continue be the loving, open, caring and progressive place that we are now and in the coming days. No-one will take that from us because that is who we are as a city. Take care of yourselves and your neighbours ❤️❤️— PUP (@puptheband) April 23, 2018
awful. stay safe, toronto.— born ruffians (@BornRuffians) April 23, 2018
❤️ Toronto— Weaves (@weavesmusic) April 23, 2018
A devastating day for #Toronto. I have no words in this moment. Our thoughts are with the families & loved ones grieving this tragedy & with our ever strong city. Terror is a modern reality & conversations about mental illness are evolving & necessary. We're safe. Hope u are too.— The Darcys (@itsthedarcys) April 23, 2018
Oh our city. Our hearts. 💔— tanya tagaq (@tagaq) April 23, 2018
Praying for my city. Praying for Toronto. Praying for the souls of the precious lives that were TAKEN today at Yonge & Finch/Sheppard. Praying for their family's hearts to be comforted. Praying for those fighting for their lives Praying mental health is taken more seriously. 😢— Jully Black (@JullyBlack) April 23, 2018
People think immigration, religion, gender, classism etc etc is the "root cause" of what's happening in cities around the world. It's MENTAL HEALTH. People are not well. We are becoming traumatized and desensitized at the same time. Healing and change needs to happen.— Prey For the World (@KardinalO) April 24, 2018
All of my love to Toronto. Heartbreaking. ❤️— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) April 23, 2018
Police have identified 25-year-old Alek Minassian from Richmond Hill as the driver and taken him into custody; he's slated to appear in court later this morning. Officials maintain that there is no national security concern with regards to the attack.
Toronto police are still seeking witnesses to come forward with information about the attack. A hotline for family and friends seeking information about loved ones has also been set up. See full contact information below.
Please RT: Yonge/Finch Incident: Investigative Tip Hotline 416-808-8750 Video/Photo web upload link https://t.co/EqhexWACIJ. Anonymous tips Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 ~ Family/Friend hotline 416-808-8085 ~ Victim Services 416-808-7066 ^sm pic.twitter.com/JXqXekIhv6— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) April 24, 2018
For anyone struggling to cope with news of the attack, a number of resources have been compiled here.