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Canada PM opens Toronto festival weeks after shooting

06:32  11 august  2018
06:32  11 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The Toronto International Film Festival has cancelled its opening press conference in the wake of the mass shooting in Canada’s Greektown neighbourhood which claimed two lives and left 13 July 24, 2018 8:24 pm . zero comment. 1 victim dead after man shoots 14 people in Toronto .

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be visiting Toronto ’s Greektown — the scene of a deadly shooting rampage last month — to help open a popular street festival this evening. The annual “Taste of the Danforth” celebrates the area’s many restaurants and diverse food and drink offerings.

Justin Trudeau standing in front of a crowd© Provided by thecanadianpress.com

TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau honoured the victims of the fatal Fredericton shooting during a visit to Toronto's Greektown — the scene of an other rampage last month — to help open a popular street festival.

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Trudeau told the crowd to send love and support to those reeling in Fredericton after two police officers — Const. Robb Costello and Const. Sara Burns —and two unidentified civilians were killed earlier Friday.

The annual "Taste of the Danforth" celebrates the Toronto area's many restaurants and diverse food and drink offerings.

Shooting victim attends benefit concert

  Shooting victim attends benefit concert Shooting victim attends benefit concertTORONTO - A young victim of the mass shooting in Toronto's Greektown neighbourhood was among the crowd at a benefit concert held Saturday night to raise money for those impacted by last month's violence.

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau honoured the victims of the Fredericton shooting during a visit to Toronto ’s Greektown The opening of the street festival included a minute of silence and acknowledged the efforts of first responders, as well as the many others who rushed to help the victims.

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau honoured the victims of the Fredericton shooting during a visit to Toronto ’s Greektown The opening of the street festival included a minute of silence and acknowledged the efforts of first responders, as well as the many others who rushed to help the victims.

The Danforth Avenue area was where a man began spraying bullets last month, killing a teenager and a 10-year-old girl.

It remains unclear what motivated the shooting, but the suspect's parents have said their son suffered from severe mental illness.

The opening of the festival also included a minute of silence and acknowledged the efforts of first responders, including the many people who rushed to help the victims.

"While there are many who assisted the dying and the wounded, they will be represented by Tanya Wilson, who runs a tattoo shop on the Danforth," organizers said in a release.

Wilson helped treat two of the injured in her store.

In anticipation of the event, police have closed off the major road and security is expected to be tighter than normal.

Organizers say the weekend "Taste of the Danforth" is expected to draw more than a million visitors despite the shooting — a far cry from the 5,000 who attended the first festival 25 years ago.

The festival, begun in 1993, has expanded beyond food to include various entertainment, music and dancing.

This year will feature a benefit concert for victims of the shooting. Three memorials that include flowers, cards and other items that sprang up in the aftermath of the shooting have been relocated to a nearby area.

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