Toronto Pays Tribute to the French Victims and Stand in Support with France (Best Photos)
by Roberto Machado Noa
In an emotive vigil held today in Nathan Phillips Square, the people of Toronto took a stand against terror once more. They also honored the victims of yesterday's terror attacks.
Signs stating "No Fear", "Vive La France" and French flags were seen during the event.
Personalities included: Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Carolyn Bennett, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath and the Consul General of France in Toronto among others
Scenes of sadness and pain were common but at the same time the resolution not to be fearful because of terror was in the air
Parents teaching their children the love for France and to stand against evil was seen in the simple act of drawing a French flag with chalk on the floor. It soon became the improvised memorial wall in Nathan Phillips Square. Another child was the first in bringing his candle.
Then adults followed:
The Toronto sign remains in the colors of the French Flag: Blue, White and Red and symbolic images with strong meaning were recorded by Toronto Images
Finally a check of some of the personalities that spoke:
1-Marc Trouyet-Geneal Consul of France in Toronto
2-Carolyn Bennett, Canadian Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
3- John Tory, Mayor of Toronto city
Let us do any gesture that supports France: really pray for them, for peace or change your facebook profile picture to the French flag. Anything. Freedom is stronger than terror