Toronto Pay Tribute to Paris Terror Victims


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.

hundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France

Signs stating "No Fear", "Vive La France" and French flags were seen during the event.

hundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France

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

hundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France

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

Mourners give condolences to Consul General of France in Toronto

hundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France

hundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France

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.

hundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France

hundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France

Then adults followed: 

hundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France

ghundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France

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

hundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France

hundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France

hundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France


hundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France

hundreds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to Paris Victims and to Support France


Finally  a check of some of the personalities that spoke:

1-Marc Trouyet-Geneal Consul of France in Toronto

Toronto Images: Marc Trouyet Consul General of France in Toronto. Toronto Images: Marc Trouyet


2-Carolyn Bennett, Canadian Minister of Aboriginal Affairs

Toronto Images: Carolyn Bennett minister of Aboriginal Affairs


3- John Tory, Mayor of Toronto city

Toronto Images: Mayor John Tory addresses the crowd in Nathan Phillips Square

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













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