By now everyone has heard of the tragedy that has happened on the Danforth. One shooter. Two people dead. Several others sent to hospital. A community left reeling.
It is heartwarming to watch as the people of this community come together in as positive a frame of mind as humanly possible.
There has been a memorial set up at the Alexander the Great Parkette in Greektown. People wander through, and gather around, the tiny corner park made smaller by the many flowers, candles, signs, and stuffed animals that people have contributed. The message is clear LOVE FOR ALL HATRED FROM NONE
On Tuesday July 31rst, 2018 in Withrow Park a block south of the Danforth at the 416 Light Up The Night event organized by Steve Mann and Geraldine Ronan, co-hosted by Colin Mochrie and Aurora Isabelle the message was written all over a sea of white shirts. Love. Peace. Compassion
The entertainers that appeared on the stage between Colin and Aurora's comical banter (Sean Jones, Alana Bridgewater, Sharon Hampson [of Sharon. Lois, and Bram fame] and Tynomi Banks) all gave respectful performances in honour of the fact that this was a family friendly event.