Please join me at 1:30pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the outdoor stage in Mel Lastman Square for the one-year commemoration of the Yonge Street Tragedy. As Toronto’s Poet Laureate, I will take part in the ceremony by presenting a poem.
On April 23, 2018, Ten people died as the result of a van attack on Toronto’s Yonge Street. Many others were injured. The victims who lost their lives were identified as:
Beutis Renuka Amarasingha, 45, of Toronto
Andrea Bradden, 33, of Woodbridge
Geraldine Brady, 83, of Toronto
So He Chung, 22, of Toronto
Anne Marie D’Amico, 30, of Toronto
Mary Elizabeth Forsyth, 94, of Toronto
Ji Hun Kim, 22, who was a student living in Toronto but was from South Korea
Dorothy Sewell, 80, of Toronto
Chul Min Kang, 45, of Toronto
Munir Abdo Habib Najjar, 85, who was visiting Toronto from Jordan
Again, the memorial event will take place on the outdoor stage of Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto. All are welcome.