The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses its deep condolences to all those who lost family and friends in the terrible attack in Toronto. May the memory of the victims be eternal. Вічная пам’ять.
Yesterday, 10 people were killed and 15 injured in a deliberate and disgraceful attack when a man drove a van onto a busy pedestrian street near Yonge Street and Finch Avenue.
“As a lifelong Torontonian, I was extremely shocked by yesterday’s cowardly attack in our wonderful city,” stated Paul Grod, national president of the UCC. “Our Ukrainian Canadian community joins all Canadians in prayer and remembrance for the victims and hopes for a speed recovery for all those injured. We express our gratitude to the Toronto Police Department, paramedics and all first responders, whose courage saved lives and prevented further injuries.”
Toronto is home to the largest Ukrainian community in Canada. It is a welcoming, open and diverse city. We stand in solidarity with the people of Toronto. As Mayor John Tory said, “Toronto is a city that will not be cowed, will not be afraid, and will not waiver in the values that we hold dear.”