Toronto mourns with its French brethren

Hundreds fill Nathan Phillips Square Saturday in show of solidarity

On Saturday the normal hustle and bustle of Nathan Phillips Square came to a halt and was transformed into a memorial of mourning and silence.  With hundreds attending a silent vigil in response to the horrific terror attacks that took place in Paris Friday evening.

“It was heart rending” said economics student Sasha Bedrosian. “I’ve never felt a more emotional atmosphere in my life.”

Both the CN tower and the Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square were displaying the red, white and blue of the French flag.

Leaders across the world condemned the attacks that killed more than 120 people Friday evening.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his full support to France.