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.”
Toronto for #Paris pic.twitter.com/3r0OTeoUYR
— John Tory (@JohnTory) November 14, 2015
Both the CN tower and the Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square were displaying the red, white and blue of the French flag.
The CN Tower was lit in blue, white and red last night as a symbol of our solidarity with the people of France. pic.twitter.com/5nDy3sM4ED — Norm Kelly (@norm) November 14, 2015
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.
I am shocked and saddened that so many people have been killed and injured in violent attacks in #Paris. Canada stands with France.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 13, 2015