T.O. attack victims get funds raised to support recovery
Victims and families impacted by two major tragedies in Toronto this year have officially received millions of dollars raised to support their recovery.
The city says a campaign dubbed Toronto Strong raised more than $4 million to support both victims of an April van attack in which 10 people were killed and 16 injured, as well as a shooting on bustling Danforth Ave. in which a teenage woman and a 10-yearold girl were killed and 13 wounded.
The funds were dispersed by former city mayor and longtime community activist Barbara Hall after consultations with victims, families, medical practitioners and social service providers.
The city didn’t say exactly how the money was distributed, but says deciding factors included both shortand long-term injuries the survivors sustained.
It says the impacts of the deaths on surviving family members were also considered. The city says it will start holding consultations on permanent memorials for the van attack and Danforth shooting victims early next year.