Memorials and rallies for those murdered or injured in the attacks in Paris this past Friday are being held all over Toronto, and acorss the country. The CN Tower, the Toronto sign at City Hall, and other monuments in the city were light in red, white and blue in honour of the French flag. Hundreds of people gathered at Nathan Phillip's Square to show their support for the victims and families of these brutal attacks. France has since declared that it is at war with ISIS, and has requested extending the state of emergency a further three months. Time will tell Canadian involvement.
This show of support and solidarity for the people of France demonstrated the warmth of the Toronto people. Representing the diversity of Toronto's population, the crowd at City Hall was proof that despite the intention of the terrorists in incite fear into the people, that humanity draws together when faced with tragedy and assault.