Jonathan Scott, Laura Vandervoort, Patrick J. Adams and more stars have shared their love and support for Toronto following a tragic mass shooting that took place in the city's 'Greektown' neighbourhood on Sunday night (July 22). A 29-year-old opened fire on a number of restaurants along Danforth Ave just after 10 pm, killing 18-year-old Reese Fallon and a 10-year-old girl, and injuring 12 more.
Shortly after gunman Faisal Hussain terrorized the city, Arcade Fire finished up a set at the Budweiser Stage by the waterfront and learned what had happened. "We just got off stage tonight in Toronto and heard the news about the shooting on Danforth," they tweeted. "Sending all our love to those affected." HGTV star Jonathan Scott said, "Toronto I’m standing with you today" alongside broken heart and tearful face emojis.
Former Suits star Patrick J. Adams also took to Twitter to share his feelings: "Another night of senseless loss and brutality in my home town. Praying that some of these reported injuries from the shooting don’t turn into fatalities. Thank you to all the officers and doctors working hard tonight to deal with the aftermath. #danforth"
A host of stars, politicians and athletes poured out their feelings on social media with the hashtags #danforth and #torontostrong. See them all below.
Another night of senseless loss and brutality in my home town. Praying that some of these reported injuries from the shooting don’t turn into fatalities. Thank you to all the officers and doctors working hard tonight to deal with the aftermath. #danforth
— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) July 23, 2018
Toronto I’m standing with you today .
— Jonathan Silver Scott (@MrSilverScott) July 23, 2018
Another senseless shooting in my home town. Heart broken to hear about the #Danforth shooting this morning. My love and condolences to the victims and their families. Praying those injured are able to recover not only physically but emotionally. #toronto
— Laura Vandervoort (@Vandiekins22) July 23, 2018
We just got off stage tonight in Toronto and heard the news about the shooting on Danforth. Sending all our love to those affected.
— Arcade Fire (@arcadefire) July 23, 2018
A few years ago I chose to move to the east end of Toronto, first to East York and then the beach. Every day I've been reminded why I made that choice. I truly love it here. What happened on the Danforth last night was ugly, opportunistic barbarism.
Toronto can and will endure.
— Jay Baruchel (@BaruchelNDG) July 23, 2018
“This is where we used to live.” For 25 years. And it’s where my kids live. What an awful, violent year for Toronto. #Danforth
— steven page (@stevenpage) July 23, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones and everyone affected by yesterday’s tragic incident. Thank you to our city’s first responders. #TorontoStrongpic.twitter.com/IhFLAOWPAa
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 23, 2018
My thoughts are with everyone affected by the terrible tragedy on the Danforth last night in Toronto, and may the injured make a full recovery. The people of Toronto are strong, resilient and brave - and we’ll be there to support you through this difficult time.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 23, 2018
— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) July 23, 2018
Woke up and heard about the mass shooting here in our amazing city! Really sad by the news and for everyone that was involved. Prayers go out to the victims and their families! #TorontoStrong
— Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4) July 23, 2018
Dear hatred...— Kate Drummond (@KateDrummond_) July 23, 2018
You can break my heart, but you won't break my spirit.
I will not give in to your darkness.
There is too much light in our city.
There is so much love.
Waking up to the news about last nights shooting in the #Danforth . Thoughts & prayers go out to the victims of this tragedy. This great city of Toronto will stand strong but we need to put an end to these acts of violence! #TorontoStrong
— Justin Morrow (@justmorrow) July 23, 2018
— Gabrielle Daleman (@gabby_daleman) July 23, 2018
We’re going to figure this out #Toronto..
It’s why we’re the greatest city in the world
Let’s honour those effected tonight through our actions
— Humble The Poet (@humblethepoet) July 23, 2018
Hoping for answers, recoveries, SOLUTIONS to these senseless shootings. #TorontoStrong ❤️
— Natalie Brown (@Brownnmiss) July 23, 2018
Tonight, a despicable act has been perpetrated on the Danforth in our city. On behalf of all Toronto residents, I am outraged that someone has unleashed such a terrible attack on our city and people innocently enjoying a Sunday evening.
— John Tory (@TorontosMayor) July 23, 2018
— Mishael Morgan (@MishaelMorgan1) July 24, 2018
Hey Toronto! What if this week we all tried to go to the #Danforth for dinner, or for an ice cream, or just for a walk. Show support to our neighbours. We are a city of communities and we are nothing without each other! #TorontoTheGood#TorontoStrong
— Tara Spencer-Nairn (@TSpencerNairn) July 23, 2018
Sending good thoughts to the people of Danforth! ❤️
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) July 23, 2018
— Bif Naked (@bifnaked) July 23, 2018
Loves you Toronto. https://t.co/tk2U9SFb7b
— Alan Doyle (@alanthomasdoyle) July 23, 2018
So sad to hear what happen in Toronto. Don’t even know what to say
— Classified (@classified) July 23, 2018
Waking up to the awful #Toronto news is sickening. So many friends there right now. Can’t imagine the mess I’d be rn if any of them were involved. Thinking of everyone ❤️
— Nicholas Hamilton (@Nic_Hamilton) July 23, 2018
Oh no Toronto. This is devastating and infuriating. Hold each other close, now more than ever. The rest of Canada is sending superhuman strength.
— Jonathan Torrens (@TorrensJonathan) July 23, 2018
Another tragedy in my city. I’m beside myself. Out and about on the streets today. If u see me, feel free to say hi. #TorontoStrong
— Scott Helman (@ScottHelman) July 23, 2018