April 24 – The suspect, a 25-year-old man from Richmond Hill, has been charged with 10 counts of First Degree Murder, and 13 counts of Attempted Murder.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the fatal van attack in Toronto:
“It was with great sadness that I heard about the tragic and senseless attack that took place in Toronto this afternoon. On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed, and my thoughts for a fast and full recovery to those injured.
“I thank the first responders at the scene who managed this extremely difficult situation with courage and professionalism. They faced danger without hesitation, and their efforts no doubt saved lives and prevented further injuries.
“We should all feel safe walking in our cities and communities. We are monitoring this situation closely, and will continue working with our law enforcement partners around the country to ensure the safety and security of all Canadians.”
April 23 – Ten people are dead after a van mounted a curb and drove along a busy Toronto sidewalk early this afternoon. Toronto’s deputy police chief adds 15 people were injured in this incident near Yonge and Finch around 1:30 this afternoon. No motive for this incident has become apparent, while Toronto Police cannot yet say if it was intentional. Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale says it is too soon to say whether this was a terrorist attack, noting the Canadian terror threat level will not change.