Gary Anandasangaree

Your member of parliament for


Scarborough-Rouge Park

Gary Anandasangaree

Your member of parliament for


Scarborough-Rouge Park

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It was my honour to rise in the House of Commons yesterday and pay respect to all those who were victimized by Monday’s tragedy in Toronto. Toronto is a city like no other, renowned for its rich diversity, countless opportunity and unequivocal love for all those who call our metropolis home. And yet, in an instant of unimaginable chaos, the six bustling boroughs of Toronto were stunned into silence. Marred by a mix of grief, shock, loss, horror, sadness, frustration and despair, the unmistakably bustling Toronto fell into an unfamiliar, solemn stillness. We are comforted by a nation who share in our loss. I cannot imagine what it felt like to be on Yonge Street – an area where I have gone hundreds of times in all hours of the day. My friends live, work, and study there. I always remember this block of Yonge Street as it was my Grade 8 localities studies project. The run down strip plazas and stores of the 1980’s have now been replaced with shining towers and vertical communities. The bravery summoned by our first responders, the helplessness of those who witnessed this egregious act of violence and the irreparable loss experienced by families and friends who received “the call”. Today is a day of many questions, with no real answers. As business owners open their doors Tuesday to the morning rush, young professionals ascend the subway steps to the working world and parents escort their children to school, citizens of our great city will looked to one another for a source of strength. Listening, consoling, comforting, and loving one another will get us through this senseless tragedy and, slowly, we will return to the renowned, safe, city we proudly call home.

Added April 25, 2018 from Gary Anandasangaree.