Many Torontonians and Canadians across the country were shocked to wake up to the news of a "mass casualty" shooting incident in the city's Danforth neighbourhood, known to many as Greektown.
A frequent destination for citizens and tourists alike, the area draws thousands of people to its streets, particularly in the summer where its patios are filled with people of all ages.
Canadian band Arcade Fire had just finished their concert downtown and quickly shared their thoughts:
Steven Page, the former lead singer of Barenaked Ladies and whose songs specifically reference the area, was also quick to send out his thoughts and shock at what occurred:
Other high-profile stars with ties to the city expressed their grief and hopes for strength:
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