Mayor to commemorate third anniversary of Toronto’s van attack with remarks


The City of Toronto will mark the third anniversary of the van attack today with remarks from the mayor.

The city says John Tory will deliver a commemoration this morning via livestream due to the pandemic.

Around 1:30 p.m. on an unusually warm, bright day three years ago, a 25-year-old man deliberately drove a rental van down the sidewalk of Yonge Street in the city’s north end.

Alek Minassian killed 10 people that day, including eight women, and injured 16 others, many of them catastrophically.

A judge found Minassian guilty of 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder.

He argued he should be held not criminally responsible for his actions due to his autism spectrum disorder, but the judge disagreed.