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City teams up with Toronto Foundation to create fund for van attack victims

Last Updated Apr 25, 2018 at 4:39 pm EDT

The Toronto Strong fund has been set up to coordinate various fund raising efforts that were created in response to Monday's deadly van attack in Toronto. torontofoundation.ca/torontostrong/

In the wake of Monday’s deadly van attack at Yonge and Finch, Torontonians and companies alike have come forward to help victims and their families with monetary donations.

On Wednesday, Mayor John Tory announced the Toronto Strong Fund, along with a website to coordinate fundraising efforts.

“We’re going to sit down … with a couple of the grassroots organizations that have in very good faith and in the best Toronto way stepped up to to try to raise money and see if we can’t coordinate all this, so that anybody who donates will know exactly how the money is going to be administered and we can find common cause in terms of where it goes,” he said at city hall.

The Toronto Foundation, which partnered with the city to manage donations, said it has received $200,000 combined from RBC, TD Bank and CIBC. And CN announced it had donated $50,000 to the fund.

Tory also announced a vigil to be held on Sunday night at Mel Lastman Square.

To donate to the Toronto Strong Fund, visit torontofoundation.ca/torontostrong.