Local residents and community members have started building a touching memorial for the victims in yesterday's horrific van attack, in which ten were killed and fifteen others injured. 

People in the area are adorning the intersection in handwritten letters and messages to those affected. Some have put up large squares of bristol board, and provided markers so others have space to write messages throughout the day. 

Last night, candles were lit up in the area, surrounded by flowers and messages to the victims and their families.  

"We hope that this will show that Toronto is united, Toronto is strong, Toronto can get over this," one local at the memorial says, "We can get through this but we have to act together." The handmade memorial is set up at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, where the tragedy took place yesterday at around 1:30 pm. 

Toronto residents, Canadians, and people across the world are also sharing their condolences and messages on social media, using the hashtag #TorontoStrong. The hashtag #TorontoTheGood is also being used to share bits of kindness spotted around the city, and messages of support and strength. 

A local community outreach program has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for funeral expenses for the families of the ten victims who were killed. So far, they have raised almost $28,000. 

Lyft is also showing their support by providing passengers with a free ride worth up to $15 to travel between the closed subway stations in the area.

Source: CityNews, Global News

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