#TorontoStrong Fund raises over $1 million

A fund established by the City of Toronto in the wake of this week’s van attack surpassed over $1 million in donations Friday.

“The horrific events of April 23 have shown the world how Toronto responds to tragedy,” said Toronto Mayor John Tory.

“We are united in grief and the desire to support those affected by Monday’s attack.”

The city says money is coming from both personal and corporate donations.

10 people were killed and 14 others injured when a van travelled down a stretch of Yonge St. on Monday afternoon, striking pedestrians in its path.

Officials haven’t named any of the people killed, but family, friends and employers have come forward.

The victims include a chef, an investment banker, a Jordanian citizen visiting Toronto and two elderly women.

Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill has been charged in the attack.

According to the city, the money from the #TorontoStrong fund will be delivered to organizations and agencies to support the victims and their families.

The goal is to raise $2 million.

Meanwhile, the city announced plans to host a vigil for the victims of the attack Sunday at 7 p.m. at Mel Lastman Square.

Officials say people should take public transit because road closures could be in effect in the area and parking will be limited.