Nine people have been killed in Toronto after a van drove off the road on to the sidewalk. Follow all the developments here

Nine dead and 16 injured after van ploughs into crowd

Toronto councillor, John Filion, represents the Willowdale neighbourhood in north Toronto, where the attack occurred. He spoke to CBC a littler earlier.

“It’s just a shock that it could happen in our city, that it could happen anywhere in our city,” he said.


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Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, spoke to media a little earlier.

“I’ve been briefed by the provincial security advisor and what I want people to know is that all levels of government and police services are working together. The OPP, the RCMP, and the Toronto police service, all levels are working together and the information is flowing among those organisations,” she said.

The Toronto Sign has been dimmed and the official flags at Toronto City Hall, all Civic Centres and Metro Hall will be flown at half-mast until further notice to mark the tragic events that took place today.

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