In the aftermath of this week’s tragic events on The Danforth, the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, located near Gerrard and Logan, opened their doors on the day after the shootings for neighbours to pray and find comfort.
“We are shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of life in our neighbourhood. Our deepest sympathies to the friends and families of everyone affected. We pray for the quick recovery of those who were injured. We pray for the souls of the young people who died, that they may rest in peace and that their loved ones be comforted by the tender support of the many communities that make up this neighbourhood,” said Senior Pastor Rev. Jeff Rock.
MCC Toronto worked with other churches in the area to organize a vigil for the local community. The Eastminster United Church, located on the Danforth near the site of the shootings, remained in lockdown on Monday morning and directed mourners to our church a few blocks to the south. We opened our sanctuary from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Monday for area residents to have a place to pray and share their grief. We supported several people who came to us because churches on The Danforth were still closed due to the police investigation.