It’s been a week since the shocking van attack that killed 10 and injured 14 others on one of Toronto’s busiest intersections.
Although the van attack has joined the list of one of the deadliest mass murders in recent Canadian history, the country’s terror threat remained unchanged following the incident.
Shortly after the attack, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale made a statement on why Canada’s risk level remained unchanged:
“The events that happened on the street behind us are horrendous, but they do not appear to be connected in any way to national security, based on the information available at this time,” he said.
“There is no information available to me at the present time that would lead us to conclude that there should be a change in risk level.”
In the days following the attack, the risk level remained unchanged.
As the city slowly starts to come to terms with the incident, heightened measures of security have been spotted at major landmarks like Union Station and Rogers Centre.
— Paul A (@Paulo__A) April 24, 2018
Headed to the @BlueJays game and cops everywhere. Tight security with cement barricades blocking the sidewalks and @TPSOperations closed off some roads by the @RogersCentre #TorontoStong pic.twitter.com/oGZFVE7ifR
— Sandra Mergulhão (@sandramergulhao) April 24, 2018
While most reactions to the extra security are positive, some think it’s too much:
— ThePlayNate (@Nate07740279) April 25, 2018
Not a full 24 hours after the Toronto van massacre and now we have crash barricades at Union Station. pic.twitter.com/ZkvtXhHZPy
— ⒶⓓⓐⓜⒹ (@adamd11) April 24, 2018
With everything that’s happened in the past few weeks, as well at Toronto’s response to the attack, we want to know: Do you feel safe in your city? Vote in the poll above and let us know in the comments below.