Billy Talent headlining Danforth benefit concert for victims


​A benefit concert can be held tonight on the Danforth Music Corridor to assist victims of final month’s mass taking pictures in Toronto’s Greektown.

Canadian rock band Billy Talent is headlining the concert together with musicians Metropolis and Color, Pup and another unannounced artists.

The fundraiser is being held in the identical neighbourhood the place 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis had been killed and 13 others had been injured on July 22, when a gunman fired into crowded eating places and patios.

Tickets had been round $50 and the venue that seats 1,500 is offered out. Proceeds from the present can be donated to the #TorontoStrong fund.

The annual Style of the Danforth Competition can also be taking place this weekend, with a whole lot of hundreds of individuals anticipated to attend the occasion celebrating the favored neighbourhood’s many eating places and various food and drinks choices.

Justin Trudeau was in Toronto final evening to assist open the pageant. The prime minister started his handle by honouring the victims of Friday’s taking pictures in Fredericton He then provided due to the primary responders and others who aided the victims of the Toronto taking pictures.

‘It is good to assist folks’

Jeewan Gill stated he purchased tickets for the Toronto concert as quickly as they grew to become obtainable.

“I am a giant fan of (Billy Talent). They at all times put collectively benefit concert events,” stated Gill, 26. “It is good to assist people who need assistance due to the taking pictures.”

Gill moved to Toronto from Vancouver a 12 months in the past, and stated he is been spending a whole lot of time on Danforth Avenue trying out its eating places and music venues.

He famous that tonight’s present can be his fifth Billy Talent concert, however he stated that given the venue, and the trigger, this one can be a singular occasion. Proceeds from the concert can be donated to the TorontoStrong fund. 2:12

“There can be a second … the place they speak concerning the taking pictures and what the trigger is. There can be a second of sombreness, however they’ve at all times been actually optimistic in relation to that kind of factor,” stated Gill, including that it will likely be a “stick collectively” vibe on the venue.

Voula Papadopoulos can even be on the present. She stated she and her household and pals are regulars on the Danforth and that the taking pictures has shaken the neighborhood.

“What occurred is simply unimaginable to occur wherever.… All people locally is so pleasant, so it hit so exhausting. It may have occurred to any of us.”

Papadopoulos stated she’s additionally an enormous Billy Talent fan, so attending the concert was a simple choice.

“The truth that the fellows are placing this on is simply wonderful by itself. It is precisely what we have to present, we’re not scared, and we are going to assist this. We’re not going to again down,” she stated.

Billy Talent stated in a press release when the fundraiser was introduced that the taking pictures “hit house” because it occurred just some blocks from their studio.

“We wish to throw a concert to indicate the world and extra importantly our neighborhood that Toronto is a spot of affection, of neighborhood, of kindness and compassion. The violence that has occurred right here this summer time doesn’t signify the bulk.”



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