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North York Centre Van Attack

A 65-year-old woman who suffered severe injuries in Toronto's deadly van attack has died after spending more than three years in hospital, police announced Thursday.

Police said in a news release that Amaresh Tessamariam of Toronto had been in hospital since the attack on April 23, 2018, and died on Oct. 28 of the injuries she suffered.

Tessamariam was one of 14 people struck when Alek Minassian drove a rented van down a sidewalk on Yonge Street, near Finch Avenue, that day. Her death raises the number of people who died to 11.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-van-attack-victim-dies-2021-1.6246284
 
Fifth year anniversary of the van attack:

The City of Toronto has previously indicated plans for a permanent memorial honouring the lives lost in the attack are still being finalized.

In a statement released to mark the fifth anniversary, Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie acknowledged plans remain in the works.

"In the coming months, the City will be working with a community advisory committee to launch a design competition for a permanent memorial to honour the victims’ memories and the resilience of the local community," the statement read.

"The City consulted with the families of victims to develop a vision for the memorial, and will continue to be guided by their input."

 

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