My neighbourhood’s horror

Not to cast a pall over my birthday today, which I’ve already kept low-key-to-dull, but I wanted to share this item from the Toronto Star which summarizes what has transpired in my Cabbagetown neighbourhood since Tuesday morning.

I awoke to the sound of two distinct, non-verbal screams. Now I’m on the fifth floor and at the opposite end of a lane which intersects with the driveway near the corner of Winchester and Ontario Streets. It was on that driveway that Nighisti Semret met her tragic and senseless fate.

If you live in the area, please look again at our security video embedded in the Star’s story. It’s the biggest clue that police have released thus far.

Also, keep your ears peeled for ways you could help the family if Ms. Semret. I understand the Delta Chelsea Hotel, her employer, as well as members of the Eritrean community in Toronto, might be fundraising.


One thought on “My neighbourhood’s horror

  1. Yvonne Stewart

    Such tragic thoughts for your birthday. I had no idea that this dreadful event took place so near to you, Kenn.

    The care folks seem to be offering her family might serve as something of a gift to balance the violence and sorrow.

    May you have some glimpses of joy on your birthday! Blessings for the year ahead.


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