Mayor’s statement: One month after the tragic event in Lynn Valley

One month has passed since the attack in Lynn Valley. The outpouring of love and support from our community has been heartwarming. We have also received well-wishes from organizations and individuals across Canada who stand strong with us, and I want to thank everyone who has expressed their support.

It will take time to heal, but I know that the Lynn Valley community has the strength and resiliency to get through this challenging period.

As you may have seen, flowers from the memorial outside the library are being removed by the Parks department and preserved for compost that could be used in a future memorial garden. We will move other plants to a planter box in the plaza to create a display during the summer months as we consider longer-term options.

I encourage people to participate in the memorial virtually by sharing photos and messages online at For those that are looking for further support now that the North Shore Emergency Management Wellness and Resiliency Centre is closed, the site also has an online directory of community services and resources.

On behalf of Council, thank you all for your compassion and support over the past month.

Mayor Mike Little