The Toronto Film Festival has canceled its opening press conference after an unnamed gunman began randomly firing on bystanders and restaurant diners along Toronto's busy Danforth Avenue on Sunday night.
"In light of the tragedy that occurred last night in Toronto and out of respect for those affected, TIFF is cancelling its scheduled press conference tomorrow, July 24th," the festival said in a statement issued on Monday morning.
Having scrapped its own traditionally glitzy opening press conference, Toronto organizers will instead issue a press release indicating their first high-profile Hollywood titles for gala and Special Presentations slots on Tuesday morning.
"The Toronto Danforth area is the gold standard of our city's vibrancy, and we stand with our fellow Torontonians in condemnation of this violence," the festival added in a statement.
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