Here's How Canadians Are Showing Solidarity With France After The Paris Attacks

    "I love you Paris."

    The tragic news in Paris has Canadians across the country thinking of our French cousins. People have been expressing sympathy in many ways. Some are now leaving flowers at the Embassy of France in Ottawa.

    Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS

    This woman left flowers at the French Consulate in Toronto.

    A woman leaves flowers at the French Consulate in Toronto. #Paris

    People did the same in Vancouver.

    A simple message of solidarity outside the French consulate. @GlobalBC @BC1 #prayforparis

    The CN Tower was transformed to show the colours of the French flag.

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    The Toronto sign also went red, white and blue. "Even the darkest night will end. And the sun will rise," wrote the person who took this photo of it.

    The Vancouver airport control tower had French colours, too.

    .@yvrairport #Paris #ParisAttacks #Vancouver

    Edmonton will also be lighting up for Paris.

    Edmonton supports Paris! We are looking into lighting our city blue, white and red in solidarity with #Paris

    As the tragic news sunk in, Canadians took to social media to express support and love for France.

    Sending love and light to Paris, and all of France, from Canada tonight #PrayForParis

    "I love you Paris."

    I love you #Paris - the world needs to unite, protect and help you. Canada did that before- time to do it again. #Toronto

    Le Canada,Québec, Montréal....solidarité avec vous la France Paris nous sommes avec vous de tout notre coeur!

    "Paris we are with you with all our hearts!"

    Many people are expressing their sympathy and solidarity for France by combining the flags of our two countries.

    Canada is praying for you France <3 #PrayForParis

    Thoughts & Prayers, Deepest Sympathies to Every1. From Canada #ParisStrong #PrayForParis #ParisAttacks Thinking of U

    Prime Minister Trudeau and other Canadian political leaders have sent the message that "Canada stands with France."

    I am shocked and saddened that so many people have been killed and injured in violent attacks in #Paris. Canada stands with France.

    My heart goes out to the victims of these attacks. We stand with the people of #Paris.

    All of us are struggle to make sense of the horrific violence today in Paris. For now, we pray and commit ourselves to show goodness to all.

    Rallies are also being held in Canadian cities today. This is the Vancouver event.

    One woman posted on the event's page to express solidarity with Muslims, and to say they are not at fault. "The enemy is hate, not Islam. Don't let your political/religious views shroud your compassion. We all need each other tonight."

    Toronto's vigil was led by Mayor John Tory. "Our hearts and our prayers go out to the victims," he said.

    The vigil in Montreal drew a large crowd.

    Foule de plus en plus grosse devant le Consulat de #France à #Montreal #Parisattack #PrayForParis #Paris

    A gathering is being held at the French Consulate in Quebec City.

    This man wrote a poem in English and French, and posted it in the Facebook group for the vigil happening happening today in Ottawa.

    There will also be a gathering in Halifax in Grand Parade, where the Canadian and French flags are flying at half-mast.

    The French flag flies at half-mast in Grand Parade. The hearts of Halifax are with the people of Paris.

    The flags on Parliament Hill in Ottawa are also at half-mast, and Ottawa City Hall is flying the French flag.

    Craig Silverman is a media editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto.

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