Yesterday, I watched the news in horror, as I heard about the incident in Toronto where a van mounted the sidewalk in a major retail/business section in Toronto and ploughed into crowds of people over a kilometres stretch, and killed 10 and injured 16 more. It was eerily similar to such vehicle attacks in London, and Nice that have happened during the past few years. It was a horrible scene of unprovoked violence. How could anyone do this? What made this all the more real for me was unlike London where I have visited once or twice, or unlike Nice that I have never visited, I knew this Toronto neighbourhood very well. I worked in that neighbourhood. I have many friends who live in that neighbourhood. I have friends who live in apartment buildings that overlook the streets where yesterday's carnage happen. Yesterday's devastation hit home for me because it was in my former backyard.