Celebs react to Toronto van incident that leaves 10 dead

Celebrities from Canada and beyond have spoken out with messages of strength and support after 10 people were killed and 15 others were injured when a white rental van ran into pedestrians along Toronto's busy Yonge St. Monday.

The incident occured around 1:30 p.m., beginning at Finch Ave. and ending close to Sheppard Ave., where a police officer arrested a male suspect without firing a single shot.

Candles, flowers and messages of support are being left at the site of the van attack, as Canadians wait further details about the victims and the driver.

(Photos: The Canadian Press)

"Our thoughts are with all those affected by the terrible incident at Yonge and Finch in Toronto," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted Monday afternoon. "Thank you to the first responders working at the scene – we're monitoring the situation closely."

On Tuesday he went on to describe the attack as "horrific" and "senseless" and said the incident appears to have no apparent link to a terrorist attack. 

Proud Canadian stars like Shawn Mendes, Tatiana Maslany and Robbie Amell similarly took to social media to express their feeling about the events, while Britney Spears, Fifth Harmony and Patricia Arquette also sent their thoughts Toronto's way. 

With files from the Canadian Press and CTV News.