Days afterward the Toronto City Council voted to push the Canadian government to ban the sale of handguns and also for the provincial government to ban handgun ammunition sales within the city.
"Most crime rates (in Canada) are going down and have been going down for several decades. But the incidents of violence with firearms have been going up over the course of the last five years", Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said.
Police are at the scene and the incident is ongoing.
Multiple fatalities have been reported after an early morning shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
"Our hearts are broken by the murder of our two fearless police officers", Fredericton Mayor Mike O'Brien said in a tweet.
During the fracas some residents could be seen being escorted by police out of their homes, while a nearby daycare, coffee shop and other businesses were on lockdown.