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Tragic traffic accident at Yonge Street and Erskine Avenue on September 10, 2019

On Tuesday September 10, 2019 a traffic accident involving a cement truck claimed the life of a 54 year old woman who was crossing the street at Yonge Street and Erksine Avenue in Toronto. Our community was shocked and saddened, but unfortunately, not surprised that this tragedy happened so close to home due to the heavy construction activity on our local streets. .

The victim of this tragic accident is Evangeline Lauroza. A growing memorial and heartfelt condolences have been pouring in for her family and friends, and a Go-fund me page has been set-up to help her sister arrange for a proper burial in the Philippines. Click here to go to the page.

To read an article about the accident by the South Bayview Bulldog click here: Grief, anger as friends, Councillors react to Yonge St. fatal.  

To read the article by Global News. click here: Toronto woman killed by cement truck remembered by friends amid community’s call for action

Councillors Mike Colle, Josh Matlow and Jaye Robinson issues a media advisory and held a press conference to announce the changes they would like the city to implement in order to make our midtown streets safe near heavy construction areas. The medial advisory is below:

 

SERRA’s 2020 AGM postponed

Due to COVID-19 we have postponed our 2020 AGM. The SERRA AGM was originally scheduled for May 11th, 2020, however due to social distancing requirements we cannot accommodate a meeting at this time. The new date for our AGM will be announced as soon as possible.

15 Point List of Traffic Safety Action Items for the Y-E Area

On November 25, 2019 Councillors Jaye Robinson, Josh Matlow and Mike Colle hosted a Midtown Town Hall meeting about road safety in the Yonge and Eglinton area. SERRA created a 15 point list of traffic safety action items for the Y-E area. The list was created with input from the local residents’ associations and was sent to each Councillor. Click here to read the 15 Point Y&E Road Safety Plan. In addition, we are opposing … Read more 15 Point List of Traffic Safety Action Items for the Y-E Area

Davisville Neighbourhood Survey Results (2019)

In September 2019, with the help of Terry Mills, Arris Strategy Studio, our SERRA Tall/Mid-rise WG team prepared a Davisville Neighbourhood Survey. The survey was our way of gathering information from residents about various services and facilities and if they view them as a “Must Have” or lower priority. The survey questions and graphics prepared by Terry Mills were used on the survey boards we had provided at the SERRA Annual General Meeting, in May … Read more Davisville Neighbourhood Survey Results (2019)

City to launch pilot to enhance safety and mobility around construction hot spots

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following: ========================================== News Release November 15, 2019 City to launch pilot to enhance safety and mobility around construction hot spots On December 2, the City of Toronto will launch a new pilot project to reduce the impacts of construction, improve road safety and keep traffic moving around “construction hubs” – areas in the city with a dense concentration of construction activity. The Construction Hub Coordination Pilot is … Read more City to launch pilot to enhance safety and mobility around construction hot spots