Friends and Families for Safe Streets (FFSS) and other road safety advocates will host a candlelit walk and vigil to remember road traffic victims on November 17. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is a worldwide event. Toronto participants will gather at Yonge and Finch and walk south on Yonge St. As we walk, we will pause to commemorate people who have been killed or seriously injured in preventable road violence along Yonge St, and highlight how poor infrastructure design contributed. We will end with a Ceremony of Remembrance for all victims of road violence at Mel Lastman Square.
FFSS condemns the disproportionate number of people being killed in Toronto’s suburbs. All road violence is preventable, and infrastructure design improvement is extremely effective at eliminating road violence. We have a unique opportunity on Yonge Street in North York: it can be transformed from a hostile, dangerous six-lane highway into a vibrant, enjoyable complete street. FFSS highlights the need for the Transform Yonge option and calls on our Mayor John Tory and all city Councillors to ensure that streets in Toronto are made safe for vulnerable road users.
WHO: Friends and Families for Safe Streets, supporters, and victims of road traffic violence
WHAT: Candlelit walk and vigil
WHERE: Northwest corner of Yonge and Finch
WHEN: Sunday, November 17 at 4:45 PM
The Candlelit Walk will depart at 5:00 PM, ending at Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St
Join Friends and Families for Safe Streets to fight for a safer Toronto.