John was pleased to work with the parents and administration at Earl Haig Secondary School along with TDSB trustee Alexander Brown to develop a proposal for new crossing signals at Doris and Princess Avenues. North York Community Council adopted staff recommendations this week that proposed adding a signalized crossing at this location by early 2019.
For many years, parents and members of the community have expressed concern about the large number of students and other residents crossing Doris Avenue at this location. Each time a signalized crossing was looked at by City Transportation staff, however it had been dismissed.
After a meeting with the Earl Haig Parent Council, John asked staff to initiate a new study in the fall of 2017. This study endorsed a new crossing by synchronizing with the existing signals at Doris and Empress Avenues. The crossing will also be supplemented by measures in the City’s School Safety Zone program to augment visibility and safety, part of the City’s Vision Zero campaign.
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