The Allenby community is deeply saddened by the loss of Evangeline (Vangie) Lauroza, a Caregiver to two students at our school. On Tues. Sept 10th, Evangeline’s life came to a tragic end when she was hit by a cement truck in the Yonge and Eglinton area.
Our heartfelt condolences to all of Vangie’s friends and loved ones – we are thinking of you in this time of need.
Evangeline’s wishes were to be buried at her home in the Philippines and a Go Fund Me Page has been set up to help fulfill these wishes should you wish to contribute or send your personal condolences.
As a result of this tragedy, North York Community Council passed a motion on September 16th calling for a Construction Traffic Safety Plan for the Yonge-Eglinton area including five measures:
- Develop a traffic and pedestrian safety plan for major construction sites before city development approvals.
- Immediately provide “safe city” driving training for all heavy construction truck drivers.
- Hire full-time pedestrian crossing guards on the site of all major construction projects and have those guards paid for by developers.
- Install full-time crossing personnel at all intersections on Yonge Street, from Castlefield Avenue to the Kay Gardiner Beltline, and have that staff paid for by developers.
- Immediately implement a Construction Traffic Safety Management Plan for the Yonge-Eglinton area.
Our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Vangie Lauroza.