Jack Roper was killed by a car last friday morning. According to this article from Inside Toronto, he was an avid cyclist, and a world war II vet.
There was a memorial ride this morning. Mr. Roper was a retired postal worker, and by coincidence, he had worked at Station P which was very close to Bloor and Spadina. A large contingent of postal workers were good enough to show up at the (8 am) start of the ride.
Here we are on Greenwood, just a little before the crash site.
The intersection is deceptively peaceful, but a neighbour told us about the large volume of traffic in the mornings, with cars cutting down from O’Connor to the Danforth. The police had set up a video camera to monitor cars not stopping at the intersection. There was a four way flashing red light, in addition to the four way stops, so clearly there had been some recognition of the lack of safety at this intersection.
More of my pictures are here.
Tino has posted more photos here.