Cyclists held a mass 'die-in' at Nathan Phillips Square this morning (PHOTOS)

Jun 15 2018, 8:32 pm

Following the recent rise in pedestrian and cyclist deaths on city streets, Toronto residents have had enough.

Friday morning, cyclists staged a mass die-in at Nathan Phillips Square to demand an end to road fatalities of vulnerable riders in Toronto and to mourn the pedestrians and cyclists who lost their lives too soon.

Already this week, two people have been killed on Toronto streets including a cyclist who was fatally hit by a flatbed truck near the Annex and a pedestrian who was killed after being struck by a pick-up truck in the Eglinton West area.

Cyclists took to Twitter to call out Mayor John Tory about the lack of protection on city streets and to take cycling infrastructure more seriously.

From the images shared on social media, dozens of cyclists showed up to the die-in, which took place just hours before Mayor Tory is scheduled to speak to the press about Thursday evening’s gun violence and to provide an update on the city’s Vision Zero Road Safety plan.

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