CNIB advocates for sidewalks in Lawrence Park


May 8, 2017, TORONTO – On Friday, May 5, 2017, CNIB (GTA) issued a letter to the City of Toronto about its plans for road improvements in the Lawrence Park area of Toronto, which includes a question around the installation of sidewalks. The City is discussing remodeling the road in this area (close to the CNIB Centre) and we wanted to ensure the City was aware of how critical sidewalks are to the safety of the people we serve.

We were immediately contacted by City Officials to address our concern and to be provided with more detailed information regarding this important matter.

We are encouraged by the City's pledge to consult the sight loss community more meaningfully on built environment issues moving forward; this was a critical component of our submission.

We will continue to work with our City officials and advocates on to ensure that our cities in Ontario are safe for pedestrians who are blind or partially sighted.

The Lawrence Park issue will be discussed at the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on 9 May (See Agenda item).

Copy of letter from CNIB to the City of Toronto.

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For more information, please contact:

Kat Clarke
Specialist, Advocacy & Community Impact, CNIB
416-486-2500 ext. 7651

For media enquiries, please contact:

Shannon Simpson, Manager, Communications, CNIB Ontario
1-888-233-1232 ext. 5147

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