Traffic lights are finally up at a dangerous Etobicoke crosswalk

Finally, a major resolution to a lingering and dangerous problem in Etobicoke has been resolved. 

NEWSTALK 1010  first told exclusively just over a week ago, about an incident in Etobicoke where a woman was struck as she tried to cross the street at a Queensway and Milton Avenue crosswalk.

She hit the button to trigger the crossing lights, only to be hit by an oncoming van as she stepped out onto the road on May 22nd. 

The woman suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was charged with careless driving. 

Several residents and business owners in the area say it's been problematic and dangerous for years.  

"It's nothing short of a miracle," says resident JoAnna Schillaci that no one has actually died. "The blood that is on that crosswalk is on the hands of the city because they've known about this." 

Our coverage of the incident prompted Mayor John Tory to vow he would take action to have regular traffic lights installed at the intersection as soon as possible.

We're happy to tell you that on Saturday, the lights finally went up.


with files from Lucas Meyer