November 12, 2020

My Statement on the Passing of Tricia Waldron

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tricia Waldron on November 4, 2020. Tricia was struck by a vehicle at the corner of Mill Street and Cherry Street. This is a tragic loss, and while it cannot be undone, my commitment to pedestrian safety in our neighbourhoods is strengthened.

My heart goes out to her friends and loved ones in this moment of grief. It is never easy to lose someone we care about, but especially now, when we cannot gather as we might have otherwise. It is my hope that we can all find moments to honour Tricia’s memory, and lean on each other for support. 

Tricia Waldron was a passionate and active community leader in Corktown and West Don Lands neighbourhoods. As a board member of the Corktown Resident and Business Association, she advocated for the needs of her community and will be fondly remembered for her vigorous enthusiasm and immeasurable giving spirit. 

In addition, Tricia was the Editor in Chief of the Corktown News, a community led news outlet in the neighbourhood and had recently volunteered to be a representative for the West Don Lands Committee for Little Trinity Church. Over the past two years, Tricia had been instrumental in leading fundraising initiatives for the new Anishnawbe Health Centre. Her commitment to her community, and her dedication will be remembered for many years. 

Many of you have come forward with kind thoughts, and fond memories of Tricia’s contributions to her community. Please continue to share them with me and with each other. It is her memories that will keep her loving spirit ever present. 

Megan Poole

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