Footpath proposed to remember Toronto cyclist
Reflexology path would be first for Canada
Friends and family of Toronto cyclist Jenna Morrison who died in a traffic accident in 2011 are taking steps to keep her memory alive with construction of a unique pathway in a downtown park.
The idea to remember Jenna Morrison is to create something called a reflexology footpath in Dufferin Grove Park in the city’s west end.
A fundraising event was held on Thursday to raise money for the path, with about $15,000 already raised for the estimated $120,000 project.
The stone walkway would be built to trigger pressure points in the feet, and would be the first of its kind in Canada.
Morrison, a 38-year-old yoga instructor and mother, died beneath the wheels of a truck at the corner of Dundas Street West and Sterling Avenue in November 2011. She left behind a husband and son and was pregnant with her second child.
"I have been missing her at some points," Morrison’s 6-year-old son Lucas Schuck told CBC News on Thursday.
Her husband, Florian Schuck, said he had been trying for two years to think of a fitting way to remember her.
'Touching and mind-blowing'
"It’s very touching and mind-blowing that from an initial idea it has come all the way to this," he said.
The idea for the path was one Morrison herself talked about, after visiting Korea in 2002, her family said.
Reflexology experts said the proposed path would have health benefits for its users.
"The first thing you’ll notice your energy will improve, your mood will improve, your body will be more balanced," reflexologist Sandra Fox told CBC News.