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Roger du Toit, Toronto architect, dead after cycling accident

A prominent Toronto architect has died after being struck by an SUV while cycling in Rosedale in mid-May.

Cyclist was struck by SUV at Wrentham Place and Roxborough Street East on May 19

Roger du Toit, 75, died of his injuries a month after being struck by an SUV while cycling in Rosedale. (DTAH)

A prominent Toronto architect has died after being struck by an SUV while cycling in Rosedale in mid-May.

Roger du Toit, 75, died of his injuries on Sunday, his architecture firm DTAH confirmed on its website. Du Toit was a founding partner of the firm which, among many other projects, helped design the CN Tower.

"Roger's leadership in the realms of community and campus master planning, urban intensification, and innovative transportation planning is second to none," DTAH said in its statement.

Du Toit was struck at 8:23 a.m. on May 19 at the intersection of Wrentham Place and Roxborough Street East — a T-intersection in a residential area that's close to an exit to Mount Pleasant Road. Toronto police said du Toit was northbound and had entered the intersection when he was struck by a 43-year-old woman driving a Toyota 4Runner eastbound.

He suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision.

DTAH said du Toit died peacefully and surrounded by family. 

Police say the investigation is ongoing and asked anyone with information to contact traffic services at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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