The City of Toronto has opened a reflexology footpath in honour of a woman who was killed while cycling three years ago.
Jenna Morrison, 38, was hit by a truck at Dundas Street West and Sterling Road, near Lansdowne Avenue, while on her way to pick up her son from school on Nov. 7, 2011. She was five months pregnant at the time.
The new concrete trail — unveiled on Saturday in Dufferin Grove Park — follows the shape of the infinity symbol and is embedded with cobblestones to stimulate acupressure points on bare or stockinged feet.
It’s a project that Morrison hoped to take on after walking on a similar path in South Korea.
“It was a dream of hers,” her mother Darlene Burke said.
“She fell in love with the idea of what it was and she immediately said, ‘I have to bring one of those back to Toronto. I would love people in Canada to experience what I’m experiencing on this path.’”
After Morrison’s death, her partner Florian Schuck was determined that the path would be built. The city announced last fall it had raised enough money with the help of private donations.
Morrison was an active member of the Dufferin Grove community.