On Friday, the Toronto Police Service was called to the scene of a fatal personal injury collision at Toronto Western Hospital. The victim was later identified by friends and family as 73-year-old Toronto real estate agent, Lillian Adamakis.
According to a statement released by the TPS on Friday afternoon, Adamakis was entering the parking area of the hospital at around 6:30 a.m. She opened her vehicle door to access the gate, lost control of the vehicle causing her to fall from the vehicle while it was in motion, and suffered fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
It was later reported that Adamakis had come to the hospital that day to visit her ex-husband, who was a patient at Toronto Western Hospital.
“There was a terrible accident this morning,” said Gillian Howard, a spokesperson for the University Health Network said in a statement on Friday. “We extend our sympathy and condolences to the family and friends who will be suffering the shock of losing someone in this way. We also wish to offer any support to visitors or members of our staff who may have witnessed the accident and would urge anyone who did witness the accident to contact Toronto Police Services.”
Adamakis started her real estate career in 1979, working largely with first-time buyers and building up her client base by knocking on doors and hosting open houses. Most recently, she was an agent with Keller Williams Advantage Realty in Riverdale for just shy of 13 years.
Over the course of her 43-year-long career, Adamakis was regularly recognized as being a top producer, and in 1986, she was named the Toronto Real Estate Board’s salesperson of the year. Beyond her accolades, she was beloved by her colleagues and clients. She was a people person and dedicated to her work, and that was reflected in her clientelle.
“I may have one or two new clients a year but most are repeat or referral business,” Adamakis said to Real Estate Magazine in 2013. She was known to go the extra mile for her clients, taking the time to get to know them and their families. “I love people and enjoy seeing their kids grow up. I get close to clients. That’s what keeps me going. When listing, I tell my clients I want them to love me.”
Outside of her real estate work, Adamakis worked with the Breakfast Club, Riverdale Share, and the Red Door Family Shelter, and was a board member for The Hunger Project Canada.