50 speed enforcement cameras installed across Toronto

Jun 26 2020, 10:08 am

Mayor John Tory announced Friday that Toronto’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program will begin issuing tickets to speeding drivers on Monday, July 6.

The aim of the program is to use intersection cameras to increase road safety, reduce speeding, and raise public awareness. To align with these goals, 50 cameras have been installed city-wide on local, collector, and arterial roads in Community Safety Zones near schools.

Each of the city’s wards has two ASE cameras that will capture and record images of vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit. The systems are mobile and will rotate every three to six months within each ward.

“Coming soon” signs will be posted 90 days before ticketing begins at any new ASE location and warning letters will not be issued, the city says.

“We have fought long and hard for the provincial permission and regulations to be able to use this technology to help protect pedestrians and crackdown on speeding in our neighbourhoods,” Mayor John Tory said in a release.

“Automated Speed Enforcement is one example of the data-driven actions we are taking to achieve our Vision Zero road safety goals. This is about making our roads safer and saving lives. I’m confident the program will help slow drivers down in zones where children and older adults are likely to travel.”

If a vehicle is detected travelling in excess of the posted speed limit in an ASE-enforced area, the registered owner of the vehicle will receive a ticket, regardless of who was driving.

The total payable fine amount includes a set fine, a proportional victim fine surcharge, and applicable court costs. Offenders are only fined – demerit points will not be applied.

Set fines for speeding will be as follows:

  • 1 and 19 km/h over the posted speed limit – $5 per kilometre
  • 20 and 29 km/h over the posted speed limit – $7.50 per kilometre
  • Anything between 30 and 49 km/h over the limit – $12 per kilometre

For example, the city says, if a vehicle is detected speeding 49 km/h over the posted speed limit, the total payable fine amount would be $718. This includes a set fine of $588, a victim surcharge of $125 and $5 in applicable court costs.

Speeds of 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit will not be eligible for settlement outside of court.

In terms of locations, where the ASE cameras are placed is decided based on data that indicate where speed and collisions have been a problem in Community Safety Zones near schools.

Additional selection considerations included planned road work, speed limits changes, obstructions or impediments to the equipment, boulevard space and the nature of the road (ex. sharp curves or steep hills).

“I firmly believe Automated Speed Enforcement will enhance road safety in our communities, deter speeding and protect the lives of the most vulnerable road users,” said Councillor James Pasternak of Ward 6 York Centre, Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee.

“It’s a step in the right direction and shows that reaching Vision Zero remains a big priority for the City of Toronto.”

Speed Cameras and Red Light Cameras can be found at a total of 198 locations throughout Toronto, as listed below:

  • Lake Shore Blvd E and Carlaw Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Lake Shore Blvd E and Leslie St
    Red Light Camera
  • Morse St. South of Queen St. E.
    Speed Camera
  • Eastern Ave and Coxwell Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • King St E and Parliament St
    Red Light Camera
  • Lower Jarvis St and The Esplanade
    Type: Red Light Camera
  • Adelaide St E and Parliament St
    Red Light Camera
  • Richmond St E and Parliament St
    Red Light Camera
  • Lake Shore Blvd W and York St
    Red Light Camera
  • Queen St E and Woodbine Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • King St E and Jarvis St
    Red Light Camera
  • Dundas St E and River St
    Red Light Camera
  • University Ave and Wellington St W
    Red Light Camera
  • Simcoe St and Wellington St W
    Red Light Camera
  • Lake Shore Blvd W and Spadina Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Spruce St. Near Gifford St.
    Speed Camera
  • University Ave and Adelaide St W
    Red Light Camera
  • Spadina Ave and Bremner Blvd
    Red Light Camera
  • University Ave and Richmond St W
    Red Light Camera
  • University Ave and Queen St W
    Red Light Camera
  • Spadina Ave and King St W
    Red Light Camera
  • Prospect St. East of Ontario St.
    Speed Camera
  • Chatham Ave. East of Jones Ave.
    Speed Camera
  • Main St. South of Swanwick Ave.
    Speed Camera
  • Danforth Ave and Greenwood Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Lake Shore Blvd W and Strachan Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Jarvis St and Isabella St
    Red Light Camera
  • Manning Ave. North of Robinson St.
    Speed Camera
  • College St and Bathurst St
    Red Light Camera
  • Lippincott St. South of Vankoughnet St.
    Speed Camera
  • Barrington Ave. North of Secord Ave.
    Speed Camera
  • Givins St. South of Argyle St.
    Speed Camera
  • Huron St. South of Bernard Ave.
    Speed Camera
  • Birchmount Rd. North of Kingston Rd.
    Speed Camera
  • Lake Shore Blvd W and Jameson Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Gladstone Ave. South of Cross St.
    Speed Camera
  • Close Ave. South of Queen St. W.
    Speed Camera
  • Danforth Ave and Birchmount Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Jameson Ave. South of Laxton Ave.
    Speed CameraWard:4
  • Queen St W and Lansdowne Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Bloor St W and Ossington Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Overlea Blvd and Thorncliffe Park Dr
    Red Light Camera
  • Bathurst St and Davenport Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Gateway Blvd. Near 10 Gateway Blvd.
    Speed Camera
  • Danforth Rd and Birchmount Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • St Clair Ave W and Spadina Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Bessborough Dr. North of Field Ave.
    Speed Camera
  • Dufferin St and Dupont St
    Red Light Camera
  • Dundas St W and Bloor St W
    Red Light Camera
  • Lansdowne Ave and Dupont St
    Red Light Camera
  • Brownlow Ave. South of Eglinton Ave. E.
    Speed Camera
  • Warden Ave and Comstock Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Warden Ave and Comstock Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Lake Shore Blvd W and Windermere Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Bloor St W and Keele St
    Red Light Camera
  • Eglinton Ave W and Spadina Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Warden Ave and Ashtonbee Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • St Clair Ave E and Brimley Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Lake Shore Blvd W and Park Lawn Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Atlas Ave. South of Ava Rd.
    Speed Camera
  • Ridge Hill Dr. West of Old Park Rd.
    Speed Camera
  • Leslie St and Lawrence Ave E
    Red Light Camera
  • Caledonia Rd. North of Rogers Rd.
    Speed Camera
  • Lawrence Ave E and Don Mills Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • St Clair Ave W and Gunns Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Falmouth Ave. South of Brussels Rd.
    Speed Camera
  • Danforth Rd and Brimley Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Ranleigh Ave. East of Yonge St.
    Speed Camera
  • Avenue Rd and Lawrence Ave W
    Red Light Camera
  • Eglinton Ave E and Danforth Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Rogers Rd and Keele St
    Red Light Camera
  • St Clair Ave W and Runnymede Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Bathurst St and Lawrence Ave W
    Red Light Camera
  • The Queensway and Royal York Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Dufferin St and Glencairn Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Bicknell Ave. South of Avon Dr.
    Speed Camera
  • Marcos Blvd. Near Cicerella Cres.
    Speed Camera
  • Lawrence Ave E and Kennedy Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Corona St. South of Claver Ave.
    Speed Camera
  • Lawrence Ave W and Marlee Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Islington Ave and Evans Ave
  • Red Light Camera
  • Leslie St and York Mills Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • The Queensway and Islington Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Chartwell Rd. South of Larstone Ave.
    Speed Camera
  • Kipling Ave and Horner Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Ness Dr. North of York Mills Rd.
    Speed Camera
  • Keele St and Lawrence Ave W
    Red Light Camera
  • Keele St and Lawrence Ave W
    Red Light Camera
  • The Queensway and Kipling Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Bloor St W and Islington Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Kennedy Rd and Ellesmere Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Lawrence Ave E and Bellamy Rd N
    Red Light Camera
  • Jane St and Bala Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Lawrence Ave E and Greencedar Crct
    Red Light Camera
  • Wilson Ave and Transit Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Bayview Ave and Truman Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Brimorton Dr. East of Hathway Dr.
    Speed Camera
  • Brookhaven Dr. North of Nordale Cres.
    Speed Camera
  • Eglinton Ave W and Scarlett Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Lawrence Ave E and Markham Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Warden Ave and Arkona Dr
    Red Light Camera
  • Faywood Blvd. Near Laurelcrest Ave.
    Speed Camera
  • Kennedy Rd and 401 C E Kennedy Rd Ramp
    Red Light Camera
  • Lake Shore Blvd W and Thirty Seventh St
    Red Light Camera
  • Midland Ave and Progress Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Sheppard Ave E and Bayview Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Sheppard Ave E and Don Mills Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Elkhorn Dr. Near Red Maple Court
    Speed Camera
  • Keele St and Wilson Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Keele St and Wilson Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • The Queensway and The East Mall
    Red Light Camera
  • Horner Ave. East of Foch Ave.
    Speed Camera
  • Bathurst St and Sheppard Ave W
    Red Light Camera
  • Ellesmere Rd and Bellamy Rd N
    Red Light Camera
  • Weston Rd and Lawrence Ave W
    Red Light Camera
  • Kennedy Rd and Sheppard Ave E
    Red Light Camera
  • Sheppard Ave W and Wilson Heights Blvd
    Red Light Camera
  • Jane St and Falstaff Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Markham Rd and Ellesmere Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • The Queensway and North Queen St
    Trehorne Dr. Near Duffield Rd.
    Speed Camera
  • Bloor St W and The East Mall
    Red Light Camera
  • Galloway Rd. North of Lawrence Ave. E.
    Speed Camera
  • Don Mills Rd and Van Horne Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Wilson Ave and Jane St
    Red Light Camera
  • Birchmount Rd and Huntingwood Dr
    Red Light Camera
  • Markham Rd and Progress Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • The Queensway and The West Mall
    Red Light Camera
  • Bloor St W and The West Mall
    Red Light Camera
  • Morningside Ave and Lawrence Ave E
    Burnhamthorpe Rd and The East Mall
    Type:Red Light Camera
  • Cherokee Blvd. South of Pinto Dr.
    Speed Camera
  • Sheppard Ave E and McCowan Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Islington Ave and The Westway
    Red Light Camera
  • Keele St and Sheppard Ave W
    Red Light Camera
  • Leslie St and Finch Ave E
    Red Light Camera
  • Finch Ave E and Willowdale Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Finch Ave E and Gordon Baker Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Finch Ave E and Birchmount Rd
    Red Light Camera
    Beverly Glen Blvd. West of Stonebridge Blvd.
    Dixon Rd and Islington Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Wilmington Ave. North of Purdon Dr.
    Speed Camera
  • Markham Rd and Sheppard Ave E
    Red Light Camera
  • Bayview Ave and Cummer Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Eglinton Ave W and Martin Grove Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Sheppard Ave E and Malvern St
    Red Light Camera
  • Sheppard Ave E and Malvern St
    Red Light Camera
  • Dufferin St and Finch Ave W
    Red Light Camera
  • Pharmacy Ave and McNicoll Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Silver Springs Blvd. Near Revlis Cres.
    Jane St and Clair Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Warden Ave and McNicoll Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Warden Ave and McNicoll Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Dixon Rd and Kipling Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Finch Ave E and Brimley Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Military Trail East of Cindy Nicholas Dr.
    Speed Camera
  • Ellesmere Rd and Military Trl
    Red Light Camera
  • Patricia Ave. West of Homewood Ave.
    Speed Camera
  • Derrydown Rd. North of Catford Rd.
    Speed Camera
  • Birchmount Rd and McNicoll Ave
    Grandravine Dr. East of Jane St.
    Speed Camera
  • Neilson Rd and Sheppard Ave E
    Red Light Camera
  • Lillian St. South of Abitibi Ave.
    Speed Camera
  • Renforth Dr. Near Lafferty St.
    Speed Camera
  • Kennedy Rd and McNicoll Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Murison Blvd. Near Curtis Cres.
    Speed Camera
  • Finch Ave E and Middlefield Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Dixon Rd and Martin Grove Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Steeles Ave W and Hilda Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Midland Ave and McNicoll Ave
    Steeles Ave W and Carpenter Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Morningside Ave and Milner Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Sheppard Ave E and Morningside Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Crow Trail Near Bradstone Square
    Speed Camera
  • Neilson Rd and McLevin Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • McCowan Rd and McNicoll Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Rexdale Blvd and Kipling Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Steeles Ave W and Dufferin St
    Red Light Camera
  • Steeles Ave E and Birchmount Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Jane St and Stong Crt
    Hupfield Trail Near Glanvil Cres.
    Type:Speed CameraWard:25
  • Alton Towers Circle Near 295 Alton Towers Circle
    Speed CameraWard
  • Steeles Ave W and Keele St
    Red Light Camera
  • Dixon Rd and Carlingview Dr
    Red Light Camera
  • Steeles Ave E and Brimley Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Rexdale Blvd and Martin Grove Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Harefield Dr. Near Barford Rd.
    Speed Camera
  • Islington Ave and Albion Rd
    Red Light Camera
  • Kingston Rd and Port Union Rd
    Red Light Camera
    Steeles Ave W and Signet Dr
    Steeles Ave W and Weston Rd
    Type:Red Light Camera
  • Albion Rd and Kipling Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Steeles Ave W and Islington Ave
    Red Light Camera
  • Albion Rd and Silverstone Dr
    Red Light Camera
  • Royalcrest Rd. Near Cabernet Circle
    Royalcrest Rd. Near Cabernet Circle

Cameras were installed at the aforementioned 50 locations shortly after the approval was granted and the City began sending warning letters to drivers during the 90-day pre-ticketing period. Ticketing was scheduled to start, as per the provincial regulations, in April, but was delayed due to the pandemic.

Just in February and March before the temporary suspension of the program, Transportation Services staff reportedly issued more than 25,000 warning letters to drivers.

Between January 27 and June 18, extremely high speeds were detected at nine ASE locations, the city said.