Two Toronto roads ranked among 10 worst in the province

Jun 3 2021, 8:33 am

Two Toronto roads have made the list of the worst roads in Ontario — a fact that wouldn’t surprise too many Toronto drivers.

The CAA Worst Roads campaign released its annual ranking of the 10 worst roads across the province. Toronto’s Eglinton Avenue East and Eglinton Avenue West took home fifth and seventh place, respectively.

The ranking is based on voter submissions who select one road and share their reason for doing so. Across the province, 117 different municipalities have their roads nominated. According to CAA, the largest number of votes came from drivers, with cyclists and pedestrians accounting for about a quarter of the votes.

The most common reason given for a nomination was potholes or crumbling pavement, followed by traffic congestion and no or poor walking infrastructure.

Considering the amount of construction that’s been happening over the past several years on both parts of Eglinton to build the Eglinton Crosstown, it makes sense that Torontonians don’t view the road favourably.

Victoria Road in Prince Edward County was ranked the worst road in the province, followed by Carling Avenue in Ottawa and Barton Street East in Hamilton.

The full list of Ontario’s top 10 worst roads is as follows:

  1. Victoria Road, Prince Edward County
  2. Carling Avenue, Ottawa
  3. Barton Street East, Hamilton
  4. County Road 49, Prince Edward County
  5. Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
  6. Hunt Club Road, Ottawa
  7. Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
  8. Innes Road, Ottawa
  9. Algonquin Boulevard West, Timmins
  10. Queen Street, Kingston

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