Bayview Avenue named Toronto’s worst road for 2016
Bayview Avenue is Toronto’s worst road for 2016 according to the latest ranking by CAA South Central Ontario.
The stretch of road jumped to the number one spot after dethroning Dufferin Street from a year ago.
The online campaign, which asked the public to vote for the roads most in need of repair and redesign, had over 2,500 roads nominated across the province.
“It’s clear from the response that improved infrastructure and reduced congestion matters to motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders,” said Raymond Chan, Government Relations Specialist, CAA South Central Ontario during a press conference Thursday morning.
“While positive steps have been taken by both the province through investment and municipalities by being proactive with repairs, this year’s campaign demonstrates how important prioritizing infrastructure funding is.”
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Ontario’s worst road is County Road 49 in Prince Edward County — making its first appearance in the top 10 list.
The list for Ontario this year includes three roads from the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area, three from Timmins and two from Thunder Bay.
Ontario’s Top 10 Worst Roads for 2016:
1. County Road 49, Prince Edward County
2. Algonquin Blvd. W., Timmins
3. Balmoral St., Thunder Bay
4. Algonquin Blvd. E., Timmins
5. Queenston St., St. Catharines
6. Burlington St. E., Hamilton
7. Lorne St., Sudbury
8. Bayview Ave., Toronto
9. Dufferin St., Toronto
10. Riverside Dr., Timmins (tied for 10th)
10. Water St., Thunder Bay (tied for 10th)
Top 5 Worst Roads in Toronto for 2016:
1. Bayview Avenue
2. Dufferin Street
3. Lawrence Avenue East
4. Markham Road
5. Scarlett Road
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