Dufferin Street named the worst road in Ontario
Dufferin Street topped the list of crumbling, broken roadways, released by CAA on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:25AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2012 8:12AM EDT
A west-end Toronto road that stretches from Exhibition Place on the waterfront to Downsview Airport north of Highway 401 has been named Ontario's worst road.
Dufferin Street topped the list of crumbling, broken roadways, released by CAA on Wednesday. The list is the result of nearly 10,000 votes from across the province, designed to identify which streets Ontario drivers dread the most.
Dufferin Street has been included on the annual Top 10 list for six straight years, but this is the first time it has been named the worst.
Four other Toronto roads were ranked near the top of the list, including Lawrence Avenue East, Finch Avenue and Kingston Road.
The list also includes pothole-marred roads from St. Catharines, Hamilton and Ottawa.
"Voters from across the province have expressed their frustrations about the condition of the roads in their community," CAA spokesperson Faye Lyons said in a statement.
"Whether it is congestion, potholes or traffic lights, the public wants to see improvements made to these roads by local municipalities."
In recent years, several roads have been repaired after being identified through the CAA's annual Worst Roads campaign.
CAA's Top 10 Worst Roads in Ontario:
- Dufferin Street (Toronto)
- Bunting Road (St. Catharines)
- Burlington Street East (Hamilton)
- Stanley Avenue (Niagara Falls)
- Kraft Creek Road (Timmins)
- Lawrence Avenue East (Toronto)
- Carling Avenue (Ottawa)
- Finch Avenue West (Toronto)
- Kingston Road (Toronto)
- Bayview Avenue (Toronto)