Driving in Toronto can be a huge pain. Not only are they narrow and congested, but many of them are also in terrible condition as a result of wear and tear over the years.
Earlier this year, the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) launched their annual Worst Roads campaign, which calls upon Ontario residents to vote for the worst roads in the province. Over 2,500 nominated roads were assessed for their conditions and their overall impact on the state of infrastructure in their surrounding communities. Representatives from the Ontario Road Builder's Association (ORBA) then reviewed and verified the results.
This year, Toronto's top 5 worst roads are:
- Bayview Avenue
- Dufferin Street
- Lawrence Avenue East
- Markham Road
- Scarlett Road
Two of Toronto's roads also made Ontario's top ten worst roads list for 2016:
- County Road 49, Prince Edward County
- Algonquin Boulevard West, Timmins
- Balmoral Street, Thunder Bay
- Algonquin Street East, Timmins
- Queenston Street, St. Catharines
- Burlington Street East, Hamilton
- Lorne Street, Sudbury
- Bayview Avenue, Toronto
- Dufferin Street, Toronto
- Riverside Drive, Timmins and Water Street, Thunder Bay (tied)
Apparently, this is the first year that no Toronto road has made the the top 5 list for Ontario. Perhaps Toronto roads are actually improving?