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Canada’s Worst Roads 2017

Voting is now open for the Canadian Automobile Association's (CAA) annual Worst Roads Campaign 2017.

Each year the CAA asks drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians in order to identify the ‘worst roads’ within seven regions of the country.

Voting is simple:

  1. Go to and select your region

  2. Type the road name in the search box

  3. Identify what type of road user you are: driver, cyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian

  4. Identify the main problem with the selected roadway: is it traffic congestion, potholes, poor road signs or markings, no/poor cycling or walking infrastructure, or lack of/unsafe infrastructure for crossing the road?

The annual campaign runs from April 10 to May 1, 2017. Results will be published in late May.

Voting for the ‘worst roads’ is “an opportunity to have your voice heard”, says Raymond Chan of CAA South Central Ontario. Each year the compiled information is presented to local and provincial officials in order to help inform planning decisions.

For transportation companies, the information is especially helpful in determining the safest and most effective route - and ensuring a comfortable ride - for our regular shuttle and charter customers.


Worst Roads 2016

Ontario’s Top 10 Worst Roads for 2016 were:

  1. County Rd. 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 and Water St., Thunder Bay (tied for 10th)

Toronto’s Top 5 Worst Roads for 2016 were:

  1. Bayview Ave.

  2. Dufferin St.

  3. Lawrence Ave. E.

  4. Markham Rd.

  5. Scarlett Rd.


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