TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Automobile Association has released its list of the worst roads in Ontario.
Five of the province’s worst roads are in Toronto with Dufferin Street at the top of the list.
This is the sixth year that Dufferin has made the list, but the first time it has been ranked number one.
“General complaints are really about crumbling pavement, potholes and just the need to resurface and maintain our roads in the City of Toronto,” CAA spokeperson Faye Lyons told 680News.
The majority of the five roads that made the list will see repairs in the next few years, Danzil Minnan-Wong, chair of the Puplic works and Infrastructure Committee, said.
Road maintenance is one of council’s priorities, but Minnan-Wong also said that there is just not enough money to go around. A backlog of $300-million in road work is needed.
“Council needs to commit more funds to resurfacing and reconstructing these roads because it is a priority for the residences of the city of Toronto,” Manning-Wong told CityNews Channel.
During the four-week long campaign, CAA registered nearly 10,000 votes from across the province at www.worstroads.ca.
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)
The city is also looking to pay for new streetcars and repair swimming pools and ice rinks.