TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee wants the city to turn its traffic focus away from the downtown core and onto 10 of the city’s most congested areas.
Committee chairman Denzil Minnan-Wong told 680News city staff will be asked to find a fix for the congestion, which could range from road and ramp redos to traffic light sequences.
According a report in the Toronto Sun, the top 10 congested areas are:
- Intersection of Bayview Ave. and Sheppard Ave. E.
- Yonge St. from Hwy. 401 to Sheppard Ave.
- York St. from Front St. to the Gardiner Expy.
- Sheppard Ave. W. and Allen Rd.
- Leslie St. from Hwy. 401 to Sheppard Ave. E.
- Lakeshore Blvd. from York St. to Bathurst St.
- Kennedy Rd. from Hwy. 401 to Sheppard Ave. E.
- Markham Rd. from Hwy. 401 to Progress Ave.
- Intersection of Dufferin St. and Finch Ave. W.
- Intersection of Black Creek Dr. and Lawrence Ave. W.
“Congestion is not an easy fix in many locations, but I think one of the best ways to start is finding out where the worst locations are,” Councillor Minnan-Wong said.
“When you get off the Gardiner Expressway around Bay and York — that’s one of the worst locations — and we’re redesigning those ramps, and we’re going to be starting this year. I think that’s going to be a solution that’s going to make traffic move better.”