CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO)

CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO)

October 29, 2009 09:30 ET

CAA and ORBA Release 2009 Top 20 Worst Roads List

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2009) - Toronto's Steeles Avenue has once again been named the worst road in Ontario.

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) released their Top 20 Worst Roads list for 2009 today. This year close to 10,000 people voted for the road, highway or bridge in their community they wanted to see repaired.

"Appreciating that this is the highest number of votes received since the inception of the campaign back in 2003, it clearly reiterates the unwavering growth and success of the campaign," said Korey Kennedy, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for CAA North & East Ontario. "CAA North & East Ontario, in concert with CAA South Central Ontario and CAA Niagara, would like to thank everyone who took the time to cast a ballot for Ontario's worst road, as your input has a direct impact on which roads, highways and bridges are scheduled to be repaired."

"Substandard roads and bridges increase the damage done to vehicles and costs to families and businesses," said Rob Bradford, Executive Director Ontario Road Builders' Association. "Properly maintained roads and bridges also mean fewer injuries and deaths, reduced environmental impact, enhanced economic competitiveness and reduced life-cycle costs to taxpayers."


The 2009 Top 20 Worst Roads list in Ontario is as follows:

1. Steeles Avenue - City of Toronto

2. Ritson Road - City of Oshawa

3. Burlington Street - City of Hamilton

4. Palmer Road - City of Belleville

5. Finch Avenue - City of Toronto

6. Dufferin Street - City of Toronto

7. Carling Avenue - City of Ottawa

8. Vermillion Lake Road - City of Greater Sudbury

9. Lawrence Avenue - City of Toronto

10. St. Clair Avenue - City of Toronto

11. Riverside Drive - City of Ottawa

12. Brock Street - City of Kingston

13. Victoria Park Avenue - City of Toronto

14. Regent Street - City of Greater Sudbury

15. Highway 401 - (Province of Ontario - Greater Toronto Area stretch)

16. Wharncliffe/Western Road - City of London

17. Wellington Street - City of St. Thomas

18. Kingston Road - City of Toronto

19. Denistoun Street - City of Welland

20. Eglinton Avenue - City of Toronto


For over 100 years, the Canadian Automobile Association has provided Travel, Emergency Road Services, Insurance, and Advocacy for its Members. CAA North & East Ontario continues to be the leading membership organization by recognizing and promoting its heritage and integrity in the community, while maximizing Members' value.

Contact Information

  • CAA North & East Ontario
    Korey Kennedy
    Manager of Public & Government Affairs
    613-721-3283
    kkennedy@caaneo.on.ca
    or
    CAA North & East Ontario
    Ciara Cronin
    Communications Specialist
    613-721-3252
    ccronin@caaneo.on.ca