Dufferin Street tops Ontario's Worst Roads once again

2014 campaign sees a 31 per cent increase in entries

THORNHILL, ON, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - For the third year in a row, Dufferin Street in Toronto has been voted the worst road in Ontario. Over the years, Dufferin Street has made CAA's Worst Roads list eight times.

Eight of the roads on the 2014 list are from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and more than 2,000 different roads across the province were nominated. The 2014 campaign saw a 31 per cent increase in votes highlighting that the condition of roads across the province are on the minds of many Ontarians.

Of the roads on this year's Top 10 list, 90 per cent of the voters complained about crumbling pavement and pothole ridden streets as the reasons for selecting the road.

Ontario's Top 10 Worst Roads for 2014:

  1. Dufferin Street (Toronto)
  2. Stanley Avenue (Niagara Falls)
  3. Kipling Avenue (Toronto)
  4. Finch Avenue West (Toronto)
  5. Burlington Street East (Hamilton)
  6. Bayview Avenue (Toronto)
  7. Carling Avenue (Ottawa)
  8. Markham Road (Toronto)
  9. Lawrence Avenue East (Toronto)
  10. Wilson Avenue (Toronto)

"CAA SCO has led the conversation about dedicating gas tax revenues to transportation and infrastructure projects for many years. With a provincial election taking place in a couple of weeks and a municipal election this fall, we encourage residents across the province to ask their local candidates about what their position is on issues surrounding transportation and infrastructure," said Faye Lyons, Government Relations, CAA SCO.

To highlight the success of CAA's Worst Roads campaign this year, CAA has released an infograph produced by MediaMiser, a leading provider of media monitoring and analysis solutions, illustrating key facts and statistics.

All the roads on the Top 10 list have been verified by the Ontario Road Builders' Association. CAA will present the list and make recommendations to both the provincial and municipal governments.

As a leader and advocate for road safety and mobility, CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club which represents the interests of more than 1.9 million members. For over a century, CAA has collaborated with communities, police services and governments to help keep drivers and their families safe while travelling on our roads.

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information: Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Consultant, CAA SCO, sace@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Communications Consultant, CAA SCO jlem@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641