Four Toronto streets on CAA worst road list, Hamilton on top

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CAA is bringing the hammer down on the Hammer — at least when it comes to the province’s worst road.

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For the second year in a row, Barton Street East in Hamilton has been named Ontario’s worst road due to potholes and cracked pavement.

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Barton first appeared on CAA’s Top 10 list in 2019 and steadily climbed its way to the top.

“The 2023 CAA Worst Roads campaign provides a valuable snapshot of the roads that the public perceives as pain points,” said Teresa Di Felice, assistant vice-president for CAA South Central Ontario.

“For 20 years, this campaign has served as a powerful advocacy tool, initiating dialogues with decision-makers and driving positive change for safer roads across Ontario.”

In second and third place, which at one point were at the top of the list, are Toronto’s Eglinton Ave. W. and County Road 49 in Prince Edward County.

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Four new roads have debuted this year on the provincial top 10 list: Orillia’s Laclie St., Toronto’s Steeles Ave. E., Hamilton’s Aberdeen Ave., and Mississauga’s Hurontario St.

CAA says many of the roads nominated have undergone or are undergoing significant improvements.

Ontario’s Top 10 Worst Roads for 2023

1 Barton Street East, Hamilton

2. Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto

3. County Road 49, Prince Edward County

4. Carling Avenue, Ottawa

5. Finch Avenue West, Toronto

6. Laclie Street, Orillia

7. Steeles Avenue East, Toronto

8. Aberdeen Avenue, Hamilton

9. Lake Shore Boulevard East, Toronto

10. Hurontario Street, Mississauga

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