Toronto has worst road in Ontario 0
Dufferin St. in Toronto was voted the worst road in Ontario in the CAA's 2012 survey. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)
Ontario's capital has the worst road in the province.
The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) revealed Tuesday that Dufferin St. in Toronto topped its list of the 10 worst roads after a four-week campaign in which Ontario drivers were invited to vote on the roads they thought were in the greatest need of improvement.
The CAA survey found that 80% of those who voted for Dufferin St., cited potholes and crumbling pavement as the arterial's main problems.
The road has made the CAA's list for the past six years, but this year marks the first time it has ranked at the top.
Bunting Rd. in St. Catharines grabbed honours as the second worst road, and Hamilton's Burlington St. E. finished in third.
"Voters from across the province have expressed their frustrations about the condition of the roads in their community," CAA spokewoman Faye Lyons said in a release. "Whether it is congestion, potholes, or traffic lights, the public wants to see improvements made to these roads."
The rest of the rankings are:
Fourth: Stanley Ave. in Niagara Falls
Fifth: Kraft Creek Rd. in Timmins
Sixth: Lawrence Ave. E in Toronto
Seventh: Carling Ave. in Ottawa
Eighth: Finch Ave. W in Toronto
Ninth: Kingston Rd. in Toronto
Tenth: Bayview Ave. in Toronto
The Worst Roads campaign kicked off March 27 and received a record of nearly 10,000 drivers participating in the vote at worstroads.ca.
The CAA will provide the list to provincial and municipal governments in an effort to recommend that the roadways receive repairs.