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Hamilton’s Burlington Street named worst road in Ontario

NEWS STAFF | posted Thursday, Jun 1st, 2017

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A massive pothole on Baldwin Street on Aug. 12, 2014. Photo via CityNews viewer/Tyyra Alleyne.

Burlington Street in Hamilton is the worst road in Ontario, according to the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).

Toronto’s Dufferin Street is No. 2, the CAA said Thursday, and is one of only two Toronto streets in the Top 10. The other is Yonge Street, which tied with Algonquin Boulevard East in Timmins.

“I would say Yonge Street is real surprise. Yonge Street was nominated mainly for congestion-related issues,” Raymond Chan, government relations specialist at CAA, told CityNews.

Chan said putting out the lists encourages municipalities to tackle road issues.

“It’s really an opportunity for them to see what their residents are saying about their daily commute … the ‘ask’ of this campaign is to ensure that all levels of government are working together and communicating.”

The worst roads in Toronto are Dufferin, Yonge, Bathurst Street, Eglinton Avenue West, and Finch Avenue West.

Roads in Subury, St. Catharines, Ottawa, Barrie, and Prince Edward County all made it onto the province’s worst roads list.

Last year’s “winner” was County Road 49 in Prince Edward County – the first time the road appeared on the provincial Top 10 list. It was No. 10 this year.

One month ago, the CAA put out its annual poll, asking for drivers across the province to nominate and then vote for the worst roads.

Click here for the full results.

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