Oshawa’s Bloor Street East makes regional top five for CAA’s Worst Roads in Ontario list

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Published May 30, 2023 at 11:12 am

Bloor Street East in Oshawa was the only Durham Region road to get a mention on the CAA’s annual Worst Roads in Ontario campaign, with the pothole-riddled street avoiding the provincial top-10 list but coming in fourth amongst all roads in Durham, York, Halton and Peel regions.

The placing is a step up from 2015 when the street topped the list in the four regions.

Mississauga streets went 1-2-3 in the regional top five, with #1 Hurontario Street also making the provincial top ten, placing tenth.

  1. Barton St East, Hamilton
    2. Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
    3. County Road 49, Prince Edward
    4. Carling Avenue, Ottawa
    5. Finch Avenue West, Toronto
    6. Laclie Street, Orillia
    7. Steeles Avenue East, Toronto
    8. Aberdeen Avenue, Hamilton
    9. Lakeshore Boulevard East, Toronto
    10. Hurontario Street, Mississauga

The last time a Durham street made the provincial top ten was in 2019 when Carnegie Road in Scugog finished ninth in the rankings.

Each year, CAA invites Ontario drivers, cyclists, transit riders and pedestrians to vote in the CAA Worst Roads campaign and tell them which roads need improvement, with potholes, congestion and poor road signs usually high on the lists.

The annual campaign helps shine the spotlight on where more work is needed and has often led to change, such as repaving and repair work.

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