Toronto, Ontario – Steeles Avenue in the north end of Toronto has once again been named the worst road in Ontario in a poll by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and the Ontario Road Builders’ Association.

Almost 10,000 voted for the road, highway or bridge they wanted to see fixed; the association named the top 20 in the province.

“This is the highest number of votes we’ve ever seen in the seven years of this campaign,” said Faye Lyons, external relations specialist for CAA South Central Ontario. “For the first time, we’ve also seen almost half the roads on the list come from the City of Toronto.”

The 2009 Top 20 Worst Roads in Ontario are:

1. Steeles Avenue (Toronto)

2. Ritson Road (Oshawa)

3. Burlington Street (Hamilton)

4. Palmer Road (Belleville)

5. Finch Avenue (Toronto)

6. Dufferin Street (Toronto)

7. Carling Avenue (Ottawa)

8. Vermillion Lake Road (Greater Sudbury)

9. Lawrence Avenue (Toronto)

10. St. Clair Avenue (Toronto)

11. Riverside Drive (Ottawa)

12. Brock Street (Kingston)

13. Victoria Park Avenue (Toronto)

14. Regent Street (Greater Sudbury)

15. Highway 401 (Greater Toronto Area stretch)

16. Wharncliffe/Western Road (London)

17. Wellington Street (St. Thomas)

18. Kingston Road (Toronto)

19. Denistoun Street (Welland)

20. Eglinton Avenue (Toronto)

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