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Jun 17, 2022

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Each year, CAA asks Ontario drivers, cyclists, transit riders and pedestrians which roads are most in need of improvement.

Whether it’s potholes, congestion, poor signage or inadequate cycling lanes, voters help shed light on where to make adjustments for the safety of all road users.

Here are the results of this year’s CAA Worst Roads campaign.

The numbers are in

Barton Street East in Hamilton is voted the province's worst road for 2022.

This is the third time in five years that a Steeltown street has claimed the title.

Eglinton Avenue West in Toronto is Ontario's second-worst, followed by Barker Street in Prince Edward County.


CAA asks road users across the province where to find the worst roads in their community, allowing Ontarians to 'have their say' and a voice on which roads are in most demand of improvement.

The results highlight roads in need of repair and shine a light on the need for dedicated and consistent road infrastructure funding.

Road issues of 2022

In this year's poll, voters say the three biggest issues are potholes, poor maintenance and sub-standard cycling infrastructure.

CAA plans to use that feedback to lobby politicians to increase infrastructure funding and address these road safety concerns.

The complete list

Here are the 10 Worst Roads in Ontario for 2022:

  • Barton Street East, Hamilton

  • Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto

  • Barker Street, Prince Edward County

  • County Road 49, Prince Edward County

  • Carling Avenue, Ottawa

  • Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto

  • Lake Shore Boulevard East, Toronto

  • Finch Avenue West, Toronto

  • Bronson Avenue, Ottawa

  • Queen Street, Kingston

Success stories

Here are some examples of past successes.

Hamilton provided $3.3 million to resurface Burlington Street East, Ontario's most- dilapidated road in 2017 and 2018.

Officials in Kitchener dedicated $5 million to repair crumbling sections of King Street East, voted one of the worst in western Ontario in 2021.

And in Washago, city council voted to resurface Riverdale Drive, a 2019 nominee, for the first time in 20 years.

Voting for Ontario's Worst Roads helps pave the way for safer roads across the province for all road users.

Get all the details

For a complete roundup of Ontario's worst roads by region, visit caasco.com/worstroads.


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