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What's the worst street for traffic in Toronto?

At least we're not Vancouver. Earlier this year, GPS manufacturer TomTom ranked the world's 218 worst cities for traffic. Toronto placed 47th internationally and second in Canada behind Vancouver.

Despite this, commuters know that traveling around this city quickly is a difficult feat. With construction seemingly around every corner, we all have our tips and tricks for avoiding particularly messy streets. But usually, bottlenecks are inevitable.

Some areas, such as the Financial District, are notorious for their traffic; driving on the DVP, Gardiner and 401 is no picnic either.

According to city statistics, the 10 worst streets and intersections for traffic are mostly clustered around Shepherd Avenue as well as the 401, though Lake Shore between York and Bathurst, Black Creek and Lawrence Ave. W., and Dufferin and Finch also made the list.

We all know that traffic is a divisive topic, so we asked our Twitter followers about which streets they considered the most congested. Unsurprisingly, the responses are a mixed bag. Toronto traffic has gotten progressively worse over the last decade, making the competition for worst street both fierce and depressing. Here are some of the candidates nominated by our followers.

What do you think is the worst street for traffic in Toronto? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Jen Tse


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