Traffic cop Toronto

Toronto police officers will soon direct traffic downtown

You should probably avoid jaywalking in Toronto next week. That's because paid duty police officers will be directing traffic at eight different intersections. The city is putting $250,000 towards this initiative to try to thwart congestion and encourage both drivers and pedestrians to obey the rules of the road.

This pilot project kicks off on Monday, June 13 and will last for four weeks. There will be another four week trial some time this fall, writes CBC News.

As CBC reports, Mayor John Tory indicated that he'd eventually like to get civilians to direct traffic. This would not only save money, but it'd also let our city's police officers dedicate their time to more pressing matters.

Here's where you can expect to see the traffic cops:

  • Queen and Bay
  • Front and Simcoe
  • Lake Shore Boulevard and Parklawn Road
  • Yonge and Sheppard
  • Front and University
  • Bay and Bloor
  • Adelaide and University
  • Bay Street from Bloor Street to Front Street

Photo by asianz via the blogTO Flickr pool.


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