55 Charles Street East Toronto, ON
Every morning - as early as 530am - between 6 and 10 dump trucks park along Charles Street East, with no regard for how close they are to stop signs, making it unsafe for cars turning right on to Charles from Church, and especially dangerous for pedestrians. This morning, two different vehicles came within inches of me as I was crossing Church Street on the north side of Charles.
UPDATE: December 7, 2012 - The construction trucks this morning were so close to the NE corner of the intersection, vehicles speeding off Mt Pleasant on to Charles who then turn right on to Church are turning the corner blind, because they have to travel so far around the construction truck hugging the corner that those turning on to Church do not see pedestrians, cyclists or people just trying to safely walk their dogs.
The sidewalk parking has ended for the most part, so there is improvement in that regard.
I understand condo construction is important to the City and those people who build and buy them, but not so important as the safety of existing residents.
525-575 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario
Every single weekend, a whole bunch of temporary A-frame signs are erected on the corners of the intersection of St. Clair W. and Avenue Road. These signs advertise various condo developments. The signs:
- do not display a permit number (and therefore probably don't have a permit)
- are located on public property (parks) and often block the sidewalks
- are located nowhere near the business they advertise
- are located in the sight triangles extending 15 metres from the intersection of two major thoroughfares, presenting a hazard to drivers and pedestrians
I believe theses signs are illegal for all of the reasons listed above. Please refer to 311 folder 12 135899 dating from more than a year ago.
2-14 Glendale Avenue Toronto, Ontario
For months, the lights at The Queensway will repeatedly cycle through as if to change, but rarely actually give a green light to Glendale traffic. Motorists will make U-turns or even run the red light after it cycles 5 or 6 times. Motorists are also resorting to leaving their vehicles to go and push the pedestrian walk button to force the signal to change. This morning an unattended vehicle rolled out into traffic when a driver was "forced" to try pushing the button. Not the first time. This is constituting a serious hazard which needs rectifying soon.
The Queensway And Islington Avenue Toronto, ON
The curb lane of the North West corner of The Queensway and Islington was a right turn lane with an arrow on the pavement and a sigh on a post. Both are missing now leading to drivers confusion. People in the neighbourhood still assume it is for right turns. Other drivers think it is the lane they need to be in to cross the street and enter the highway on ramps. Now we have two lanes of cars crossing The Queensway trying to enter the highway leading to near fender benders.
Is it a right turn lane or the lane for drivers entering the on ramps?
There should be signs posted to let people know.
09/17/2014 SO FAR NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE. The city keeps saying it's on order but I get no feedback from them.
20-54 Evelyn Crescent Toronto, Ontario
Clendenan—the street Ravina Gardens Park is on—is misspelled on one side of the official City of Toronto park sign as "Clenedenan." (Or at least it was as of a month or so ago.) What's funny is that on the other side of the sign, it was originally misspelled too, but it looks like a sticker with the correct spelling was affixed on top of the misspelled street name.
8 VotesFix it! Voted!Bishop Ave Toronto, ON
The north side of Bishop east of Yonget is immediately adjacent to the subway and the Regional bus terminal. That area is signed "No Stopping". In evening rush hour the street is lined with vehicles waiting for passengers (despite the No Stopping" signs).. Drivers are even double parking to pick up/drop off passengers. It is extremely difficult to drive westbound towards Yonge Street and several times I have seen near misses when parked drivers force their way into traffic. As well, it is extremely frustrating to be in the curb lane inching toward Yonge and have the driver ahead of you put on their hazard flashers and park leaving you effectively blocked until an opening to proceed westbound.
I have asked police officers to tag and they reply it's a By-law offense. City By-law office advises it a police matter.
699 Sheppard Ave E Toronto, ON
Often during rush hours, the east-westbound traffic will start traffic light countdown but then change back to walk signal even though there are vehicles waiting to make a left on to Sheppard Ave. Have often waited as long as five minutes before being able to make a left turn.
600 Fleet St Toronto, ON
I have lived near Bathurst and Lake Shore for 23 years. There has always been a 'No Left Turn' sign stopping left turns from Bathurst onto Fleet St. except for TTC vehicles. This has been respected for many years. However, with the growth of condos along Fleet St., this sign is abused on a regular basis. To prove my point, I stood at the corner of Fleet and Bathurst on July 30. I stood there for only an hour, 4.15 to 5.15. During that time, no fewer than 52 vehicles made illegal turns onto Fleet. I have at least three photos of each car making the illegal turn with license plate numbers. I have not seen a police presence here in 10 years. I once discussed a TTC street car driver about the whole intersection problem. His opinion was that the police have given up. I hope to include a few photos, but if I can't, I can produce them at any time.
416 260 0421
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