3 VotesFix it! Voted!50 Village Station Road Toronto, Ontario
On Friday I got a ticket in the Metro parking lot at the Shops of Don Mills. It was $250 for parking in a fire route. I was parked in the actual lot beside a spot not marked as a parking spot. There are notsigns in the whole parking lot that designate a "fire route" I went in an spoke to the manager regarding this and he advised that the route around the parking is supposed to be a fire route, but the owners Cadillac Fairview have refused to put up signage. This route goes down the south side of the parking lot, across the bottom, and up the north side. IT is not in front of the store. It is most unfair to ticket people $250. with no notice. Yesterday, I went in and a car as parked in the area beside the last spot because it has the yellow markings. I am going to fight the ticket, but imagine I will not win. Cadillac Fairview should have some responsibility in this area. It is unfair to the shoppers
Oxton/Oriol Park Toronto, Ontario
The stop sign southbound on Oxton at ORIOLE PARKWAY was introduced a couple of years after the intersection had been designed to permit traffic to flow though the intersection on a dedicated lane without stopping. This doubled the volume of traffic on the arterial road and reduced the flow of commuters going through a residential neighbourhood. The STOP sign has prevented the redesigned intersection from functioning. What a waste! The consequence is rush hour traffic backs up the arterial road well past Chaplin in the morning rush. It took a decade to reconfigure this intersection and the Avenue Road/Oxton intersection with the final design implemented in 2000. The result was far fewer accidents especially rear enders on Oxton in the afternoon. I have tried to get the City and councillors to explain why this Stop sign was installed, to no avail. I hope you have better luck. Its removal would be a boon to commuters, residents and air quality. Oxton holds about 25 southbound vehicles in gridlock. If it were allowed to flow, it would take twice as many vehicles and reduce flow into the local road portion of Avenue Road. Thanks in advance for your help. J Newell 774 Avenue Road.
Front & Spadina Toronto, ON
The intersection at Front and Spadina is a constant traffic jam with street car tracks being ripped up every couple of years and now, there's construction of a new condo building on the north west corner. However, I've always been annoyed by the no right turn on a red when driving east on Front wanting to turn south onto Spadina for access to the Gardiner. The light for eastbound traffic is only green for 17 seconds which is never enough, especially when pedestrians disobey the "cross on the other side of the street" sign.
When there is an advanced green arrow for northbound Spadina traffic to turn west onto Front, why can't we have a green arrow to allow more cars to turn right onto Spadina southbound at the same time? I try to avoid this intersection whenever possible, but the access to the Gardiner west of the Ex is always also a total mess. Please help!
Church And Hayden Toronto, Ontario
Church and Hayden - southwest corner. Street post has been bent (suspect one of the many construction trucks turning from Hayden onto Church hit the post).
2 VotesFix it! Voted!
150 The Queensway Toronto, Ontario
Traffic is backing up in the intersection Stephen Dr / The Queensway because the traffic lights directly east at the Mall entrance/Humber treatment plant entrance is not timed properly.
It was good for a long period of time because the lights by the mall entrance would turn green for all Queensway traffic about 5-10 seconds ahead of the lights turning green for southbound Stephen drive traffic, letting all the cars trapped between Stephen and the Mall entrance a chance to empty so that Southbound Stephen drive traffic could have space to occupy.
As it stands now, the light system is back to broken, with a red light at the mall entrance and cars backing up all the way to the Stephen/Queensway intersection, meaning the southbound Stephen traffic has nowhere to go, so they get @#$% and flood the intersection and create a tight bottleneck, preventing Westbound queensway traffic from proceeding on a green light until all eastbound traffic starts moving.
This intersection is back into my top rated annoyance section. Someone in urban planning and design PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE figure out a method around this madness and propose it to the city. This **** has got to stop before someone road rages to the next level.
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.
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Eglinton Avenue West And Menin Road Toronto, Ontario
Wondering if you could give us a hand. They've started to do the Crosstown LRT lane restrictions on Eglinton, and they've put a no left-turn sign from Eglinton westbound onto Menin Road. But here's the problem, Menin is one way southbound from Eglinton, and there is already a right-turn restriction from Eglinton eastbound during rush hours. So ... that means for five hours each day, there is no way legal way to actually drive onto the street, since we can't legally turn right or left onto it, and of course, we can't drive northbound. Ooops.
I'm a big fan of the Crosstown, so I'm not complaining about the lane restrictions; I know we have to go through a little pain for the big gain, but making it legally impossible to get onto the street is a bit of problem.
(PS - I know there's a narrow laneway that cuts across south of Eglinton, but it's often blocked with deliveries, so it's not a viable single point of access we can rely on.). Thanks
Eglinton Ave East & Credit Union Dr
Southeast corner, the City of Toronto snow plow workers put a big pile of snow in front of the street pole that has the push button for the walk signal. Signal won't activate unless button is pushed. Fell once trying to get to the button.
Please send someone out to remove this pile of snow. Thanks!