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Carling Avenue Voted Ottawa’s Worst Road

Top 10 Worst Roads for All Ontario Announced

Ottawa, ON May 30, 2019
– The votes are in. CAA North & East Ontario revealed today that Ottawa’s Worst Road for 2019 is Carling Avenue, followed by Hunt Club Road and Saint Joseph Boulevard. The top worst road in Ontario is Eglinton Avenue East in Toronto. This is the second consecutive year that Carling has topped the Ottawa list and that Hunt Club Road and Mitch Owens have appeared in Ottawa’s top five. CAA’s annual campaign also revealed that the worst road for the Northern Ontario region is Regent Street in Sudbury.

Ottawa’s Top 10 Worst Roads 2019

  1. Carling Avenue, Ottawa
  2. Hunt Club Road, Ottawa
  3. Saint Joseph Boulevard, Ottawa
  4. Riverside Drive, Ottawa
  5. Mitch Owens Road, Ottawa
  6. Merivale Road, Ottawa
  7. Heron Road, Ottawa
  8. North River Road, Ottawa
  9. River Road, Ottawa
  10. Bank Street, Ottawa tied with Anderson Road, Ottawa

Northern Region Top 10 Worst Roads 2019

  1. Regent Street, Greater Sudbury
  2. Lorne Street, Greater Sudbury
  3. Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie
  4. Frood Road, Greater Sudbury
  5. Kingsway, Greater Sudbury
  6. Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins
  7. Maley Drive, Greater Sudbury
  8. Paris Street, Greater Sudbury
  9. Algonquin Boulevard West, Timmins tied with Lakeshore Drive, North Bay
  10. Barrydowne Road, Greater Sudbury tied with Lasalle Boulevard, Greater Sudbury

Ontario’s Top 10 Worst Roads 2019

  1. Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
  2. Riverdale Drive, Washago
  3. Dufferin Street, Toronto
  4. County Road 49, Prince Edward
  5. Barton Street East, Hamilton
  6. Burlington Street East, Hamilton
  7. Avondale Road, Belleville
  8. Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto
  9. Carnegie Beach Road, Scugog
  10. Bathurst Street, Toronto

CAA remains committed to holding its annual Worst Roads campaign every spring. The campaign provides a platform for Ontarians to make roads safer by helping municipal and provincial governments understand that roadway improvements are a priority for citizens, and to make the appropriate changes where they need to be made.


CAA North & East Ontario (CAA NEO) provides more than 300,000 members in the region with emergency roadside service, complete automotive and travel services, member savings, and comprehensive insurance services. CAA NEO is part of a larger federation of eight CAA Clubs across Canada committed to providing exceptional service to more than six million members coast-to-coast, as well as advocating on issues of concern including road safety, the environment, mobility, infrastructure and consumer protection. To join, visit

For more information, please contact:
Mandy Chepeka
Communications Manager
CAA North & East Ontario
Phone: 613 733 9070 X 6415
Mobile: 613 797 1253