Drivers, take note. The worst roads in Ontario have been revealed for 2023 and you’ll definitely want both hands on the wheel as you drive through these areas.

The CAA Worst Road for 2023 is an annual ranking based on feedback from drivers all over the province.

The list names the worst roads in Ontario by region and has been verified by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO).

As you can imagine, some roads have appeared on this list for several years. However, four new roads also debuted for the first time on the provincial list.

The new roads include Laclie Street in Orillia, Steeles Avenue East, in Toronto, Aberdeen Avenue in Hamilton, and Hurontario Street in Mississauga.

For the second year in a row, Hamilton’s Barton Street East has claimed the top spot for the most problematic road in the province.

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“Barton Street’s persistent issues with potholes and severe alligator cracking in the pavement have led to its dubious distinction,” said CAA.

Toronto drivers are all too familiar with the rough terrain of Eglinton Avenue West, and the street has snagged second place on the list this year.

Here are the worst roads in Ontario for 2023.
  1. Barton Street East, Hamilton
  2. Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
  3. County Road 49, Prince Edward County
  4. Carling Avenue, Ottawa
  5. Finch Avenue West, Toronto
  6. Laclie Street, Orillia
  7. Steeles Avenue East, Toronto
  8. Aberdeen Avenue, Hamilton
  9. Lakeshore Boulevard East, Toronto
  10. Hurontario Street, Mississauga
And here are the worst roads by region.
  • Central— Laclie Street, Orillia
  • Eastern— County Road 49, Prince Edward County
  • Halton-Peel-York-Durham— Hurontario Street, Mississauga
  • Niagara— Portage Road, Niagara Falls
  • North— Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins
  • Southwest— Lauzon Parkway, Windsor
  • Western— York Road, Guelph
  • Ottawa— Carling Avenue, Ottawa

So if you’re looking for a smooth ride to your destination, you may want to avoid these roads at all costs.