Say Cheese: New Toronto speed camera sites announced

If you’re a driver in the GTA region and have been collared by speed camera recently, you are far from alone. The City of Toronto’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) devices issued over 80,000 tickets in the first three months of 2021.

According to a release by the city, there are 50 ASEs in total, currently scattered around the area like sawdust at a lumber mill. Now, they will be uprooted and shuffled to new locations next month. The exact list of placements can be found below, and those in charge of deploying the program have indicated warning signs have been posted at all new locations to warn drivers in advance.

Those 81,557 tickets were distributed at roughly an equal pace during the first three months of the year. During each month, the most active location was on Sheppard Avenue East west of Don Mills Road (Don Valley North) with 6,603, 4,618, and 5,247 tickets issued in January, February, and March, respectively. Why is this particular location so rife with speeders? The road is described as a wide arterial roadway with six lanes of traffic and a significant downhill slope. It is also the ASE site with the highest daily traffic volume from the current round of locations. Also, the speed limit in that zone was reduced to 50 km/h in December.

Interestingly, there were there were nearly 7,000 drivers popped more than once over the three month period. While ASE tickets do not incur demerit points and do not affect a person’s driving record, they are subject to hefty fines, surcharges, and applicable court costs. The 50 ASE devices are installed city-wide on local, collector and arterial roads in Community Safety Zones near schools.

New camera locations

Martin Grove Road north of Garfella Drive (Etobicoke North)
John Garland Boulevard near Kendleton Drive (Etobicoke North)
The East Mall south of Capri Road (Etobicoke Centre)
La Rose Avenue east of Griggsden Avenue (Etobicoke Centre)
Algoma Street east of Royal York Road (Etobicoke-Lakeshore)
Lake Shore Boulevard West near Twentieth Street (Etobicoke-Lakeshore)
Windermere Avenue near St. Olave’s Road (Parkdale-High Park)
Annette Street near Laws Street (Parkdale-High Park)
Guestville Avenue near Dennis Avenue (York South-Weston)
Culford Road north of Burr Avenue (York South-Weston)
Wilson Avenue near 1196 Wilson Ave. (York Centre)
Northover Street south of Sheppard Avenue West (York Centre)
Shoreham Drive west of Gosford Boulevard (Humber River-Black Creek)
Stong Court west of Driftwood Avenue (Humber River-Black Creek)
Wilson Avenue west of Belgrave Avenue (Eglinton-Lawrence)
Marlee Avenue south of Hillmount Avenue (Eglinton-Lawrence)
Dufferin Street near Waterloo Avenue (Davenport)
Concord Avenue north of College Street (Davenport)
Dundas Street West near Augusta Avenue (Spadina-Fort York)
The Esplanade east of Princess Street (Spadina-Fort York)
Avenue Road near Macpherson Avenue (University-Rosedale)
Clinton Street north of College Street (University-Rosedale)
Davisville Avenue near Acacia Road (Toronto-St. Paul’s)
Bansley Avenue south of Vaughan Road (Toronto-St. Paul’s)
Homewood Avenue near Maitland Place (Toronto Centre)
Parliament Street north of Oak Street (Toronto Centre)
Greenwood Avenue south of Glebeholme Boulevard (Toronto-Danforth)
Plains Road near Milton Road (Toronto-Danforth)
Blythwood Road near Blyth Hill Road (Don Valley West)
Leslie Street south of Lawrence Avenue East (Don Valley West)
York Mills Road east of Rayoak Drive (Don Valley East)
Grenoble Drive west of Spanbridge Road (Don Valley East)
Van Horne Avenue west of Brian Drive (Don Valley North)
Parkway Forest Drive near 25 Parkway Forest Drive (Don Valley North)
Drewry Avenue east of Norwin Street (Willowdale)
Ellerslie Avenue west of Diagonal Road (Willowdale)
Victoria Park Avenue near Medonte Avenue (Beaches-East York)
Secord Avenue near Palmer Avenue (Beaches-East York)
Birchmount Road south of Sadler Drive (Scarborough Southwest)
Bellamy Road South north of Kingston Road (Scarborough Southwest)
Gilder Drive east of Midland Avenue (Scarborough Centre)
Lawrence Avenue East west of Ben Stanton Boulevard (Scarborough Centre)
Bamburgh Circle near 125 Bamburgh Circle (Scarborough-Agincourt)
Chester Le Boulevard near Pettibone Square (Scarborough-Agincourt)
Huntingwood Drive near Mollard Road (Scarborough North)
Heather Road east of Glen Watford Drive (Scarborough North)
Military Trail near 341 Military Trail (Scarborough-Guildwood)
Gatesview Avenue east of Cedar Drive (Scarborough-Guildwood)
Sewells Road west of Glenheather Terrace (Scarborough-Rouge Park)
Centennial Road south of Cherrydale Court (Scarborough-Rouge Park)


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