The City of Toronto’s 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) devices issued a total of 9,719 tickets between September 6 and October 6, the third month of tickets being issued to vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit.
During this period, the ASE device on Gateway Boulevard (Ward 16, Don Valley East) issued the most tickets at 955, accounting for almost 10 per cent of all tickets.
The highest fine of $706 was issued to a vehicle owner travelling at 78 km/h in 30 km/h speed limit zones by the devices on Bicknell Avenue, South of Avon Drive (Ward 5, York-South Weston).
According to the data, the number of repeat offenders during the third month of issuing tickets was 604. The six most frequent repeat offenders received six tickets for speeding at Patricia Avenue, West of Homewood Avenue (Ward 18 Willowdale).
The program has now been issuing tickets for three months. During the first full month of enforcement, July 6 to August 5, ASE devices issued a total of 22,301 tickets to speeding vehicles and detected 2,239 repeat offenders. During the second month, from August 6 to September 5, the devices issued 15,175 tickets and identified 1,198 repeat offenders.
The total payable fine amount includes a set fine, which is determined by Schedule D under the Provincial Offences Act, a victim fine surcharge and applicable court costs. ASE tickets do not incur any demerit points and do not affect a person’s driving record.
All 50 ASE devices will be moved to new locations starting this week to address a greater number of areas with safety concerns and to encourage a wide-ranging deterrent effect. Signage has been posted at all new locations to warn drivers in advance. Warning letters in lieu of tickets will not be issued.
The 50 new locations are:
Ward 1 (Etobicoke North): Golfdown Drive, east of Turpin Avenue
Ward 1 (Etobicoke North): Mount Olive Drive, west of Kipling Avenue
Ward 2 (Etobicoke Centre): The Kingsway, south of Hartfield Road
Ward 2 (Etobicoke Centre): Mill Road, north of Bloor Street West
Ward 3 (Etobicoke Lakeshore): Mimico Avenue, west of Station Road
Ward 3 (Etobicoke Lakeshore): Stanley Avenue, near Elizabeth Street
Ward 4 (Parkdale High Park): Willard Avenue, near Rexford Road
Ward 4 (Parkdale High Park): Mountview Avenue, near 51 Mountview Ave.
Ward 5 (York-South Weston): Rockcliffe Boulevard, near Rockcliffe Court
Ward 5 (York-South Weston): Jane Street, north of Lambton Avenue
Ward 6 (York Centre): Ancaster Road, near Plewes Road
Ward 6 (York Centre): Dovehouse Avenue, west of Keele Street
Ward 7 (Humber River-Black Creek): Topcliff Avenue, near 96 Topcliff Ave.
Ward 7 (Humber River-Black Creek): Gracedale Boulevard, near Crimscott Road
Ward 8 (Eglinton-Lawrence): Avenue Road, near Castlefield Avenue
Ward 8 (Eglinton-Lawrence): Bedford Park Avenue, west of Yonge Street
Ward 9 (Davenport): Laughton Avenue, near Talbot Street
Ward 9 (Davenport): Ruskin Avenue, west of Perth Avenue
Ward 10 (Spadina Fort-York): Denison Avenue, south of Grange Avenue
Ward 10 (Spadina Fort-York): Brant Street, south of Adelaide Street West
Ward 11 (University-Rosedale): Orde Street, west of Murray Street
Ward 11 (University-Rosedale): Essex Street, west of Christie Street
Ward 12 (Toronto-St. Paul’s): Ava Road, east of Westover Hill Road
Ward 12 (Toronto-St. Paul’s): Tweedsmuir Avenue, south of Heath Street West
Ward 13 (Toronto Centre): Sherbourne Street, south of Wellesley Street East
Ward 13 (Toronto Centre): Berkeley Street, south of Gerrard Street East
Ward 14 (Toronto Danforth): Dundas Street East, east of Broadview Avenue
Ward 14 (Toronto Danforth): Lesmount Avenue, south of Cosburn Avenue
Ward 15 (Don Valley West): Erskine Avenue, west of Redpath Avenue
Ward 15 (Don Valley West): Thorncliffe Park Drive, near 79 Thorncliffe Park Dr.
Ward 16 (Don Valley East): Fenside Drive, south of Roywood Drive
Ward 16 (Don Valley East): Underhill Drive, near Beveridge Drive
Ward 17 (Don Valley North): Sheppard Avenue East, west of Don Mills Road
Ward 17 (Don Valley North): Seneca Hill Drive, west of Don Mills Road
Ward 18 (Willowdale): Doris Avenue, north of Spring Garden Avenue
Ward 18 (Willowdale): Church Avenue, east of Doris Avenue
Ward 19 (Beaches-East York): Kingston Road, near Heyworth Crescent
Ward 19 (Beaches-East York): Spruce Hill Road, north of Queen Street East
Ward 20 (Scarborough Southwest): Edge Park Avenue, east of Victoria Park Avenue
Ward 20 (Scarborough Southwest): Birchcliff Avenue, near Freeman Street
Ward 21 (Scarborough Centre): Ellesmere Road, east of Mondeo Drive
Ward 21 (Scarborough Centre): Gooderham Drive, south of Murray Glen Drive
Ward 22 (Scarborough Agincourt): Birchmount Road, north of Bay Mills Boulevard
Ward 22 (Scarborough Agincourt): Southlawn Drive, near Buena Vista Avenue
Ward 23 (Scarborough North): McCowan Road, north of Kenhatch Boulevard
Ward 23 (Scarborough North): Brimwood Boulevard, near Bridley Drive
Ward 24 (Scarborough-Guildwood): Scarborough Golf Club Road, north of Lawrence Avenue East
Ward 24 (Scarborough-Guildwood): Holmfirth Terrace, west of Vanwart Drive
Ward 25 (Scarborough-Rouge Park): Charlottetown Boulevard, near McCulley Street
Ward 25 (Scarborough Rouge Park): Durnford Road, north of Rylander Boulevard
The Automated Speed Enforcement program aims to increase road safety, reduce speeding and raise public awareness about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits. The 50 devices are installed city-wide on local, collector and arterial roads in Community Safety Zones near schools. Each ward has two ASE devices that capture and record images of vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit. Signage has been installed in advance of all ASE locations so that motorists are aware of their presence.
More information about the program and a map of all locations is available at www.toronto.ca/ASE. Anyone who receives an Automated Speed Enforcement ticket can view images of their offence online using the City’s Court Case Look Up application at http://secure.toronto.ca/Court
Residents with program-specific complaints, comments or questions should call 311 or email email@example.com. Ticket holders should refer to the information on their ticket or visit the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 webpage for updates on Court Services’ available online options at www.toronto.ca/COVID19.
“The Automated Speed Enforcement program is working. Each month, fewer drivers were caught speeding in school and community safety zones where they’ve been placed, and they are helping to keep vulnerable people, especially school children, in these communities safer. It’s clear that more people are changing their driving behaviour and I hope that moving these devices to new locations in November will see the same encouraging and almost immediate results.”
– Mayor John Tory