Speed demons beware -- a new crop of traffic speed cameras will soon be in place around Toronto, as the City expands its Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program.

Starting this month, motorists may spot 90-day warning signs at all 25 future speed camera locations (one additional camera per ward), which are expected to begin enforcement in February 2023. They’ll join the 50 cameras already installed across Toronto. These warning signs -- which are legally required as per provincial legislation -- are to warn drivers in advance and raise awareness about the new cameras prior to laying any charges.

“We want everyone to be safe on our roads and this is why we’re scaling up the City’s Automated Speed Enforcement program by adding 25 more cameras to the 50 that are already operating across the city,” stated Toronto Mayor John Tory in a release.

“This is another important step forward that will help save lives, boost road safety and reduce speeding where it matters the most. We know that speed cameras work -- they are a proven, data-driven Vision Zero tactic that are changing driver behaviour and having a positive community impact.”

Locations of 25 new Toronto speed cameras

1.      Thistle Down Boulevard east of Albion Road (Etobicoke North)
2.      Martin Grove Road south of Eglinton Avenue West (Etobicoke Centre)
3.      Mimico Avenue west of Station Road (Etobicoke-Lakeshore)
4.      Lansdowne Avenue near 108 Lansdowne Ave. (Parkdale-High Park)
5.      Pritchard Avenue near Batavia Avenue (York South-Weston)
6.      Sheppard Avenue West west of Keele Street (York Centre)
7.      Driftwood Avenue east of Jane Street (Humber River-Black Creek)
8.      Avenue Road north of Elwood Boulevard (Eglinton-Lawrence)
9.      Gladstone Avenue south of Cross Street (Davenport)
10.     Dennison Avenue south of Grange (Spadina-Fort York)
11.     Bloor Street West west of Clinton Street (University-Rosedale)
12.     Davisville Avenue east of Yonge Street (Toronto-St. Paul’s)
13.     Queen Street East near Sackville Street (Toronto Centre)
14.     Logan Avenue north of Wolfrey Avenue (Toronto-Danforth)
15.     Harrison Road near Vernham Avenue (Don Valley West)
16.     Sloane Avenue near Draycott Drive (Don Valley East)
17.     Freshmeadow Drive west of Applegate Crescent (Don Valley North)
18.     Senlac Road north of Elynhill Drive (Willowdale)
19.     Main Street south of Swanwick Avenue (Beaches-East York)
20.     Danforth Road east of Huntington Avenue (Scarborough Southwest)
21.     Lawrence Avenue East near Canlish Road (Scarborough Centre)
22.     Birchmount Road north of Bay Mills Boulevard (Scarborough-Agincourt)
23.     Tapscott Road west of Blackwell Avenue (Scarborough North)
24.     Orton Park Road south of Ellesmere Road (Scarborough-Guildwood)
25.     Lawrence Avenue East west of Port Union Road (Scarborough-Rouge Park)

The speed cameras in the City’s original fleet are also on the move; 49 will be rotated to their sixth round of locations, in efforts to reduce speeding in areas with safety concerns, and further act as a deterrent to bad actors. 

One notable expectation is the camera on Parkside Drive, south of Algonquin Avenue, which will be staying put; the street, which runs along the main entrance of High Park, has been deemed a safety hazard by locals due to speeding traffic. Last fall, the intersection was the site of a fatal five-vehicle crash, allegedly caused by a speeding motorist, that claimed the lives of Little Portugal residents Fatima and Valdemar Avil.

“In response to community concerns, the device on Parkside Drive south of Algonquin Avenue (Parkdale-High Park) is being kept in this round of locations to improve compliance with the speed limit and reduce incidents of speeding on Parkside Drive,” reads a release from the City, adding that the site accounted for 9% of the 25,224 tickets handed out under the ASE program in August and 10% of the 23,163 tickets handed out in September.

According to the city, a total of 247 Part 111 charges for excessive speeding -- defined as exceeding the limit by 50 km/h or more -- have been laid this year.

The highest excessive speed detected was 146 km/h in a 50 km/h speed limit zone on Martin Grove Road north of Garfella Drive (Etobicoke North).

New locations of 50 Toronto speed cameras

1.      Kipling Avenue north of Rowntree Road (Etobicoke North)
2.      Humberwood Boulevard south of Pinecone Drive (Etobicoke North)
3.      Bloor Street West near 4034 Bloor St. W. (Etobicoke Centre)
4.      Allanhurst Drive near Mulham Place (Etobicoke Centre)
5.      Burnhamthorpe Road west of Dundas Street West (Etobicoke-Lakeshore)
6.      Norseman Street near Lothian Avenue (Etobicoke-Lakeshore)
7.      Dundas Street West east of Watkinson Avenue (Parkdale-High Park)
8.      Parkside Drive south of Algonquin Avenue (Parkdale-High Park)
9.      Keele Street near Nashville Avenue (York South-Weston)
10.     Emmett Avenue near 75 Emmett Ave. (York South-Weston)
11.     Keele Street north of Wandle Avenue (York Centre)
12.     Giltspur Drive near 120 Giltspur Dr. (York Centre)
13.     Weston Road south of Burgundy Court (Humber River-Black Creek)
14.     Duncanwoods Drive west of Gracedale Boulevard (Humber River-Black Creek)
15.     Neptune Drive west of Bathurst Street (Eglinton-Lawrence)
16.     Glengrove Avenue West west of Glen Castle Street (Eglinton-Lawrence)
17.     Ossington Avenue north of Churchill Avenue (Davenport)
18.     College Street near Sheridan Avenue (Davenport)
19.     Dundas Street West near Carlyle Street (Spadina-Fort York)
20.     Queens Quay West east of Bathurst Street (Spadina-Fort York)
21.     Bloor Street East east of Castle Frank Road (University-Rosedale)
22.     Howland Avenue south of Wells Street (University-Rosedale)
23.     Yonge Street near Glen Elm Avenue (Toronto-St. Paul’s)
24.     Russell Hill Road north of Coulson Avenue (Toronto-St. Paul’s)
25.     Alexander Street east of Yonge Street (Toronto Centre)
26.     Sherbourne Street south of Wellesley Street East (Toronto Centre)
27.     Dundas Street East west of Boulton Avenue (Toronto-Danforth)
28.     Carlaw Avenue south of Queen Street East (Toronto-Danforth)
29.     Overlea Boulevard east of William Morgan Drive (Don Valley West)
30.     Fenn Avenue north of Gordon Road (Don Valley West)
31.     Don Mills Road north of Overlea Boulevard (Don Valley East)
32.     Fenelon Drive near Karen Road (Don Valley East)
33.     Old Sheppard Avenue east of Ladner Drive (Don Valley North)
34.     Van Horne Avenue near Silas Hill Drive (Don Valley North)
35.     Beecroft Road near Lorraine Drive (Willowdale)
36.     Hilda Avenue north of Drewry Avenue (Willowdale)
37.     Gerrard Street East east of Beaton Avenue (Beaches-East York)
38.     Wolverleigh Boulevard west of Glebemount Avenue (Beaches-East York)
39.     Midland Avenue south of Aylesworth Avenue (Scarborough Southwest)
40.     Blantyre Avenue south of Swanwick Avenue (Scarborough Southwest)
41.     Midland Avenue north of Tara Avenue (Scarborough Centre)
42.     Dorcot Avenue west of Lyon Heights Road (Scarborough Centre)
43.     Finch Avenue East west of Birchmount Road (Scarborough-Agincourt)
44.     Glendower Circuit near Nearwood Gate (Scarborough-Agincourt)
45.     Brimley Road north of Pitfield Road (Scarborough North)
46.     Ingleton Boulevard east of Presidents Court (Scarborough North)
47.     Morningside Avenue north of Danzig Street (Scarborough-Guildwood)
48.     Dormington Drive north of Ellesmere Road (Scarborough-Guildwood)
49.     Morrish Road near Starfire Drive (Scarborough-Rouge Park)
50.     Littles Road south of Rangeley Drive (Scarborough-Rouge Park)