Parts of Toronto & East York Speed Limit – 30 km/hour

Update:see previous post – June 22, 2015 30 Km/h Speed Limits in Downtown Toronto and East York

The cost to change signage in downtown Toronto and East York residential neighbourhoods is estimated to be $1.1 million.
In June, 2015 Toronto and East York Community Council, consisting of 12 City Councillors, unanimously voted in favour of reducing speeds from 40 km/h down to 30 km/h in those areas. This affects 387 kilometres of roads, thousands of city blocks in the downtown core and in East York.

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There was no budget for the signage replacement of $1 million, but the money will be found and the signs will begin to be changed in September, 2015.

Speed Limits

Stay within the maximum speed limit posted on signs along all roads. As a general rule, you will be safer if you drive at the same speed as traffic around you, without going over the speed limit.

Always drive at a speed that will let you stop safely, whether roads are wet or dry.

Where there are no posted speed limit signs, do not drive faster than:

  • 30 km/hour in parts of Toronto and East York (see map below)
  • 50 km/hour in cities, towns, villages and built-up areas
  • 80 km/hour in any other area

Fines

If you are convicted of speeding, you may receive demerit points in addition to fines.

Demerit points:

  • 3 points for going over the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/hour
  • 4 points for going over the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/hour
  • 6 points for going over the speed limit by 50 km/hour or more

Your fine will depend on how fast you were travelling over the posted speed limit:

Fines for driving over the speed limit
How much over the speed limitFine per km/h over the speed limit
Less than 20 km/h$3
20 to less than 30 km/h$4.50
30 to less than 50 km/h$7
50 km/h or more$9.75

Map Outlining Parts of Toronto & East York that now have a 30 km/h speed limit:

The speed reduction to 30 km/h will affect the following wards: 14,18,19,20,21,22,27,28,29,30,31 & 32.
The speed reduction to 30 km/h will affect the following wards: 14,18,19,20,21,22,27,28,29,30,31 & 32.
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