Avenue Rd. and Dupont

Walking on a tightrope next to a highway

Avenue Road is known for high-end shopping, posh hotels, and multiple private schools. It’s also known, some residents say, for having dangerously-narrow sidewalks alongside heavy traffic.

“It’s unsafe right now,” said Albert Koehl, a member of the Avenue Road Safety Coalition. “This street is no longer consistent with a modern downtown area.” Koehl, a 25-year resident of midtown Toronto, is among those calling on the city to consider widening the sidewalks alongside the busy six-lane arterial road.

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Hazelton Place

Vehicle hit gas line outside Yorkville retirement home

A portion of Avenue Road was closed off after a vehicle struck a gas line that was located outside of a retirement home in Yorkville on Tuesday afternoon. According to police, two vehicles were involved in a collision on Avenue Road, near Davenport Road shortly after 4 p.m.

Surveillance video of the incident sent to CP24 showed one vehicle trying to make a left turn off of Avenue Road, when another vehicle swerved to avoid it.

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