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Crash Test City: West Humber-Clairville tops Toronto’s most crash-prone neighbourhoods

Toronto, Ontario – To the surprise of no one who’s visited Toronto’s downtown, accidents are bound to happen when drivers congregate. Whether for work, a hockey match or the weekend rush, some of us will inevitably collide thanks to a hot-headed driver or some other mishap.

While 2020 data is an outlier due to the beginning of the pandemic, 2018 and 2019 follow previous years’ trends and will likely reflect post-pandemic traffic patterns.

These are the neighbourhoods with the most collisions over the past three years, according to Toronto Police Service data:

  • West Humber-Clairville (20 collisions)
  • Bay Street Corridor (18 collisions)
  • Wexford/Maryvale (14 collisions)
  • Downsview-Roding-CFB (13 collisions)
  • Malvern (13 collisions)
  • Moss Park (13 collisions)
  • Woburn (12 collisions)
  • Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction (9 collisions)
  • York University Heights (9 collisions)
  • Banbury-Don Mills (9 collisions)

In total, there were 921 reported collisions in Toronto between 2016 and 2020.

If you like the header image, take a look at Richelle Qin’s interactive collision heatmap from Tableau Public at the following link, which uses Toronto Police Service data between 2006 to 2020. Leave a comment and let us know which cities we should look into next!

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