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Encyclopedia > Victoria Park Avenue

Victoria Park Avenue is a major north-south route in east end Toronto. }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Location. ...


The road once formed the boundary for Scarborough with the former cities of North York and Toronto. Beginning near Lake Ontario at Queen Street and ends just north of Steeles Avenue at Denison Street in Markham, Ontario. Victoria Park Avenue remains one of the busiest north-south streets in the east end, only behind Markham Road and Kennedy Road. }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Location. ... Queen Street can refer to: Queen Street in Brisbane, Australia Queen Street in Auckland, New Zealand Queen Street in Ottawa, Canada Queen Street in Toronto, Ontario. ... Steeles Avenue is an east-west road on the northern city limits of the Toronto, Ontario. ... Denison Street is a secondary route in Markham, Ontario, Canada. ... Markham is the name of some places in the world: Markham, Ontario, Canada Markham, Illinois, United States of America There were also people of some note named Markham: Edwin Markham, poet Pigmeat Markham (real name Dewey Markham), African-American entertainer William Markham, clergyman This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ...


From Queen Street to Kingston Road, Victoria Park goes through the a quiet residential area known as the Beaches. It has a speed limit of 40 km/h. Just south of Kingston Road at Braken Avenue, Victoria Park has a 3-way stop and curves east, avoiding a valley with Neville Park Blvd at the bottom. Just north of Kingston Road is the Bingham loop, where just briefly the TTC Streetcar turns from Kingston Road going north up Victoria Park for a block. From Kingston Road to Gerrard Street East, Victoria Park remains residential, but it now has a yellow line painted down the middle as it serves as a major north-south link for the busy Beaches community, thus its speed limit increases to 50 km/h.


North of Gerrard, Victoria Park widens to 5 lanes, including a centre turning lane. It now becomes more commercial with plazes and shopping centers such as Victoria Crossing and Shopper's World. Just north of Danforth Avenue, near Victoria Park Subway Station, lanes merge as the street shrinks down to only two lanes, but remains wide with two shoulders for parking. It should still be 4 lanes since it is way busier than Pharmacy, which is perpendicular to it eastward, but for some reason it is only two lanes with the speed limit remaining at 50 km/h. My best guess is because Dawes Road is just west of it and takes a lot of traffic, that the city decided to leave Victoria Park as 2 lanes. Passing by Taylor Creek Park and Dentonia Park Golf Course, Victoria Park remains goes up a big hill and at the top of it the street loses its shoulders and becomes only two lanes with no parking. This creates problems when cars are stuck behind a bus, which is often and it stops because it causes all the cars behind it to have to wait, creating a huge backlog or they try to dangerously pass by going into the other side of traffic. The solution is that Victoria Park should either be widened to 4 lanes or they should have build bus lanes, like they did at some spots of Dawes Road for cars to pass. Victoria Park remains residential through much of East York until it reaches an intersection with Dawes Road, where it widens back to 4 lanes.


Victoria Park remains residential with a speed limit of 50 km/h until it reaches O'Connor Drive where the speed limit is increased to 60 km/h. Victoria Park is very busy just north at Eglinton Avenue East and therefore left hand turns are forbidden. Instead cars have to use an intersection just north at Jonesville Crescent to access Eglinton. Victoria Park Avenue has many busy shopping centres around it including Eglinton Square and the Super Centre. Victoria Park remains residential with commercial at major intersections such as Lawrence Avenue East and Ellesmere Road.


North of York Mills Road, Victoria Park widens to 7 lanes, including a centre turning lane. At the 401, there are full access on-ramps where you can access both directions without having to turn left. Just north of Sheppard Avenue East at Old Sheppard Avenue, Victoria Park's lanes merge back down to become a 4 lane street with its speed still remaining at 60 km/h. North of Sheppard and south of Steeles Avenue East, Victoria Park is mainly a busy road, with the backyards of residents facing the street. It has large grass boulevards to ensure safety for pedestrians. North of Steeles, most traffic turns left going west to Woodbine Avenue. North of Steeles, Victoria Park shrinks down to 2 lanes with an occational turning lane, curving westward. The only point of interest is a set of traffic lights at Steelcase Road East. One block north, Victoria Park ends at Denison Avenue. Up until a few years ago, it used to end with a 3-way stop sign, however since Denision was widened to 4-lanes it is now a traffic light with a cross walk. It is possible to continue Victoria Park north if they wanted to since it could meet with the Rodick Road extension, however it would be expensive, since there are major rail lines just north of Esna Park Drive.


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