The objectives of RESCU are to:
- Reduce the number and severity of vehicular collisions by providing early detection of incidents.
- Improve the movement of people and goods by providing accurate traveller information.
Current RESCU incident detection and congestion management functions operate on City's corridors extending over a length of 52 km. From the west, coverage begins just east of Highway 427 extending eastward on the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard to the interchange with the Don Valley Parkway. Coverage extends north along the Don Valley Parkway to Highway 401. Allen Road from Sheppard Ave West to Eglinton Ave West is also included.
RESCU infrastructure and services
- 135 total cabinets.
- 72 total controllers.
- 869 total loops.
- 6 total permanent CMS signs (5 overhead plus 1 cantilevered).
- 18 total PCMS signs.
- 8 small CMS signs for Allen Rd Queue Warning Systems.
- 73 closed circuit television cameras.
- Fibre-optic network approximately 600 strands•km (including portions shared by IT and Police).
- Automated email service conveying up-to-date traffic information to subscribers.
- Web site showing traffic flow, camera image and incident information for Gardiner Expressway, Don Valley Parkway, Lake Shore Boulevard and Allen Road.
- 24-hour telephone voice information system (TripInfo: 416-599-9090) for road construction information.
Operations and service statistics
- 24 by 7 operations.
- Live video feeds from cameras to nine media for traffic reporting purposes.
- 700 citywide emergency road closures per year.
- 3,000 citywide planned road closures per year.
- 12,000 traffic incidents per year detected and managed on City's Expressways and Lake Shore Blvd.
- 30,000 calls received per year by the TripInfo information line.
- 8,000 calls a year responded to by the operators.
Recent highlights and current projects
- TMC Situation and Control Room Renovation project.
- Pole Mounted Changeable Message Sign implementation.
RESCU images and information are posted for interest only and should not be used as a primary source of information for traffic or other conditions in the transportation corridors it covers. Though the City of Toronto makes every reasonable effort to ensure timely posting of accurate information, technical or other difficulties may cause the system to display information that does not reflect current traffic conditions. The City of Toronto takes no responsibility for any harm of any kind suffered by any person for any reason as a result of any deficiency or error in or inaccuracy of this information or as a result of any interpretation or other use of this information.Back to top