City Council has approved the expansion of the Red Light Camera Program. Installation work is ongoing. View current locations.

A Red Light Camera (RLC) is an automated system that detects and captures images of vehicles entering an intersection in spite of the traffic signal indicating red (during the red phase). It is designed to work in tandem with other Vision Zero methods and strategies, including road design changes, public education campaigns and traditional police enforcement. The RLC program is focused on altering driver behaviour to decrease red-light running and increase safety.

Images are reviewed by Provincial Offence Officers and then tickets are issued to the owner of the vehicle regardless of who was driving. Upon conviction, the only penalty is a fine – no demerit points will be issued nor will the registered owners’ driving record be impacted.

Locations are selected through a data-driven approach that considers collision data.

Pay your red light camera ticket online.

Information on paying your Provincial Offence or disputing your Provincial Offence may be found by visiting the City of Toronto’s Court Services.

If you received a ticket in the mail for running a red light, you can view the images of your vehicle using the City’s Court Case Look Up application.


Image of a red light camera street signSigns will be posted at signalized intersections with an RLC system. Motorists must obey the signal at all signalized intersections and be prepared to come to a complete stop when faced with a red signal.

If a vehicle is detected by the RLC system for red-light running, the registered owner of the vehicle will receive a ticket regardless of who was driving. The total payable amount includes a Set Fine under the Provincial Offences Act ($260), a victim fine surcharge ($60) and applicable court costs ($5). No demerit points will be issued by the Ministry of Transportation and no one’s driving record will be impacted.

RLC systems are currently installed at more than 150 locations in Toronto.

Map of Automated Speed Enforcement and Red Light Camera Locations 

In selecting RLC sites, a two-staged process was used based on best practices and provincial guidelines.

Stage 1: First, an initial screening of all signalized intersections to identify and prioritize sites based on the following data:

  • Killed or Serious Injury (KSI) collisions involving pedestrians
  • Killed or Serious Injury (KSI) angle collisions
  • Killed or Serious Injury (KSI) collisions involving cyclists
  • Angle collisions
  • Pedestrian collisions
  • Cyclist collisions
  • Requests from the Toronto Police Service and the public

Stage 2: Once the sites were prioritized, a manual review of the site was conducted which included the following considerations:

  • Necessary regulatory signage
  • No obstructions or impediments to the RLC system
  • Adequate boulevard space to accommodate the RLC system
  • No construction conflicts

Statistics

View the annual number of charges laid in Toronto by their location.


History

  • April 30, 2020: City Council approved the award of the RLC Expansion Contract to Traffipax LLC
  • June 26, 2018: City Council requested to double the number of red-light cameras and evaluate the feasibility of significantly expanding the Red Light Camera program as part of the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan.
  • May 24, 2017: City council authorized the continued operation of 70 RLCs that were previously scheduled for decommissioning
  • September 30, 2015: City Council approved the award of the Phase 3 RLC Contract to Traffipax LLC
  • February 19, 2014: City Council authorized the issuance of a Request for Proposal, in conjunction with other partnering municipalities to operate RLCs
  • February 20, 2013: City Council authorized agreements with the Ministry of Transportation and Partnering Municipalities to operate the RLC Joint Processing Centre
  • November 29, 2011: City Council adopted various recommendations from the Auditor General in respect to the RLC program
  • June 14, 2011: City Council approved the extension of the RLC Contract to Traffipax LLC
  • January 2010: The Province of Ontario increased the fine for red light running from $180.00 to $325.00, recognizing that seriousness and often consequences of red light running
  • April 28, 2008: City Council approved the extension of the RLC Contract with Affiliated Computer Systems (formerly Lockheed Martin Ims Canada Inc. and now Xerox) and agreements with the Ministry of Transportation
  • May 2006: City Council approved the extension of the RLC Contract with Affiliated Computer Systems (formerly Lockheed Martin Ims Canada Inc. and now Xerox). City Council also authorized a new RLC contract with Traffipax LLC
  • July 2004: City Council approved the extension of the RLC Contract with Affiliated Computer Systems (formerly Lockheed Martin Ims Canada Inc. and now Xerox)
  • September 2003: City Council requested the Government of Ontario to extend (Bill 102, as amended by Bill 149) for an indefinite period
  • June 2003: City Council approved the continued operation of the RLC Program from November 2003 to November 2004; approved the extension of the RLC Contract with Affiliated Computer Systems (formerly Lockheed Martin Ims Canada Inc. and now Xerox).
  • November 19, 2002: Bill 149 received Royal Assent allowing municipalities to operate an RLC Program until November 2004; later amended to an indefinite period
  • July 2002: City Council approved the continued operation of the RLC Program from November 2002 to November 2003
  • April 2002: City Council approved the award of the RLC Contract to Affiliated Computer Systems (formerly Lockheed Martin Ims Canada Inc. and now Xerox)
  • February 2002: City Council requested the Government of Ontario to extend Bill 102, to allow municipalities to continue to operate the RLC project for an additional two years
  • September 1999: City Council approved the deferral of the Red Light Camera pilot project
  • December 1998: City Council authorized the tendering for the installation of RLCs at 10 high-risk intersections on a pilot basis
  • December 1998: the provincial government enacted Bill 102, Red Light Cameras Pilot Projects Act, 1998, to allow designated municipalities to use red light cameras for up to two years following date of proclamation