In the Road Classification System Update, dated October 20, 2012 the Transportation Services Division recommended that the City of Toronto Road Classification System be updated by incorporating the changes contained in Appendix 2 entitled Road Classification Update – Table of Changes. The table contained in Appendix 1, entitled Road Classification Criteria, approved by City Council at its meeting of February 29 and March 1 and 2, 2000 was used to designate every street into one of these five classifications.

City Council, at its meeting of November 27, 28 and 29, 2012, approved the changes in the Road Classification System. The update of the Road Classification System with the recommended changes will ensure that the City’s road network will continue to function efficiently and safely and be properly operated and managed.

The updated Road Classification System is reflected in the City- wide; District; and individual Ward maps; their corresponding Street Name Indexes; and classification of city Streets Lists are now available on-line. Also, available for download are the Ward Map and associated Street Name Indexes.

The table below illustrates the total kilometres of road for each road classification by district and City-wide. The lengths represent centreline kilometres and includes all roads and associated ramps for each road classification and is based on the Toronto Centreline (May 2013) road network and includes the November 2012 City Council approved updates.


Road Class Toronto and East York Etobicoke-York North York Scarborough Total
City Expressway 55 km 34 km 35 km 6 km 129 km
Major Arterial 159 km 244 km 173 km 180 km 757 km
Minor Arterial 124 km 97 km 59 km 131 km 411 km
Collector 115 km 188 km 212 km 256 km 771 km
Local 622 km 992 km 879 km 798 km 3,291 km
Total 1,075 km 1,555 km 1,358 km 1,371 km 5,359 km


For additional information on City Council’s adopted Road Classification System and historical changes to the Road Classification System, please refer to Toronto’s Road Classification System – Summary Document.