The public can request:

  • Current Signal Timing Reports
  • Historical Signal Timing Reports
  • Signalised Intersection Drawings

Current traffic signal timings are timings that are currently in effect at a signalized intersection for all periods. Current signal timings cannot be presented as evidence in a court of law. Current timings are normally requested by the following:

  • engineering consultants working on traffic impact studies for private sector clients
  • engineering consultants working on construction projects for which traffic modeling is required
  • academia for students working on modeling assignments that have signal timings as an input
  • academia and research facilities working on research projects that have signal timings as an input
  • neighbouring municipalities that share boundary signals with the City of Toronto
  • Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) for MTO owned signals that are operated by the City
  • transit agencies such as TTC and Metrolinx
  • City agencies working on traffic impact studies, environment assessments and construction detours

A request for current signal timings must contain the following details:

  • the location of the intersection
  • name of person or corporation requesting the information
  • The request must be emailed with the subject line “Request for Information.” Do not include your debit/credit card information in the email request. Once we review the request, a City staff will phone you and request your debit/credit card information. View the map and list of all Toronto traffic signals.

Fee

  • The fee for providing current signal timing information is $100.70 per intersection (inclusive of the Harmonized Sales Tax). The fee is chargeable to anyone requesting current signal timing information, including third parties working on City-related Projects. The fee covers the costs incurred by the City in researching, retrieving, analyzing and preparing the signal timing report.
  • Upon receipt of the fee, the City will process the request and a confirmation/receipt email will be sent to the requestor. The information for a single intersection request will be emailed to the requestor two weeks from the date of receipt of the payment.

Historical traffic signal timings show the operations that were in effect at a signalized intersection on a specific date/period/time within the past fifteen years. Since historical signal timings can be presented in a court of law, the City undertakes a rigorous check of traffic control system logs, signal timing logs and maintenance records before the data is provided. Historical signal timings are normally requested by the following:

  • lawyers representing clients in personal injury or fatal injury claims
  • insurance companies trying to determine fault or to pay out clients’ claims
  • engineering consultants undertaking modeling for collision reconstruction
  • police working on collision reconstruction or to determine fault in a collision
  • individuals contesting red light camera tickets

The request must contain the following details:

  • the location of the intersection
  • date and time of occurrence
  • the applicable time frame required
  • name of person or corporation requesting the information
  • postal address of individual or corporation

The request must be emailed with the subject line “Request for Information”.

Do not include your debit/credit card information in the email request. Once we review the request, a City staff will phone you and request your debit/credit card information.

View the map and list of all Toronto traffic signals.

Fee

The fee for providing historical signal timing information is $422.98 per intersection (inclusive of the Harmonized Sales Tax). The fee is applicable to anyone requesting historical timing information. The fee covers the costs incurred by the City in researching, retrieving, analyzing and preparing the signal timing report. The City accepts debit/credit card payments only. Upon receipt of the fee, the City will process the request and issue a confirmation email and receipt to the requester. The information will be mailed to the requestor within eight weeks.

The City maintains a drawing for each signalised intersection.  Some drawings may not be up-to-date so the City will provide the latest version that is on file.

The request must contain the following details:

  •     The location of the intersection
  •     Name of person or corporation requesting the information
  •     Postal address of individual or corporation

The request must be emailed with the subject line “Request for Information.”

Note: Do not include your debit/credit card information in the email request. Once we review the request, a City staff will phone you and request your debit/credit card information.

View the map and list of all Toronto traffic signals.

Fee

The fee for obtaining an intersection drawing is $268.56 (inclusive of the Harmonized Sales Tax). Upon receipt of the fee, the City will process the request and a confirmation/receipt email will be sent to the requester. The drawing will be mailed out to the requester one week from the date of receipt of the payment. However, if the drawing is requested as a part of a historical signal timing report, the drawing will be mailed to the requester with the historical timing report package eight weeks from the date of receipt of the payment.

The public can request Current Signal Timing, Historical Signal Timing and Signalised Intersection Drawings on payment of the requisite fees. These records cannot be provided under a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. Under City by-laws, City staff are authorised to provide these records for a fee. The authority to charge the fee is enshrined in items 104, 105 and 108 of the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, Appendix C – Schedule 2, Transportation Services, that was approved by City Council on March 29, 2017.

Any personal information you submit is collected under the authority of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, s. 136(c), and By-law No. 204-2008. The information is used to process your request and will not be used for any other purposes. Questions about this collection can be directed to the Manager, ITS Operations.