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Major junctions
West end Milborough Townline
East end Scarbough Pickering Townline
Major cities: Toronto
Highway system
Roads in Ontario
Nearby arterial roads
← Finch Avenue Steeles Avenue York Regional Road 71, John Street (Markham), York Regional Road 7, Peel Regional Road 6, 5th Side Road (Halton Hills), Halton Regional Road 9 →
Steeles Avenue
Steeles Avenue, near its joining with Warden Avenue.
Steeles Ave W from Train
Steeles Avenue West, viewed from the railway bridge which crosses above the road.

Steeles Avenue is an east-west street that forms the northern city border of Toronto and the southern border of York Region, Ontario, Canada. It is 38.75 km within Toronto, between Albion Road and the Scarborough-Pickering border.

West of Albion Road, Steeles continues into Peel Region, where it is also known as Peel Regional Road 15. It runs through Brampton and into the Halton Region town of Milton. It stops at Appleby Line on top of the Niagara Escarpment due to the Crawford Lake Conservation Area being there, and then the road starts again just east of Guelph Line and goes until the Milborough Townline on the border of Milton and Hamilton. East of the Toronto-Pickering border, it becomes Taunton Road.


Steeles is named after J. C. Steele, who owned a tavern on the street where it joins with Yonge Street.

Ontario's Worst Road

Steeles Avenue was listed as the worst road by the CAA in October 2006, and as the fifth worst road in October 2007. In October 2008, it was re-listed as worst road in Ontario. Reasons are potholes and the quality of the road. Soon after the CAA's listing, some parts of the road between Dufferin Street and Bayview Avenue were resurfaced.


Landmarks and notable sites along Steeles from west to east

Landmark Cross street Notes Image
Crawford Lake Conservation Area Guelph Line Former separate section of road west of Guelph Line now known as Conservation Road Crawford Lake-2010-03-18-001.JPG
Rattlesnake Point Appleby Line, Guelph Line Road now officially begins at Appleby Line Bruce-Trail-bmountain.jpg
Toronto Premium Outlets Trafalgar Road First Premium Outlets Center in Canada
Sheridan College-Davis Campus McLaughlin Road Sheridan’s largest campus, educating nearly 8,000 students. Sheridan College, Davis Campus.jpg
Shoppers World Brampton Hurontario Street Road becomes Steeles West and Steeles East Shoppers world foodcourt osgoodelawyer.jpg
Bramalea GO Station Bramalea Road Bramalea Station-2008-10-18-001.JPG
Wet 'n' Wild Toronto Finch Avenue West Canada's largest waterpark
Black Creek Pioneer Village Jane Street Taylor's Cooperage.jpg
Pioneer Village station Northwest Gate Q4132835 Pioneer Village station A01.jpg
York University Keele Street, Founders Road, Murray Ross Parkway Toronto's second largest university York University (Toronto).jpg
Centerpoint Mall Yonge Street Formerly Towne and Countrye Square CenterpointMall.jpg
Brebeuf College School Conacher Drive NewBrebeuf.jpg
Pacific Mall Kennedy Road largest indoor Chinese Asian mall in North America Pacificmall.jpg
Market Village Kennedy Road, Redlea Avenue Currently closed on March 1, 2018. To be replaced by Remington Centre Market Village.jpg
Splendid China Mall Kennedy Road, Redlea Avenue Former Canadian Tire store Splendid China Tower.JPG
Milliken GO Station Old Kennedy Road, Silverstar Boulevard Station moved across the street from Markham to Toronto Milliken GO Station dscn0550.jpg
Cedar Brae Golf & Country Club Staines Road Road enters Rouge Park. Formerly Cedar Brook Golf and Country Club c. 1922
Menno-Reesor House (6461 Steeles Avenue East) Littles Road Home and barn will be renovated as part of the Toronto Wildlife Centre development

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