Toronto now has several “scramble” intersections, including Yonge & Dundas, Yonge & Bloor, and Bloor & Bay. At a scramble intersection, a third variation on “walk/don’t walk” has been added: vehicles are stopped in all directions at once so pedestrians can cross any way they like, including diagonally. Audio signals at these intersections announce “walk sign is on for all crossings” to indicate when it is safe to cross.
Scramble intersections pose a problem for vision-impaired pedestrians who rely on traffic noice to maintain their alignment. For more information on scramble intersections, contact the City of Toronto at toronto.ca or call 3-1-1.