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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 101 dating from 1944 to 1999, along with historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 67 from Pamour to Timmins which later became King's Highway 101. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, unless specifically noted otherwise. Historical photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 1: Historical King's Highway 101 Photographs


HWY 67 #1                 HWY 67 #2

Left - New concrete pavement on Hwy 67 (later Hwy 101) near the Hollinger Gold Mine in Timmins. Photo taken on October 14, 1939.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1939)

Right - New concrete pavement on Hwy 67 (later Hwy 101) near Porcupine. Photo taken on October 14, 1939.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1939)





HWY 101 #1             HWY 101 #2

Left - Constructing granular base on Hwy 101 west of Matheson (1950)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1950)

Right - Paving operations on Hwy 101 west of Matheson (1950)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1950)





HWY 101 #120

NEW Above - Facing east along Hwy 101 between Schumacher and Porcupine, showing a new westbound passing lane (1957)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1957)





HWY 101 #113

NEW Above - The construction of the Foleyet-Chapleau Resources Road (Hwy 101) was a joint project between the New Liskeard and the Sault Ste. Marie Department of Highways of Ontario (DHO) District Offices. The New Liskeard DHO District supervised the construction of the highway from the Foleyet end, while the Sault Ste. Marie DHO District supervised construction from the Chapleau end. The New Liskeard DHO District Team, from left to right, are: Adelard Thibault; Henry Radziminski; Don Ferguson, Chief Clerk and L.A. Peever, Project Supervisor. Photo taken Summer, 1959.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)





HWY 101 #114             HWY 101 #119

NEW Left - Construction of the Foleyet-Chapleau Resources Road (Hwy 101), west of Foleyet (August, 1959)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)

NEW Right - Construction of the Foleyet-Chapleau Resources Road (Hwy 101), west of Foleyet (August 12, 1959)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)





HWY 101 #115             HWY 101 #116

NEW Left - Grading in progress on the Foleyet-Chapleau Resources Road (Hwy 101), 4 miles west of Foleyet (August 12, 1959)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)

NEW Right - Construction at the end of the Foleyet section of the Foleyet-Chapleau Resources Road (Hwy 101). This photo was taken 8 miles west of Foleyet on August 12, 1959.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)





HWY 101 #23

NEW Above - Completed section of the Foleyet-Chapleau Resources Road (Hwy 101), 3 miles west of Foleyet in 1959. Progress on the Foleyet-Chapleau Resources Road was so rapid, that the road essentially appeared within a matter of weeks during the Summer of 1959. Although it may seem hard to believe, the contract to build this section of the Foleyet-Chapleau Resources Road was only started about 6 weeks before this photo was taken. On July 1st, there was no road here. Photo taken on August 12, 1959.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)





HWY 101 #112

NEW Above - Staff from the Foleyet-Chapleau Resources Road (Hwy 101) Engineering and Construction Team, Chapleau Section - They are from left to right: Leon Marcil, Clearing Foreman; Adelard Fournier, Inspector; Lloyd Burley, Project Supervisor; Calvin McLure, Construction Supervisor; and Jean Tremblay, Sub-Foreman. This photo was taken about 20 miles east of Chapleau, during clearing operations. Photo taken in January, 1960.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1960)





HWY 101 #111

NEW Above - Construction crew on the Foleyet-Chapleau Resources Road (Hwy 101), warming up by a campfire during the frigid winter of 1959-1960. Survey and construction crews worked in temperatures as low as -32 F (-35 C) throughout the winter. Despite the bitter cold, challenges inherent to road construction in remote locations and other unforeseen construction problems, Hwy 101 was completed and opened to traffic between Timmins and Chapleau about 2 1/2 years later, in June, 1962. Photo taken in January, 1960.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1960)





HWY 101 #110

NEW Above - End of an era: The construction of the Foleyet-Chapleau Resources Road (Hwy 101) from the Chapleau end during the Winter of 1959-1960 is believed to have been the last time horses were used to transport equipment and materials to an Ontario provincial highway construction site. Early mechanical construction equipment often encountered difficulties in extremely rough terrain, giving old-fashioned "horsepower" a distinct advantage. By the 1960s, however, construction equipment had been developed that could forge ahead through virtually any terrain. Photo taken in January, 1960.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1960)





HWY 101 #117

NEW Above - Sault Ste. Marie DHO District Staff on the Foleyet-Chapleau Resources Road (Hwy 101). They are from left to right: Calvin McLure, Construction Supervisor; Lloyd Burley, Project Supervisor; Dan Collins, Sault Ste. Marie District Engineer; and Bob Young, Manager, DHO Resources and Access Roads. Photo taken in March, 1961.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1961)





HWY 101 #118             HWY 101 #24

NEW Left - Sault Ste. Marie DHO District Staff checking plans for the Foleyet-Chapleau Resources Road (Hwy 101). They are from left to right: Matt Bernhardt, Construction Engineer; Calvin McLure, Construction Supervisor; Lloyd Burley, Project Supervisor; and Dan Collins, Sault Ste. Marie District Engineer. The buses in the background of this photo were used to transport construction crews from Chapleau to the highway construction site. This was a departure from earlier DHO practice, where remote road camps were established at various points along the highway while it was being constructed. Photo taken in March, 1961.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1961)

Right - Construction of Hwy 101 between Chapleau and Foleyet (1961)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1961)





HWY 101 #104             HWY 101 #105

NEW Left - Grading on a new alignment of Hwy 101 west of the Hwy 576 Junction near Timmins (1971)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1971)

NEW Right - Heavy grading on a revised alignment of Hwy 101 west of Foleyet (1971)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1971)





HWY 101 #106             HWY 101 #107

NEW Left - Construction of the Mattawasaga River Bridge on Hwy 101 near the Ontario-Quebec Boundary (1977)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1977)

NEW Right - New Ontario Northland Railway Subway on Algonquin Boulevard (Hwy 101) in Timmins (1977)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1977)





HWY 101 #108             HWY 101 #109

NEW Left - New Groundhog River Bridge on Hwy 101 between Foleyet and Timmins (1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1978)

NEW Right - Resurfaced section of Hwy 101 near the Hwy 651 Junction east of Wawa (1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1978)




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