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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 10 dating from 1920 to 1979. 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 10 Photographs (1920-1979)


HWY 10 #5

Above - Junction of Hwy 7 & Hwy 10 at Westervelt Corners north of Brampton, facing south along Hurontario Street in 1930. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-162-2, Volume #1)

This photo shows the original directional intersection at the Hwy 7 & Hwy 10 Junction north of Brampton. For many years, Hwy 7 & Hwy 10 shared a short concurrent routing between this highway junction at Westervelt Corners (located at the present-day intersection of Bovaird Drive & Hurontario Street) and Downtown Brampton. The two highways shared this route from the time route numbers were first introduced on Ontario Highways in 1925 up until the early 1980s, when Hwy 7 was rerouted along Bovaird Drive and the newly-built Hwy 410. Note the pre-King's Highway triangular Ontario Provincial Highway signs and the unusual square "STOP" sign at right. Compare this 1930 photo to this 2004 photo of the same intersection.





QEW #13

Above - The Port Credit Cloverleaf at Middle Road (Queen Elizabeth Way) and Hwy 10, shortly after completion in 1937.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1937)





QEW #7

Above - Port Credit Cloverleaf at Hwy 10 and Middle Road (Queen Elizabeth Way) in 1937. This night photo shows the new high-pressure sodium illumination at Canada's first grade-separated interchange.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1937)





QEW #85

Above - Looking west along the Queen Elizabeth Way at the Port Credit (Hwy 10) Cloverleaf. Photo taken on May 10, 1947. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  RG-14-162-3, Cont. A1367, Photo #6652)





HWY 10 #6

Above - Hwy 10 switchback at Sligo Hill south of Caledon Village prior to reconstruction. This reverse curve allowed Hwy 10 to climb up the Niagara Escarpment. The highway was reconstructed in 1950 to remove the curve and straighten the alignment of Hwy 10. Photo taken on June 16, 1949. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-162-5-121, Photo #169A)





HWY 10 #2             HWY 10 #1

Left - Grading of Sligo Hill on Hwy 10 south of Caledon Village in 1949. Note the original switchback in the background of this photo, which was removed during a major highway reconstruction project in 1950. The removal of the Sligo Hill Switchback was a key step in the modernization of Hwy 10 between Brampton and Owen Sound. Photo taken on August 24, 1949.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1949)

Right - Origin-Destination Traffic Survey on Hwy 10 north of Brampton in 1950. Surveys such as this one were carried out all across Ontario during the 1940s and 1950s by the Ontario Department of Highways, in order to get a better understanding of motorists' travel patterns across Ontario. These "O-D Surveys" proved to be very beneficial to the Department of Highways in the planning for new highways and to prioritize expansion and reconstruction of existing highways.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1950)





HWY 10 #3             HWY 10 #4

Left - Revised grade on Sligo Hill south of Caledon after reconstruction in 1950. Note that the old switchback has been removed. Photo taken on July 7, 1950.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1950)

Right - Completed Sligo Hill realignment and reconstruction on Hwy 10 south of Caledon Village. Photo taken on July 20, 1951.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1951)





HWY 6 #303             HWY 6 #302

Left - Owen Sound District Garage and Paint Shop (1951)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1951)

Right - Highway sign storage room at the Owen Sound District Garage in 1952. Note the "Junction" sign for Hwy 6 & Hwy 21 leaning against the wall. Despite the widespread downloading of Ontario's King's Highways in the 1990s, the overlapped route of Hwy 6 & Hwy 21 still remains intact today between Springmount and Owen Sound.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1952)





HWY 10 #15

Above - Snowplowing operations on Hwy 10 south of Owen Sound in 1954. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)





HWY 4 #31

Above - Postcard view of Hwy 4 & Hwy 10 Junction in Downtown Flesherton (ca. 1955)





HWY 10 #14             HWY 10 #7

Left - Facing south along Queen Street (Hwy 10) in Downtown Brampton (1957)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1957)

Right - Grading operations on Hwy 10 & Hwy 24, five miles south of Primrose (1960)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1960)





HWY 10 #22             HWY 10 #23

NEW Left - Facing north along Hwy 10 & Hwy 24 towards Orangeville at the Credit River Bridge south of the Hwy 9 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in July, 1967.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Credit River Bridge on Hwy 10 & Hwy 24, south of the Hwy 9 Junction near Orangeville (July, 1967)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 10 #24             HWY 10 #25

NEW Left - Facing north along Hwy 10 & Hwy 24 towards Orangeville at the Credit River Bridge north of Caledon Village. Note the dual Hwy 10 & Hwy 24 route markers in the background. These two highways shared a common route between Caledon Village and Shelburne up until 1998, when the northern section of Hwy 24 was downloaded to the Counties of Simcoe, Grey and Dufferin. This section of Hwy 10 was recently widened to a four-lane highway with a continuous two-way centre left turn lane. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in July, 1967.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Credit River Bridge on Hwy 10 & Hwy 24 north of Caledon Village (July, 1967)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 401 #1261             HWY 401 #1262

NEW Left - Hwy 10 (Hurontario Street) Cloverleaf on Hwy 401 west of Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in October, 1968.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Facing north along Hwy 10 towards Brampton from the Hwy 401 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in October, 1968.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 10 #28             HWY 10 #29

NEW Left - Facing south along Hwy 10 towards Brampton at the Inglewood Creek Bridge (October 23, 1971)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Inglewood Creek Bridge on Hwy 10 south of Caledon Village (October 23, 1971)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 401 #1244

Above - Aerial view of the Hwy 10 Interchange on Hwy 401 between Port Credit and Brampton in 1974. The Hwy 10 Interchange was originally constructed in 1957 as a full eight-ramp cloverleaf. In 1975-1976, the two far-side loop ramps were removed, creating a "Parclo A-4" interchange that stood until 2009-2010, when the interchange was reconstructed again. The lack of development around the interchange at the time this photo was taken is quite remarkable - it certainly doesn't look like this today. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1974.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 10 #26

NEW Above - Facing north along Hwy 10 at the Cooksville CP Railway Subway north of Hwy 5 (Dundas Street). See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on October 21, 1977.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 10 #27

NEW Above - Cooksville CP Railway Subway on Hwy 10 north of Dundas Street, facing west. This part of Mississauga is now quite urbanized. Photo taken on October 21, 1977.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 9 #84

Above - Approaching the Hwy 10 & Hwy 24 Junction on Hwy 9 in Orangeville in 1977. Note the green guide sign at right, showing the concurrent routes of Hwy 9, Hwy 10 and Hwy 24. Until the Orangeville sections of Hwy 9 and Hwy 24 were downloaded in 1998, this highway junction represented a rare situation where three King's Highways shared a concurrent route. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in November, 1977.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 10 #30

NEW Above - Credit River Bridge on Hwy 10 & Hwy 24, south of the Hwy 9 Junction near Orangeville (July 27, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)




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