This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 11B (Gravenhurst Business Route). All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Historical photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order, while present day photographs (Year 2000 to date) are arranged by location from south to north. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!
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Historical King's Highway 11B (Gravenhurst) Photographs
Above - New junction of Hwy 11 & Hwy 69 south of Gravenhurst (June 9, 1949)
(Photo © Archives of Ontario - Series RG-14-162-5-121, Photo #327)
This photo shows the new junction of Hwy 11 (later Hwy 11B) and Hwy 69 on the first Gravenhurst Bypass, which opened in 1948. The original junction of these two highways was located in downtown Gravenhurst. This intersection can still be found today just north of the current Hwy 11 interchange, adjacent to the Gravenhurst McDonald's restaurant. Compare this historic photo to the present day photo below.
Above - Postcard view of the Welcome Arch on Hwy 11B & Hwy 69 (later Hwy 169) in Gravenhurst (ca. 1955). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Henry Fry)
Present Day King's Highway 11B (Gravenhurst) Photographs
Above - Facing north along Hwy 169 from the Hwy 11 Interchange at Gravenhurst in 2005, before reconstruction. Until recently, Bethune Drive (Hwy 169 North) was the through road at the intersection, while Muskoka Road South (Muskoka Road 18) was a left turn movement. The intersection as it appears here remained more or less unmodified from the time the first Gravenhurst Bypass opened in 1948 until 2008. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2005 - © Cameron Bevers)