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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 11 dating from 1920 to 1939. 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 11 Photographs (1920 to 1939)


HWY 11 #184

Above - Construction crew on Hwy 11 at the foot of Holland Landing Hill (July, 1924)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2004)





HWY 11 #614

Above - Postcard view of the Ferguson Highway (Hwy 11) at Lowell Lake (ca. 1930)
(Photo courtesy of MacLean Photo)





HWY 11 #226

Above - Circa 1930 postcard view of the Ferguson Highway (Hwy 11) at Jumping Caribou Lake. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of the Ontario Publicity Bureau  -  Published by Valentine-Black Company Ltd., Toronto)





HWY 11 #501             HWY 11 #502

Left - Hwy 11 south of Orillia showing new concrete pavement (1931)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1931)

Right - New concrete pavement on Hwy 11 north of Barrie at Crown Hill (1931)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1931)





HWY 11 #983

Above - Circa 1932 view of Hwy 11 north of Orillia. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo from Cameron Bevers' historical photograph collection  -  Original photographer unknown)





HWY 11 #499             HWY 11 #500

Left - Widened three lane pavement on Hwy 11 between Newmarket and Aurora in 1933. This widened section of Hwy 11 was Ontario's first multi-lane highway.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1933)

Right - Hwy 11 between Newmarket and Aurora showing new three lane asphalt pavement (1933)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1933)





HWY 11 #607

Above - Circa 1935 postcard view of the Ferguson Highway (Hwy 11) approaching the Callander Gateway Sign. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Evans & Bowman Publishing, Walshingham)





HWY 11 #2             HWY 11 #18

Left - Hwy 11 south of Latchford in 1937, showing rock cut
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1937)

Right - Hwy 11, 1/2 mile north of Temagami looking north (1937)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1937)





HWY 11 #4             HWY 11 #20

Left - Hwy 11 rock cut north of James Lake in 1937, looking north
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1937)

Right - "Curve and Stop Hill" on Hwy 11, 2 miles south of Temagami (1938)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1938)





HWY 11 #3             HWY 11 #19

Left - Realigned Hwy 11 showing new rock cut north of James Lake. Photo taken on August 24, 1938.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1938)

Right - Photo of Hwy 11 approaching Temagami from south. Photo taken on August 25, 1938.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1938)





HWY 11 #1             HWY 11 #5

Left - Rock cut and fill on Hwy 11 south of Powassan. Photo taken on August 26, 1938.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1938)

Centre - Approaching Callander on Hwy 11, looking north. Photo taken on August 26, 1938.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1938)





HWY 11 #6             HWY 11 #21

Left - Rock cut 4.5 miles south of Gravenhurst on Hwy 11. Photo taken on August 26, 1938.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1938)

Right - Rock cut on Hwy 11 in 1938, 1 mile north of Temagami, looking north
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1938)





HWY 11 #24             HWY 11 #27

Left - Hwy 11 in 1938, looking north towards Latchford
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1938)

Right - Curves and hill on old Hwy 11 near Herridge Lake. Photo taken on August 25, 1938.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1938)





HWY 11 #22

Above - Snowplow in operation on Hwy 11 - Location unknown (1938)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1938)





HWY 11 #26

Above - Grading on the new Nipigon-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) in 1938, north of Nipigon
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1938)





HWY 11 #23

Above - Grading and construction of the new Nipigon-Geraldton Highway (now Hwy 11) in 1938, showing the towering Palisades of Pijitawabik Bay on Lake Nipigon south of Beardmore. The highway had to be notched out of the talus slope of these giant cliffs.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1938)





HWY 11 #29             HWY 11 #30

Left - Grading on new Hwy 11 in 1939 at Herridge Lake
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1939)

Right - Grading and rock cut on new Hwy 11 at Herridge Lake (1939)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1939)





HWY 11 #31             HWY 11 #32

Left - Grading and rock cut on the new Nipigon-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) at Lake Helen (1939)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1939)

Right - Grading and rock cut on the new Nipigon-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) at Lake Helen (1939)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1939)





HWY 11 #35             HWY 11 #28

Left - Grading and rock fill on the Nipigon-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) at Lake Helen (1939)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1939)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 11 at James Lake, showing new granular base. Photo taken on October 4, 1939.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1939)





HWY 11 #33

Above - New asphalt pavement on Hwy 11 north of North Bay in 1939
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1939)





HWY 11 #34

Above - New Lost River Bridge on Hwy 11 west of Kapuskasing. Photo taken on October 13, 1939.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1939)




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