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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 27 dating from 1927 to 1999. 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 27 Photographs


QEW #103

Above - Cloverleaf interchange construction at QEW & Hwy 27, facing east towards Toronto (1940)
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-162-3 Photo #3262S)

This photograph shows the area around the Hwy 27 (now Hwy 427) and QEW interchange in 1940. The fields in the lower left corner are now the site of the Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre. Evans Avenue can be seen to the right of the QEW, while Queen Street (Queensway) can be seen to the left of the QEW. Also, note the construction crew at centre left and upper left removing the old curved pavement of the former Queen Street-to-Middle Road transfer. See an Enlarged Photo here.





HWY 27 #58

NEW Above - Facing north along Main Street (Hwy 27, later known as Hwy 93) approaching Robert Street in Downtown Penetanguishene in 1941. The Hotel Brule beside the highway at left still operates to this day. Historically, the route of Hwy 27 ended at the Penetanguishene Harbour Wharf at the bottom of the hill in the background. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo from Cameron Bevers' historical photograph collection  -  Original photographer unknown)





HWY 400 #2             HWY 27 #1

Left - Looking through the new Hwy 27 (Essa Road) underpass on Hwy 400 in Barrie. Photo taken on September 19, 1949.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1949)

Right - Paving operations on Hwy 27 south of Kleinburg (1949)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1949)





QEW #282

Above - Facing west along the Queen Elizabeth Way towards Hamilton from the Hwy 27 Cloverleaf in Toronto (1950). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1950)





HWY 27 #15

Above - Overpass construction at Burnhamthorpe Road and Hwy 27 in Toronto in 1953. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1953)





HWY 400 #6             HWY 400 #7

Left - Looking north along Hwy 400 approaching Hwy 26 & Hwy 27 in Barrie (1953)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1953)

Right - Aerial view of Hwy 400 and Hwy 26 & Hwy 27 interchange in Barrie (July 9, 1954)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)





HWY 401 #4             HWY 401 #1438

Left - Aerial photo showing the western end of the Toronto Bypass (Hwy 401) at the Hwy 27 Interchange in 1954. Hwy 401 ended here for several years in the mid-1950s, before it was extended westerly towards Hwy 25 in Milton. The Richview Sideroad (today's Eglinton Avenue) passes across the right corner of this photo.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)

Right - New Mimico Creek arch culvert on the Toronto Bypass (Hwy 401) at the Hwy 27 Interchange (1954)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)





QEW #18             HWY 401 #1437

Left - Aerial view of the Queen Elizabeth Way & Hwy 27 Cloverleaf in Toronto in 1954. Note the reconstruction along Hwy 27 North, which eventually converted the two-lane highway into a freeway. This freeway was re-designated as Hwy 427 in 1972.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)

Right - Interchange construction at the western end of the Toronto Bypass (Hwy 401) at Hwy 27, facing north from the Richview Sideroad Overpass in 1954. This interesting photo shows the extension of the Toronto Bypass to Hwy 27 in the background and the reconstruction of existing Hwy 27 as a four-lane controlled-access freeway in the foreground. The completion and opening of the Hwy 401 & Hwy 27 Interchange in 1955 allowed long-distance through traffic to travel between Hwy 400 and the Queen Elizabeth Way without passing through a single set of traffic signals. Photo taken on October 7, 1954.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)





HWY 27 #14

Above - Aerial view of Hwy 27 facing south from the Hwy 401 Interchange (July 9, 1954)
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-162-2, Photo #550)

This great photograph shows the reconstruction of Hwy 27 as a freeway (today's Hwy 427) as it passes through a rural section of Etobicoke before urban sprawl completely devoured the area. The overpasses over Hwy 27 (from foreground to background) are the Toronto Bypass (Hwy 401, still under construction), Richview Sideroad (today's Eglinton Avenue), Rathburn Road, Burnhamthorpe Road, and Bloor Street. Today's Pearson Airport is located just off the photo to the right, and the massive Hwy 401 & Hwy 427 interchange is now located just to the right of the centre of this photo. See an Enlarged Photo Here.





HWY 27 #61             HWY 27 #63

NEW Left - Aerial view of Hwy 27 in Toronto, facing south towards Dixon Road and the future site of the Toronto Bypass (Hwy 401) in 1953. This photo shows the rural area around the intersection of Hwy 27 & Dixon Road before a cloverleaf was built here in 1956. Compare the 1953 photo above to this 1969 Photo, showing the same section of highway sixteen years later. Photo taken in October, 1953. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Lockwood Survey Corporation)

NEW Right - Aerial view of Albion Road (Hwy 50) at the Hwy 27 Junction in 1954, facing southeast. Compare the 1954 photo above to this 1969 Photo, showing the same intersection amidst the rapidly developing area of Rexdale. Photo taken in September, 1954. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Lockwood Survey Corporation)





HWY 400 #133

Above - Postcard view of the Hwy 400 and Hwy 27 (Essa Road) Interchange in Barrie (ca. 1955)
(Photo courtesy of Alex Wilson Publishing Ltd.)





QEW #210

Above - Queen Elizabeth Way at the Hwy 27 Cloverleaf, facing east towards Toronto (July 12, 1956)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1958)





HWY 401 #77             HWY 401 #78

Left - Aerial view of a traffic jam on Hwy 401 in Toronto, facing west towards the Hwy 27 Interchange. Photo taken on June 17, 1959. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-151-5-26, Box B1106, Photo #ES12-712)

Right - Aerial view of a traffic jam on Hwy 401, facing northeast from the Hwy 27 Interchange in Toronto (June 17, 1959)
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-151-5-26, Box B1106, Photo #ES12-711)

The bizarre ramp configuration of the Hwy 27 and Hwy 401 Interchange is clearly visible in this photo. The ramp from eastbound Hwy 401 to northbound Hwy 27 was originally a left-hand exit. This ramp also had a direct merge onto northbound Hwy 27 with no acceleration lane, suggesting that this ramp connection was an afterthought conceived very late in the planning phase after the westbound Hwy 401 structure had been built. Beyond the westbound Hwy 401 structure, a direct taper loop ramp exited from northbound Hwy 27 to westbound Hwy 401. This unorthodox interchange existed up until the early 1970s, when the Hwy 27 Interchange was removed in order to accommodate the new freeway connection to Hwy 427. See an Enlarged Photo Here.





HWY 401 #23

Above - Hwy 401 and Hwy 27 Interchange, facing north along Hwy 27 from the Richview Sideroad Overpass (November 12, 1959)
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-162-2-27, Box B983, Photo #1169C)

This photo provides an interesting view of the Hwy 27 Freeway as it approaches the Hwy 401 Interchange in Toronto. Due to the complex exit ramp configuration at this interchange, a large overhead sign structure was placed above the highway to guide traffic. At the time this sign structure was installed in 1958, it was the largest of its kind in the province. See an Enlarged Photo Here.





QEW #98             QEW #43A

Left - Aerial view of the Queen Elizabeth Way & Hwy 27 Cloverleaf in Toronto, looking north along Hwy 27 (June, 1960). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  RG-14-151-5-26, Photo #ES-13-894)

Right - Aerial view of the Queen Elizabeth Way & Hwy 27 Cloverleaf in Toronto, looking northwest (June, 1960)
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  RG-14-151-5-26, Photo #ES-13-892)

This wonderful photo shows the entire area around the Queen Elizabeth Way & Hwy 27 (now Hwy 427) Interchange, including the open farm fields just beyond the cloverleaf. This is where the Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre is located today. A cloverleaf interchange had existed at the intersection of these two highways since 1940. When Hwy 27 was reconstructed and widened to four lanes in the mid-1950s, the ramps of the cloverleaf were completely realigned. The inner loop ramps were enlarged to smooth traffic flow, particularly for the heavily-traveled Toronto-bound Queen Elizabeth Way to Northbound Hwy 27 loop ramp in the foreground. Note the size of this loop ramp compared to those found in the other three interchange quadrants. The increased size of this loop ramp provided a greater distance for traffic to merge on and off the loop ramp from the mainline freeway. Although the retrofits to the interchange in 1954-1955 were a vast improvement over the original 1940 cloverleaf, the interchange still experienced significant congestion at peak times. The cloverleaf interchange at Hwy 27 was completely replaced by the current four-level interchange in the late 1960s. See an Enlarged Photo here.





HWY 90 #5

Above - Postcard view of Dunlop Street in Barrie at the Junction of Hwy 11, Hwy 27 & Hwy 90 (ca. 1965)
(Photo courtesy of Stewart Wholesale Co. Ltd.)





HWY 27 #65             HWY 27 #67

NEW Left - Facing north along Hwy 27 towards Elmvale at the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway Crossing north of Midhurst in 1967. Until a grade separation was built in the early 1970s, Hwy 27 crossed this railway at-grade. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in April, 1967.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2015)

NEW Right - Approaching the Canadian Pacific Railway Crossing at Hwy 27 north of Midhurst in 1967. A grade separation was built in the foreground a few years after this photo was taken, in order to carry Hwy 27 below the railway. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in April, 1967.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2015)





HWY 27 #68             HWY 27 #66

NEW Left - Facing southwest along the Canadian Pacific Railway from Hwy 27 near Midhurst in 1967, showing the site of the proposed grade separation. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in April, 1967.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2015)

NEW Right - Facing south along Hwy 27 towards Barrie at the Canadian Pacific Railway Crossing near Midhurst in 1967. The section of Hwy 27 visible here was bypassed during the construction of a grade separation in the early 1970s. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in April, 1967.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2015)





HWY 400 #185

Above - Facing north along Hwy 400 across the Hwy 27 (Essa Road) Underpasses in Barrie (August, 1967). When Hwy 400 was widened to six lanes through Barrie in 1972, the highway's grass median was filled in and the Hwy 27 Underpasses were spliced together to form one structure in order to accommodate the extra lanes.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)





HWY 400 #186

Above - Facing north along Hwy 27 (Essa Road) towards the dual Hwy 400 Underpasses in Barrie (August, 1967)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)





HWY 27 #39             HWY 27 #40

Left - Aerial plan of proposed Hwy 27 subway north of Midhurst (1969)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

Right - Aerial plan of proposed Hwy 27 diversion at Simcoe Road 22 (1969)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





QEW #539

Above - Aerial view of the Hwy 27 Interchange on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Toronto in 1969, facing west. This interesting photo shows the new multi-level interchange at Hwy 27 (today's Hwy 427) under construction. The original 1940 overpass and the two south loop ramps of the old Hwy 27 cloverleaf remained in service at the time this photo was taken. Note the preparation of the massive Queen Elizabeth Way diversion along what is now the Queensway. During some stages of the interchange's construction, a temporary relocation of the Queen Elizabeth Way to the north was required. The temporary diversion was built in order to facilitate the removal of the old 1940 overpass and the construction of the new post-tensioned concrete directional flyovers to replace the old cloverleaf loop ramps. Following the completion of the multi-level interchange at Hwy 27, the temporary Queen Elizabeth Way diversion was removed and the Queensway was reopened to local traffic. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in April, 1969.
(Photo courtesy of Lockwood Survey Corporation)





HWY 27 #62             HWY 27 #64

NEW Left - Aerial view of Hwy 27 in Toronto, facing south towards Dixon Road and Hwy 401 in 1969. Compare the 1969 photo above to this 1953 Photo, showing the same section of highway before this part of Etobicoke was urbanized. Note that construction had not yet begun on Hwy 409 parallel to Belfield Road in the foreground. Work got underway on Hwy 409 a few years after this photo was taken. Photo taken in April, 1969. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Lockwood Survey Corporation)

NEW Right - Aerial view of Albion Road (Hwy 50) at the Hwy 27 Junction in 1969, facing southeast. Compare the 1969 photo above to this 1954 Photo, showing the same intersection fifteen years earlier before urban development began to take hold. Photo taken in April, 1969. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Lockwood Survey Corporation)





HWY 401 #1255             HWY 401 #1256

Left - Overhead sign marking the Airport Expressway Exit on Westbound Hwy 401 in Toronto in 1971. Following the construction of the new interchange at Hwy 27 in the early 1970s, traffic heading westbound on Hwy 401 had to access the Airport Expressway (now Hwy 427 North) indirectly via a temporary on-ramp from Carlingview Drive. This sign was changed to read "Carlingview Drive" after the temporary on-ramp to the Airport Expressway near the Renforth Drive Underpass was closed in the early 1970s. Access to Toronto International Airport from Westbound Hwy 401 was greatly improved once Hwy 409 was completed in the 1970s. Photo taken on November 19, 1971.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

Right - Facing south along the on-ramp from Northbound Hwy 27 (now Hwy 427) to Eastbound Hwy 401 in Toronto (November 19, 1971)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 401 #1257             HWY 401 #1258

Left - Facing south along Hwy 27 towards the Hwy 401 Overpass in Toronto in 1971. Reconstruction of the Hwy 27 and Hwy 401 Interchange was a massive multi-year project, involving multiple construction contracts spanning a four-year period between 1968 and 1972. Here, the steel beam guide rail median barrier on Hwy 27 was in the process of being installed, as one of the interchange reconstruction contracts was nearing completion. Photo taken on November 19, 1971.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

Right - Newly-constructed off-ramp from Westbound Hwy 401 to Southbound Hwy 27 in 1971. The construction staging for the Hwy 27 and Hwy 401 Interchange reconstruction project was extremely complicated. During some stages of the reconstruction project, this off-ramp to Southbound Hwy 27 also provided access to either Westbound Hwy 401 or the Airport Expressway, depending on the stage. Note the overhead guide sign further down the ramp, pointing to "Hwy 27 South TO QEW". Once the temporary right-hand exit from the ramp was closed off, this overhead sign became redundant and was eventually removed. The section of Hwy 27 south of the Hwy 401 Interchange was renumbered as Hwy 427 after reconstruction of the corridor was completed in 1972. Photo taken on November 19, 1971.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 27 #41             HWY 27 #42

Left - Facing east along Hwy 5 (Dundas Street) at the Hwy 27 Interchange in Toronto in 1971. Note the overhead sign in the background, which was changed from Hwy 27 to Hwy 427 shortly after this photo was taken. The reconstructed freeway section of Hwy 27 through Toronto was renumbered as Hwy 427 in early 1972. Photo taken on November 23, 1971.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing south along Southbound Hwy 27 towards the Queen Elizabeth Way from the Hwy 5 (Dundas Street) Interchange in Toronto (November 23, 1971)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 27 #43             HWY 27 #44

Left - CP Railway Overhead on Hwy 27 in Toronto (November 23, 1971)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - North Queen Street Underpass on Hwy 27 in Toronto (November 23, 1971)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 27 #45             HWY 27 #48

Left - Facing south along Northbound Hwy 27 towards the Queen Elizabeth Way from Hwy 5 (Dundas Street) in Toronto (November 23, 1971)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Southbound Hwy 27 Basketweave near Bloor Street in Toronto in 1971. Note the interesting trapezoidal-shaped sign at the exit gore, reading "QEW" with a left arrow and "27" with a right arrow, which provided drivers with final assurance that they will get to the Queen Elizabeth Way by staying to the left. Photo taken on November 24, 1971.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 27 #49             HWY 27 #46

Left - Facing north along Southbound Hwy 27 at the Bloor Basketweave in Toronto (November 24, 1971)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Approaching the Northbound Hwy 27 Basketweave near Bloor Street in Toronto in 1971. Although it isn't that easy to see in this photograph, the overhead sign in the background reads "KEEP LEFT 2 LANES TO 401". Early Ontario overhead freeway guide signs were unnecessarily wordy. Over the past 40 years, sign messages on overhead guide signs have been progressively simplified in an effort to reduce the amount of time it takes drivers to read and react to sign messages. In many instances, diagrams and arrows have supplanted text on overhead freeway guide signs. Photo taken on November 25, 1971.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 27 #60

NEW Above - New Vespra Township Canadian Pacific Railway Subway on Hwy 27 near Midhurst in 1973. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2015)





HWY 400 #160

Above - Aerial view of the Hwy 400 and Hwy 27 (Essa Road) Interchange in Barrie (1974)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)





HWY 400 #162

Above - Aerial view of the Hwy 400 and Bayfield Street (Hwy 26 & Hwy 27) Interchange in Barrie in 1974. This aerial photo shows the original interchange ramp configuration, with the loop ramp from Hwy 400 North to Hwy 26 & Hwy 27 in the northeast interchange quadrant. This loop ramp was closed to traffic shortly after this photo was taken. In 1981, the diamond ramp in the northwest quadrant was realigned to permit the construction of a new loop ramp from northbound Bayfield Street to Hwy 400 South. The construction of this new loop ramp eliminated left turns at the ramp to Hwy 400 South. This allowed for the removal of the problematic traffic signals at the original west ramp terminal, which were situated only 80 metres from the traffic signals at the east ramp terminal.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)





HWY 400 #250

Above - Facing north along Hwy 400 approaching the Hwy 26 & Hwy 27 Interchange in Barrie in 1975. The overpass in the foreground is Sunnidale Road. Note the pre-Metric sign for Hwy 26 & Hwy 27 at right, showing the distance to the exit in miles. Ontario's highway signs were converted to Metric measurements in 1977. Photo taken on October 8, 1975.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 27 #59

NEW Above - New Brown's Creek Bridge on Hwy 27 south of Elmvale in 1978. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1978)





HWY 400 #190             HWY 400 #191

Left - Hwy 27 (Essa Road) Underpass at Hwy 400 in Barrie (July 19, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 400 at the Hwy 27 (Essa Road) Interchange in Barrie (July 19, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)

What makes this photo particularly interesting is the location from which it was taken. Traffic volumes on Hwy 400 were apparently low enough in 1978 that the photographer was able to cross one side of the freeway relatively safely and stand on the box-beam median to take the photograph. With current traffic volumes nearing 100,000 vehicles per day at Essa Road, it would be virtually impossible to take a photo from this vantage point on Hwy 400 today.





HWY 400 #224             HWY 400 #225

Left - Facing north along Bayfield Street (Hwy 26 & Hwy 27) from the Hwy 400 Interchange in Barrie (August 3, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)

Right - Bayfield Street (Hwy 26 & Hwy 27) Overpass on Hwy 400 in Barrie facing north (August 3, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)

When the Bayfield Street Interchange was first built in the early 1950s, there was a loop ramp on the north side of the Bayfield Street structure which carried traffic bound for Hwy 26 West and Hwy 27 North. During the mid-1970s, this loop ramp was closed off and abandoned. Note the old overhead bridge-mounted sign support structure which used to have a sign attached to it directing northbound traffic onto this loop ramp.





HWY 409 #3

Above - Aerial view of Hwy 409 at the Hwy 27 and Atwell Drive Interchange in Toronto (April 20, 1979)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 409 #7             HWY 409 #8

Left - Hwy 409 approaching the Hwy 27 Overpass in Toronto, facing east towards the Martin Grove Road Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 7, 1979.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 27 from Hwy 409, approaching Belfield Road. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 7, 1979.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 400 #222             HWY 400 #223

Left - Northern side of the Bayfield Street (Hwy 26 & Hwy 27) Overpass on Hwy 400 in Barrie in 1979, shortly before the interchange was reconstructed. In 1981, the Bayfield Street Overpass was widened and the ramps in the northwest interchange quadrant were reconfigured. The off ramp from Hwy 400 South to Bayfield Street was relocated further to the north and a new loop ramp was constructed for traffic on Bayfield Street North wishing to access Hwy 400 South. The completion of this new loop ramp eliminated the need for left turns at the west ramp terminal, allowing the traffic signals shown in this photo at the original west ramp terminal to be removed. Photo taken on August 8, 1979.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)

Right - Steel handrail on the Bayfield Street (Hwy 26 & Hwy 27) Overpass on Hwy 400 in Barrie in 1979. The original 1951 Bayfield Street Overpass was widened in 1981 to improve traffic operations at the interchange. During this bridge widening project, the original steel handrails were removed and replaced with concrete parapet walls. Photo taken on August 8, 1979.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)





HWY 400 #227             HWY 400 #226

Left - Steel frame for the Bayfield Street Overpass widening on Hwy 400 in Barrie (June 23, 1981)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)

Right - The original 1951 Bayfield Street Overpass in Barrie was widened in 1981 to provide a southbound left turn lane across the structure. A new loop ramp was also constructed in the northwest interchange quadrant. At the time this photo was taken, preliminary grading on the new loop ramp was just getting underway in the background. Photo taken on June 23, 1981.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)





HWY 400 #228             HWY 400 #229

Left - Excavating the southeast wingwall during the Bayfield Street Overpass widening project in Barrie (June 23, 1981)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)

Right - The expansion of the Bayfield Street Overpass was done entirely on the south side of the original 1951 structure. This bridge widening and interchange ramp reconfiguration project greatly improved traffic flow at the busy Bayfield Street Interchange. Photo taken on June 23, 1981.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)





HWY 400 #235

Above - View underneath the Bayfield Street Overpass in Barrie, showing the original 1951 structure and the new extension that was built in 1981 (April 1, 1982)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)





HWY 400 #196             HWY 400 #197

Left - Rehabilitation of the Hwy 27 (Essa Road) Underpass at Hwy 400 in Barrie (September 29, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)

Right - The original 1940s concrete bar and post railing on the Hwy 27 Underpass was replaced by a new parapet wall during this project (September 29, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)





HWY 400 #236             HWY 400 #237

Left - Facing south along Hwy 400 towards the Bayfield Street (Hwy 26 & Hwy 27) Overpass in Barrie (April 25, 1990)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)

Right - Facing north along Bayfield Street (Hwy 26 & Hwy 27) from the Hwy 400 Interchange in Barrie (April 25, 1990)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)





HWY 7 #138

Above - Aerial view of Hwy 7 between the new Hwy 427 Interchange and Hwy 27 Junction near Woodbridge in 1991. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2009)




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