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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 400 dating from 1960 to 1969. 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 2: Historical King's Highway 400 Photographs (1960 to 1969)


HWY 400 #287             HWY 400 #288

NEW Left - Facing south along Hwy 400 at the Craighurst Canadian Pacific Railway Overhead. When the Hwy 400 Coldwater Extension was completed north of Barrie in 1959, it was constructed as an undivided two-lane highway with provisions that it could be expanded to four lanes in the future. In 1979, a second structure was built at right to carry the new southbound lanes of the highway, while the original 1959 structure seen here was converted so that it carried northbound traffic only. No matter how many times I look at this historic photo, I still have trouble believing that this two-lane road is actually Hwy 400 - but it is! The pavement markings showing the restricted and permissive passing zones just look so strange on a 400-Series Highway. Photo taken in June, 1961. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Western side of the Craighurst Canadian Pacific Railway Overhead on Hwy 400 north of Barrie. For years, this structure was a single bridge carrying both northbound and southbound traffic. When this two-lane section of Hwy 400 was twinned in 1979, a new twin structure was built in the foreground to carry the new southbound lanes of the highway. Photo taken in June, 1961. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 400 #82

Above - Construction of the Steeles Avenue Overpass on Hwy 400 in Toronto (1961).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1961)





HWY 400 #289             HWY 400 #290

NEW Left - Approaching the original northern terminus of the Hwy 400 Extension at the Hwy 12 Junction near Coldwater. The original northern terminus of Hwy 400 shown here was bypassed in the late 1970s, when Hwy 400 was extended to Waubaushene on a new alignment to the west of Fesserton. This section of Old Hwy 400 is now an unposted 7000-series highway (Hwy 7174) signed as "Lower Big Chute Road". Photo taken in September, 1961. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Coldwater River Bridge on the Hwy 400 Extension, located just south of the Hwy 12 Junction near Coldwater (September, 1961).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 400 #183             HWY 400 #184

Left - Hwy 88 Overpass on Hwy 400 near Bradford (May, 1962).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)

Right - Facing west towards Bond Head across the Hwy 88 Overpass on Hwy 400 (May, 1962).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)





HWY 400 #182             HWY 400 #181

Left - Facing west across the Cookstown Road (Hwy 89) Overpass in Innisfil Township (May, 1962).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)

Right - Cookstown Road (Hwy 89) Overpass on Hwy 400 in Innisfil Township, facing northwest (May, 1962).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)

The Cookstown Service Centre, with its original British-American (B-A) Station sign, is visible on the far side of the interchange. The Cookstown Service Centre sold B-A gasoline products from its opening in 1953 until 1968, when the station was taken over by Gulf Canada. The station was acquired by Petro-Canada in 1985 and has operated under that company's name ever since. As part of Ontario's recent Service Centre modernization program, the Cookstown Service Centre was closed permanently in February, 2013.





HWY 400 #286             HWY 400 #295

NEW Left - Hwy 400 at the Willow Creek Bridge near Barrie, facing north towards the Hwy 400 Extension Overpass near Crown Hill. Note the overhead "butterfly" style sign in the background, marking the Hwy 400 and Hwy 11 split at this interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on May 30, 1962.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Allandale Canadian National Railway Overhead on Hwy 400 in Barrie (May 30, 1962).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 400 #300             HWY 400 #299

NEW Left - Crossing the Richvale Sideroad Overpass (today's Rutherford Road) on Hwy 400 in Vaughan Township in 1962. When Hwy 400 was first built in the late 1940s and early 1950s, there was no interchange at Rutherford Road. In fact, this narrow rural road wasn't even paved until construction began on the new Canada's Wonderland Amusement Park in 1979. A partial interchange was built on Hwy 400 at Rutherford Road to service Canada's Wonderland, which opened its gates to the public for the first time in May, 1981. In response to growing development in the area, the Rutherford Road Interchange was completely rebuilt in 1992-1993. The original 1950 Rutherford Road Overpass was demolished in 1994. Today, Rutherford Road is a major six-lane urban arterial street, which looks nothing like this vintage photograph. Photo taken on May 31, 1962.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Richvale Sideroad Overpass (Rutherford Road) on Hwy 400 in Vaughan Township (May 31, 1962).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 400 #278             HWY 400 #279

Left - King Township Sideroad 35 Overpass on Hwy 400 near Newmarket in 1962. Several years after this photo was taken, this township road was assumed by the province as a new King's Highway. In the late 1960s, this road was incorporated into an extension of Hwy 9 from Schomberg to Newmarket. The Hwy 9 extension to Newmarket was completed and opened to traffic in 1969, along with a new interchange at Hwy 400. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on May 31, 1962.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing east towards Newmarket at the King Township Sideroad 35 Overpass on Hwy 400 in 1962. This road ultimately became Hwy 9 in the late 1960s, when a new King's Highway was built connecting Schomberg and Newmarket. It may seem hard to believe, but this tiny road is now a busy four-lane arterial highway! Compare this 1962 photo to this Present-Day Photo of the same location. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on May 31, 1962.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 400 #137

Above - Facing south along Hwy 400 from the Dunlop Street (Hwy 90) Overpass in Barrie (1963).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1963)

Compare the 1963 photo of Hwy 400 shown above with this present day photo, which I took from the Hwy 90 Overpass in 2007.





HWY 400 #284             HWY 400 #285

NEW Left - Hwy 400 at the Willow Creek Bridge north of Barrie, facing south towards Duckworth Street (April, 1965).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Willow Creek Bridge on Hwy 400 between Barrie and Crown Hill (April, 1965).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 400 #291             HWY 400 #292

NEW Left - Hwy 400 Extension Overpass near Barrie, facing north towards the Hwy 11 & Hwy 93 Interchange at Crown Hill (May 28, 1965).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Facing north across the Hwy 400 Extension Overpass near Barrie. Note that the right-hand northbound lane was striped off at the time this photo was taken, since the remainder of Hwy 400 heading north from this interchange from Barrie to Coldwater was an undivided highway with a single lane in each direction. A second lane was added across this bridge in the 1970s, when Hwy 400 was widened to four lanes north of the Crown Hill Interchange. Photo taken on May 28, 1965.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





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             HWY 400 #296

Left - 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)

NEW Right - Southbound Hwy 400 facing north from the Wilson Avenue Underpass in Toronto (October, 1968).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 400 #298             HWY 400 #297

NEW Left - Northbound Hwy 400 at the Wilson Avenue Underpass in Toronto, facing north (October, 1968).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Facing east towards the Wilson Avenue Underpass on Hwy 400 (October, 1968).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)




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