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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 401 dating from 1965 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 4: Historical King's Highway 401 Photographs (1965 to 1969)


HWY 401 #1304

Above - Night view of the new freeway illumination system on Hwy 401 at the Hwy 11A (Avenue Road) Interchange in Toronto, facing east towards Hogg's Hollow in 1965. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1965)





HWY 401 #1152             HWY 401 #1153

Left - Hwy 401 at the Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 Interchange, facing east towards Newcastle (June, 1965). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 35 & Hwy 115 at the Hwy 401 Interchange near Newcastle (June, 1965)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 401 #18

Above - Aerial view of Hwy 401 in Toronto after widening, showing the new three-level Hwy 400 Interchange and "The Basketweave" (1966)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1966)





HWY 401 #921

Above - Widened Dufferin Street Underpass on Hwy 401 in Toronto in 1967. During the widening of the Toronto Bypass in the 1960s, many of Toronto's arterial streets passing over and below Hwy 401 were also widened. The original Dufferin Street Underpass was a single span concrete rigid frame structure that was constructed in 1950. The single span underpass could only accommodate a four-lane street. During construction of the adjacent Spadina Expressway Interchange in 1964, the original Dufferin Street Underpass was replaced with a new two-span, six lane structure. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in June, 1967.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 401 #1154             HWY 401 #1155

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 at the Moore Road Overpass in Pickering in 1967. The original Moore Road Overpass seen here was constructed in 1961. It was the very last single-span concrete rigid frame bridge constructed on Hwy 401. The Moore Road Overpass was demolished in 1982 to make way for the new interchange at Whites Road. Photo taken in June, 1967. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Moore Road Overpass on Hwy 401 in Pickering, facing north towards Hwy 2 (June, 1967)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 401 #1150             HWY 401 #1151

Left - New Bennett Road Overpass on Hwy 401 between Bowmanville and Newcastle (July, 1967)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the new Bennett Road Overpass on Hwy 401 near Bowmanville (July, 1967)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





HWY 401 #20

Above - Aerial photo of the Hwy 401 and Spadina Expressway (Allen Road) Interchange, facing east (October, 1967)
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-162-2-27, Box B983, Photo #982S)





HWY 401 #21

Above - Close-up of the overhead freeway signage in the above photo. Note the sign on the right sign which says "Spadina Expwy". The Spadina Expressway was renamed Allen Road in 1969.
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-162-2-27, Box B983, Photo #982S)





HWY 401 #1249             HWY 401 #1250

Left - New Belfield Road Flyover on Hwy 401 in Toronto in 1968, shortly after it was completed. The flyover to Belfield Road was later incorporated into the route of Hwy 409 when it was built in the 1970s. Photo taken in October, 1968.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

Right - Facing west towards the new Belfield Road Flyover from the Hwy 401 Eastbound Collector Lanes in 1968. Today, this ramp is the eastern terminus of Hwy 409, where it joins into Hwy 401 near Islington Avenue. Note that at the time this photo was taken, the overhead signs for the Hwy 401 Express/Collector diverge had not yet been installed. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in October, 1968.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 401 #609             HWY 401 #915

Left - Facing east along the Hwy 401 Collector Lanes towards the Hwy 400 Interchange (October, 1968)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - MacDonald-Cartier Freeway sign on the newly-completed Hwy 401 Collector Lanes at the Weston Road Interchange in 1968. The entire length of Hwy 401 was rededicated as the MacDonald-Cartier Freeway by Prime Minister John P. Robarts in 1965. The special highway dedication commemorates two of Canada's Fathers of Confederation, Sir John A. MacDonald and Sir George E. Cartier. Photo taken in October, 1968.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 401 #928             HWY 401 #927

Left - New ramp connecting Southbound Weston Road to Westbound Hwy 401 (October, 1968)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - The new Southbound Weston Road ramp also spans the Humber River (October, 1968)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 401 #929             HWY 401 #930

Left - North side of the widened Humber River Bridge on Hwy 401 in Toronto (October, 1968)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Humber River Bridge on Hwy 401 in Toronto. Note the new Weston Road Overpass and Interchange in the background (October, 1968)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 401 #931             HWY 401 #932

Left - New ramp connecting Eastbound Hwy 401 to Weston Road in Toronto (October, 1968)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - The new exit ramp to Weston Road from Eastbound Hwy 401 also spans the Humber River (October, 1968)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 401 #933             HWY 401 #934

Left - Looking west towards the new Weston Road ramp spanning the Humber River on Hwy 401 (October, 1968)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 401 from the Weston Road Overpass in 1968. This photo shows the newly-expanded section of Hwy 401 at the Humber River, with the Express-Collector Lane configuration. The Hwy 401 expansion was completed and opened to traffic from the Hwy 400 Interchange to Kipling Avenue on December 20, 1967. Photo taken in October, 1968.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 401 #922

Above - Wendell Avenue Underpass on Hwy 401 in Toronto (October, 1968)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 401 #1261             HWY 401 #1262

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)

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 401 #937             HWY 401 #936

Left - New Bayview Avenue Underpass on Hwy 401 in Toronto. The original 1953 Bayview Avenue structure was widened and extended with a new two-span girder structure in 1968. Only the southbound lanes of Bayview Avenue now pass through the original 1953 portion of the structure. Photo taken in November, 1968.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Facing east along the newly-completed Hwy 401 Collector Lanes at the Bayview Avenue Interchange in Toronto (November, 1968)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 401 #334

Above - Hwy 401 facing east towards Leslie Street and Don Mills Road (1968)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1968)




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