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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 409. 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 west to east. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Historical King's Highway 409 Photographs (1968 to 1999)


HWY 401 #1249             HWY 401 #1250

NEW 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)

NEW 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 #1254

NEW Above - Southern side of the Hwy 409 Flyover on Hwy 401 in Toronto (October 14, 1977)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 401 #1253             HWY 401 #1251

NEW Left - Facing east across the Hwy 409 Flyover to Eastbound Hwy 401 in Toronto in 1977. Although it isn't very clear in this photo (picture was damaged), the Eastbound Hwy 401 Collector Lanes are only signed as "To Weston Road" from the end of Hwy 409. At the time this photo was taken in 1977, all other exits between Hwy 409 and The Basketweave except for Weston Road could be accessed from the Express Lanes. Even Hwy 400 South (today's Black Creek Drive) was accessible from the Express Lanes. Photo taken on October 14, 1977.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Hwy 409 Flyover to Eastbound Hwy 401 in Toronto, facing west (October 14, 1977)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 401 #1252             HWY 409 #25

NEW Left - Northern side of the Hwy 409 Flyover on Hwy 401 in Toronto (October 14, 1977)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Facing west along Hwy 409 approaching the Hwy 427 & Indian Line Interchange in Toronto in 1978. Note that the high-level flyover from Southbound Hwy 427 to Eastbound Hwy 409 had not yet been constructed. The flyover wasn't built until the early 1990s. Motorists wishing to head east on Hwy 409 had to pass through a traffic signal on Hwy 427 in order to access the on-ramp to Eastbound Hwy 409. Also, note that Hwy 427 is only signed south from this interchange. The ramp leading to the north from Hwy 409 is signed as Indian Line. It wasn't until the early 1980s that the ramp to the north was signed as Hwy 427 as well. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on June 9, 1978.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 409 #14             HWY 409 #15

NEW Left - City View Drive Overpass on Hwy 409 in Toronto, facing south (July 26, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Facing west along Hwy 409 towards the City View Drive and Hwy 27 Overpasses in Toronto (July 26, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 409 #17             HWY 409 #16

NEW Left - CN Railway Spur structure on Hwy 409 near City View Drive in Toronto, facing south (July 26, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Facing east along Hwy 409 at the CN Railway Spur Subway near City View Drive in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on July 26, 1978.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 409 #24             HWY 409 #23

NEW Left - CN Railway Spur structure on Hwy 409 near Iron Street in Toronto, facing south (July 27, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Facing west along Hwy 409 at the CN Railway Spur Subway near Iron Street in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on July 27, 1978.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 409 #9

NEW Above - Facing west along Hwy 409 from the Martin Grove Road Interchange towards the Iron Street Overpass. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on July 26, 1978.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 409 #10             HWY 409 #11

NEW Left - Facing north across the Iron Street Overpass on Hwy 409 in Toronto. Photo taken on July 26, 1978.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Iron Street Overpass on Hwy 409, facing south. The overpass was not opened to traffic until the 1980s. Photo taken on July 26, 1978.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 409 #13             HWY 409 #12

NEW Left - Facing south across the Martin Grove Road Overpass on Hwy 409 (July 26, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Facing west along Hwy 409 at the Martin Grove Road Interchange in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on July 26, 1978.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 409 #18

NEW Above - Facing west along Hwy 409 between Kipling Avenue and Martin Grove Road in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on July 26, 1978.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 409 #19             HWY 409 #22

NEW Left - Shaft Road Underpass on Hwy 409 in Toronto, facing north (July 26, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Facing east along Hwy 409 towards Hwy 401 from Kipling Avenue in Toronto (August 29, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 409 #20             HWY 409 #21

NEW Left - Facing west along Hwy 409 from the Kipling Avenue Interchange in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 29, 1978.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)

NEW Right - Kipling Avenue Underpass on Hwy 409 in Toronto, facing north. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 29, 1978.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 409 #1

Above - Aerial view of Hwy 409 between Hwy 401 and the Kipling Avenue Interchange in Toronto (April 20, 1979)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 409 #2

Above - Aerial view of Hwy 409 between the Martin Grove Road Interchange and the Iron Street Overpass in Toronto (April 20, 1979)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





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 #4

Above - Aerial view of Hwy 409 at the Hwy 427 Interchange in Toronto (April 20, 1979)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 409 #5

Above - Close-up view of the Hwy 409 and Hwy 427 Interchange in Toronto in 1979. Note that the ramp from southbound Hwy 427 to eastbound Hwy 409 intersected the northbound lanes of Hwy 427 at a signalized intersection. This traffic signal remained in place on the northbound lanes of Hwy 427 for years, until a direct freeway-to-freeway ramp flyover was completed at this interchange in 1992. Photo taken on April 20, 1979.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 409 #6

Above - Aerial view of the western terminus of Hwy 409 at the Airport Road Interchange in Mississauga (April 20, 1979)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 409 #7             HWY 409 #8

NEW 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)

NEW 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 427 #84             HWY 427 #83

Left - New Hwy 427 South to Hwy 409 East Flyover in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 8, 1992.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - New Hwy 427 South to Hwy 409 East Flyover in Toronto in 1992. This photo shows the recently completed flyover, which was only opened to traffic about two months earlier. Until 1992, traffic heading south on Hwy 427 had to turn left at an at-grade signalized intersection to access the ramp to Hwy 409 East. After the flyover was completed, the traffic signals at the Hwy 409 ramp were removed, thereby eliminating one of the most serious bottlenecks on Hwy 427. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 8, 1992.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #85             HWY 427 #82

Left - Flyover from Hwy 427 South to Hwy 409 East in Toronto in 1995, facing southeast. This photo shows the completed flyover to Hwy 409 East along with an ongoing Hwy 427 widening project through the Hwy 409 Interchange. Up until 1997, Hwy 427 was only four lanes (two lanes per direction) through the Hwy 409 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on November 7, 1995.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Widening the Hwy 409 Underpass on Hwy 427 in Toronto in 1996. Note the new Hwy 427 South to Hwy 409 East Flyover in the background. One extra lane was added along Hwy 427 in each direction through the Hwy 409 Interchange as a result of this reconstruction project. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 15, 1996.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)


Present Day King's Highway 409 Photographs


HWY 401 #425 - © Cameron Bevers         HWY 401 #419 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards the Hwy 409 Interchange from the Kipling Avenue Overpass.
(Photograph taken on June 14, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 409 Flyover to Eastbound Hwy 401 in Toronto. With its slender, curved, continuous deck, the Hwy 409 Flyover is one of the most aesthetically pleasing freeway structures in Toronto. The bridge was originally intended to carry an extension of Belfield Road, but it was later incorporated into the new Hwy 409 in the 1970s.
(Photograph taken on June 14, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #420 - © Cameron Bevers         HWY 401 #421 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Date stamp and structure identification number on the Hwy 409 Flyover to Eastbound Hwy 401. Structure completed in 1967.
(Photograph taken on June 14, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Hwy 409 Flyover to Eastbound Hwy 401 features significant deck superelevation.
(Photograph taken on June 14, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #422 - © Cameron Bevers         HWY 401 #426 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Old overhead lane diagram sign marking Hwy 401 at the end of Hwy 409. This overhead sign gantry was replaced in 2008.
(Photograph taken on June 14, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - New overhead lane diagram sign marking the entrance to the collector and express lanes on Hwy 401 at the end of Hwy 409.
(Photograph taken on March 15, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #423 - © Cameron Bevers         HWY 401 #424 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Crossing the superelevated Hwy 409 Flyover above Hwy 401 in Toronto.
(Photograph taken on June 14, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This overhead sign on Hwy 409, which marked the entrance ramps to the Hwy 401 collector and express lanes, was removed in 2008.
(Photograph taken on June 14, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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