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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 427 dating from 1990 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 5: Historical King's Highway 427 Photographs (1990-1999)


HWY 7 #137

Above - Aerial view of Hwy 7 between the Hwy 50 Junction and Hwy 427 Interchange near Woodbridge in 1991. The Hwy 427 Interchange was still under construction at the time this photo was taken. During the construction of the Hwy 427 Interchange, Hwy 7 was diverted to the north onto a temporary alignment until the grade separation was completed. Although the new structure was finished by the time this photo was taken, traces of the temporary Hwy 7 diversion are still visible in this photo. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2009)





HWY 427 #66

Above - Northern side of the new Hwy 7 Overpass across the future Hwy 427 in Woodbridge. In 1991, Hwy 427 was completed and opened to traffic from the Claireville Dam near Finch Avenue northerly to Hwy 7. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on November 1, 1990.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #65             HWY 427 #93

Left - Facing east along Hwy 7 at the future Hwy 427 Interchange in 1990. Note the temporary concrete barrier at left, blocking the future on-ramp to Hwy 427 South from Westbound Hwy 7. The interchange ramps opened to traffic in 1991, along with the rest of the Hwy 427 Extension. Up until 1991, Hwy 427 ended near the Claireville Dam north of Finch Avenue. At the freeway's termination, the road narrowed to two lanes and became Indian Line, which in turn terminated a short distance to the north at Hwy 50 (Albion Road). Traffic then had to follow Hwy 50 north to reach Hwy 7. The completion of the Hwy 427 Extension to Hwy 7 provided greatly improved highway access to Woodbridge. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on November 1, 1990.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Eastern side of the North Queen Street Underpass on Hwy 427 in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 20, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #94             HWY 427 #73

Left - Facing north along Hwy 427 towards Hwy 5 (Dundas Street) from North Queen Street in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 20, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Old Claireville CN Railway Overhead on Indian Line. This former access road leading from the northern terminus of Hwy 427 to Hwy 50 (Albion Road) was bypassed in 1991, when Hwy 427 was extended north from the Claireville Dam on a new alignment to Hwy 407 and Hwy 7. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 22, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #70             HWY 427 #71

Left - Facing south across the Old Claireville CN Railway Overhead on Indian Line. Although this part of Indian Line was never officially part of Hwy 427, the freeway began immediately to the south of this structure. During construction of the Finch Avenue Interchange in 1982-1983, Hwy 427 was extended north from Finch Avenue to this point near the Claireville Dam. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 22, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - The Old Claireville CN Railway Overhead on Indian Line was a two-lane divided road with a raised concrete centre median. It was effectively a continuation of Hwy 427 from its 1983 terminus at Claireville Dam northerly to Hwy 50. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 22, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #72             HWY 427 #91

Left - The Old Claireville CN Railway Overhead was completed in 1963, and carried traffic on Indian Line up until 1991. As part of the construction of Hwy 407 in 1990-1991, Hwy 427 was extended north to Hwy 7 on a new alignment a short distance to the east of the old Claireville CN Railway Overhead. The bypassed Indian Line Bridge still stands today, lying abandoned in an open field beside Hwy 427. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 22, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 427 at the Woodbine Racetrack Access (Club House Road) Underpass in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 22, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #69             HWY 427 #57

Left - Facing north along Hwy 427 at the Finch Avenue Interchange in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 27, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Unopened southbound lanes of Hwy 427 at the Steeles Avenue Underpass in Toronto in 1991, facing north towards the Hwy 407 Interchange. The completed Hwy 407 West to Hwy 427 South Flyover can be seen in the background. Noticeably absent is the opposing Hwy 427 North to Hwy 407 West Flyover, which had not yet been built at the time this photo was taken. The flyover from Hwy 427 North to Hwy 407 West wasn't built until 1994. The Hwy 407 & Hwy 427 Interchange sat completed but unopened for several years. The interchange was finally put into service when Hwy 407 ETR was opened to traffic in June, 1997. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 27, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #56             HWY 427 #55

Left - Completed northbound lanes of Hwy 427 at the Steeles Avenue Underpass in Toronto, shortly after being opened to traffic in 1991. Due to the construction staging at the adjacent Hwy 427 and Hwy 407 Interchange, the northbound lanes of Hwy 427 opened to traffic before the southbound lanes were completed. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 27, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Unopened southbound lanes of Hwy 427 at the Hwy 50 (Albion Road) Underpass in Toronto in 1991, facing north towards the Hwy 407 Interchange. The graded but unpaved ramp leading from the completed Hwy 407 West to Hwy 427 South Flyover can be seen at left. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 27, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #54             HWY 427 #48

Left - New northbound lanes of Hwy 427 at the Hwy 50 (Albion Road) Underpass in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 27, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Nearly completed southbound lanes of Hwy 427 near the Claireville CN Railway Overhead in Toronto, facing north towards the Hwy 407 ETR Interchange. Apart from the occasional construction vehicle, the southbound lanes were not open to traffic. Top-course asphalt was still being laid on the southbound lanes between Hwy 7 and the new Hwy 407 Interchange at the time this photo was taken. Due to construction staging, the northbound lanes of Hwy 427 opened to traffic earlier than the southbound lanes. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 27, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #47             HWY 427 #49

Left - Facing north along the completed northbound lanes of Hwy 427 near the Claireville CN Railway Overhead in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 27, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Claireville CN Railway Overhead on Hwy 427 in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 27, 1991.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #92             HWY 427 #83

Left - Facing north along the northbound lanes of Hwy 427 at the Eglinton Avenue Interchange in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on October 17, 1991.
(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 #84             HWY 427 #88

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 - Dixon Road Underpass on Hwy 427 in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on December 16, 1993.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #87             HWY 427 #46

Left - Renforth Drive Underpass on Hwy 427 in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on December 16, 1993.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Malton CNR Overhead on Hwy 427 in Toronto, north of the Hwy 409 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on December 17, 1993.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #85             HWY 427 #98

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 - Southern side of The Queensway Overpass on Hwy 427 in Toronto in 1996, showing the interchange before reconstruction. In 2000-2001, new ramps were built connecting Sherway Gardens Road and the Gardiner Expressway. As a result of the new Sherway Gardens Road ramp construction, the Gardiner Expressway ramp to Browns Line was relocated onto a new structure. The Browns Line ramp now crosses Hwy 427 at this point, immediately adjacent to The Queensway structure seen here. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 6, 1996.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #97             HWY 427 #68

Left - Facing west along The Queensway towards the Hwy 427 Interchange in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 6, 1996.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 7 towards Brampton at the Hwy 427 Interchange in Woodbridge. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 7, 1996.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #67             HWY 427 #82

Left - Start of the southbound lanes of Hwy 427 at the Hwy 7 Interchange in Woodbridge in 1996. The northbound lanes had not yet been constructed at the time this photo was taken. When the Hwy 427 Extension opened to Hwy 7 in 1991, all traffic was forced off of the freeway at the northbound off-ramp leading to Hwy 7. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 7, 1996.
(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)





HWY 427 #86             HWY 427 #75

Left - Facing north along Hwy 427 towards the Hwy 409 Interchange from the Fasken Drive Interchange in Toronto in 1996. Note the Hwy 427 widening project underway. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 15, 1996.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 427 from the Rathburn Road Overpass in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 26, 1996.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #81             HWY 427 #76

Left - Facing south along Hwy 427 at the Hwy 5 (Dundas Street) Underpass in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 27, 1996.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Facing east across the Bloor Street Overpass on Hwy 427 in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 27, 1996.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #77             HWY 427 #95

Left - Facing south along Hwy 427 from the Bloor Street Overpass in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on August 27, 1996.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Facing west towards the North Queen Street Underpass on Hwy 427 in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on June 3, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #96             HWY 427 #53

Left - Facing south along Hwy 427 towards the Queen Elizabeth Way Interchange from the North Queen Street Underpass in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on June 3, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Southbound lanes of Hwy 427 at the Claireville CN Railway Overhead in Toronto, facing south towards the Finch Avenue Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on June 16, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #50             HWY 427 #51

Left - Facing north along Hwy 427 at the newly-opened Hwy 407 ETR Interchange in Toronto. Hwy 407 ETR had only opened to traffic about one week before this photo was taken. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on June 16, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Northbound lanes of Hwy 427 at the Claireville CN Railway Overhead in Toronto, facing north towards the Hwy 407 ETR Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on June 16, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #52             HWY 427 #61

Left - Western side of the Claireville CN Railway Overhead on Hwy 427 in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on June 16, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Hwy 427 North to Hwy 407 ETR East Ramp, facing north across Steeles Avenue in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on October 8, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #64             HWY 427 #63

Left - Hwy 407 ETR West Ramp to Hwy 427 South, facing north across Steeles Avenue in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on October 8, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Eastern side of the Hwy 407 ETR West Ramp to Hwy 427 South over Steeles Avenue in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on October 8, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #58             HWY 427 #59

Left - Western side of the Hwy 427 North to Hwy 407 ETR East Ramp over Steeles Avenue in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on October 8, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Facing north along the Hwy 427 North to Hwy 407 ETR East Ramp in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on October 8, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #62             HWY 427 #89

Left - Western side of the Hwy 427 North to Hwy 407 ETR East Ramp over Steeles Avenue in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on October 8, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 427 from the Hwy 5 (Dundas Street) Interchange in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on October 8, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #60             HWY 427 #80

Left - Eastern side of the Hwy 427 North to Hwy 407 ETR East Ramp over Steeles Avenue in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on October 15, 1997.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Facing west across the Burnhamthorpe Road Overpass on Hwy 427 in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on September 22, 1998.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #78             HWY 427 #74

Left - Facing south along the Hwy 427 Express and Collector-to-Express Transfer Lanes from the Bloor Street Overpass in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on September 22, 1998.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Facing west across the Rathburn Road Overpass on Hwy 427 in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on September 22, 1998.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 427 #90             HWY 427 #79

Left - Facing east across the Rathburn Road Overpass on Hwy 427 in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on September 22, 1998.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 5 (Dundas Street) towards the Hwy 427 Interchange in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on September 22, 1998.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)




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