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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 427, arranged by location from Browns Line northerly to the Highway 401 Interchange. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 6: Present Day King's Highway 427 Photographs (Browns Line to Hwy 401)


HWY 427 #8 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - This "0" mileage post on Hwy 427 marks the highway's historical southern terminus at the intersection with Coules Court
(Photograph taken on June 1, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #9 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The original southern terminus of Hwy 427 at the intersection of Coules Court and Browns Line in Etobicoke
(Photograph taken on June 1, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Evans Avenue Interchange on Browns Line and Hwy 427 in Etobicoke
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #12 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Hwy 427 Freeway begins at Evans Avenue. The City of Toronto now maintains the ramps to Browns Line south of Evans Avenue.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the Evans Avenue Overpass on Hwy 427. Structure completed in 1968.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #14 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #15 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 427 from Evans Avenue. This depressed freeway is essentially just an extended ramp from Hwy 427 to Browns Line. The "0" mileage marker post denoting the historical beginning of Hwy 427 is located just beyond the traffic signal in the background. The City of Toronto now maintains this short section of highway between Evans Avenue and Coules Court.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 427 towards the QEW Interchange from Evans Avenue. This complex multi-level interchange was constructed in the late 1960s in order to improve traffic circulation at this important highway junction. This new interchange replaced an out-of-date cloverleaf interchange which could no longer accommodate the traffic volumes on these two highways. The old cloverleaf had served the QEW and Browns Line (Hwy 27) junction since the 1940s.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #16 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #17 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern side of the Evans Avenue Overpass on Hwy 427
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Date stamp (1968) and structure identification number on the Evans Avenue Overpass on Hwy 427
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #18 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #19 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Bloor Street Overpass on Hwy 427 in Etobicoke. Structure completed in 1969.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Structure identification number on the Bloor Street Overpass on Hwy 427
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #20 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #21 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along the Hwy 427 Collector Lanes from Bloor Street. The section of Hwy 427 between the QEW and Hwy 401 was constructed in an express-collector lane setup, due to the frequency of exits along the highway. The highway is also concrete-surfaced, which is rather uncommon on Ontario 400-Series Highways.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The transfer roads from the Express to the Collector Lanes pass directly below the Bloor Street Overpass. As a result, the Bloor Street Overpass is much longer than many of its counterparts along Hwy 427, since the freeway is quite wide at this point.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #22 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #23 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along the Hwy 427 Collector Lanes towards the "Basketweave" near Hwy 5. This flyover allows traffic on the transfer road exiting from the Express Lanes to the Collector Lanes to cross over traffic on the transfer road exiting from the Collector Lanes to the Express Lanes.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An older overhead sign gantry for the Hwy 5 (Dundas Street) Exit on Hwy 427 in Etobicoke. For almost 30 years, these arched steel truss overhead sign gantries were the standard overhead sign mounts on Ontario freeways. However, this particular truss design is now being phased out slowly. Since the 1990s, a simpler pole-mounted "Tri-chord" overhead steel truss structure has been employed for most new sign installations on Ontario freeways.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #38 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - An older ground-mounted exit sign for Hwy 5 (Dundas Street) along Hwy 427. Ground-mounted signs on urban freeways are now becoming rather scarce. Most new sign installations on urban freeways are overhead-mounted types.
(Photograph taken on July 17, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #24 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #25 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 427 from Bloor Street towards the "Basketweave" and the Gardiner Expressway & QEW Interchange. Hwy 427 is one of the Greater Toronto Area's most interesting freeways. The continuous Express and Collector Lane setup is a unique feature on Hwy 427 and Hwy 401. However, unlike Hwy 401, Hwy 427 has not changed much since the highway's reconstruction in the late 1960s. Consequently, it still exhibits many of its original design characteristics. However, Hwy 427 is now scheduled for a major facelift over the next few years that will substantially alter the highway's appearance.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Additional clearance had to be given underneath the Bloor Street Overpass, since the bridge spans the two transfer roadways at slightly different elevations
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #26 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #27 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The difference in elevation between the Collector and Express Lanes on Hwy 427 under the Bloor Street Overpass is more apparent in this photo
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Bloor Street Overpass on Hwy 427 is one of the longest arterial road overpasses in the Greater Toronto Area
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #28 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #29 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 427 towards the Burnhamthorpe Road Overpass in Etobicoke
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the Burnhamthorpe Road Overpass on Hwy 427 in Etobicoke. Structure completed in 1969.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #30 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #31 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 427 from the Burnhamthorpe Road Overpass. This photo illustrates the changing face of Hwy 427. The concrete centre median and modern high-mast lighting system were both installed along this highway a few years ago. These features stand in stark contrast to the older design medians between the Collector and Express Lanes, which still exhibit their original steel guide rail barriers and 1960s-era lighting systems. As Hwy 427 is reconstructed over the next few years, the highway lighting will be completely upgraded to modern standards and the old steel guide rail barriers will be replaced.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 427 towards the Burnhamthorpe Road Overpass
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #32 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #33 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distressed concrete pavement on the Hwy 427 Collector Lanes at Burnhamthorpe Road
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Burnhamthorpe Road Overpass on Hwy 427 in Etobicoke
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #34 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #35 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Rathburn Road Overpass on Hwy 427 in Etobicoke. Structure completed in 1969.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the Rathburn Road Overpass on Hwy 427 in Etobicoke
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #36 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 427 #37 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 427 from the Rathburn Road Overpass. How long will it be before the historical elements of this freeway are gone forever?
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along the Hwy 427 Collector Lanes towards the Hwy 27 Exit. The southern section of Hwy 27 through Etobicoke was converted into a multi-lane freeway during the late 1960s. When the new Hwy 427 designation was applied in the 1970s, Hwy 27 was truncated at the Hwy 427 & Hwy 401 Interchange.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 427 #10 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - This "recycled" King's Highway shield still shows its old Hwy 9 route number underneath the newer Hwy 427 route number, giving motorists the impression that they are actually turning onto Hwy 497.
(Photograph taken on June 1, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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