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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 53. 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 53 Photographs


HWY 2 #313             HWY 2 #314

Left - Aerial view of Hwy 2 & Hwy 53 near the Jerseyville Road Intersection east of Cainsville, near Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1974.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2016)

Right - Aerial view of Hwy 2 & Hwy 53 east of the Fairchild Creek Bridge near Cainsville. The highway briefly widens into a divided four-lane roadway on the approaches to the Fairchild Creek Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1974.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2016)





HWY 2 #315             HWY 2 #316

Left - Aerial view of Hwy 2 & Hwy 53 near the Cornwell Road Intersection between Brantford and Ancaster. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1974.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2016)

Right - Aerial view of Hwy 2 & Hwy 53 near the County Road 8 Intersection west of Alberton. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1974.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2016)





HWY 2 #317             HWY 2 #318

Left - Aerial view of Hwy 2 & Hwy 53 at the Wentworth-Brant County Boundary west of Alberton. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1974.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2016)

Right - Aerial view of Hwy 2 & Hwy 53 at Alberton, between Brantford and Ancaster. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1974.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2016)





HWY 2 #319             HWY 2 #320

Left - Aerial view of Hwy 2 & Hwy 53 at the Hwy 52 Junction west of Ancaster. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1974.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2016)

Right - Aerial view of Duff's Corners (Junction of Hwy 2 & Hwy 53) west of Ancaster in 1974. Here, Hwy 2 heads northeast to meet Hwy 403 near Ancaster, while Hwy 53 continues east through Hamilton where it connects to Hwy 20 at Elfrida. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1974.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2016)





HWY 403 #291

Above - Aerial view of the eastern end of the Brantford Bypass (Hwy 403) at Cainsville in 1978. Hwy 403 ended at this signalized intersection at the Hwy 2 & Hwy 53 Junction for over 30 years. Until 1997, all eastbound traffic on Hwy 403 had to turn left onto Hwy 2 & Hwy 53 in order to continue east towards Hamilton. By the 1990s, this congested left turn movement had overwhelmed the capacity of the traffic signal, which resulted in long queues on Hwy 403 which often extended more than a kilometre back from the intersection at peak times. The completion of Hwy 403 between Brantford and Ancaster in 1997 bypassed Hwy 2 & Hwy 53, thus removing one of the most severe traffic bottlenecks in the province. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1978.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2016)


Present Day King's Highway 53 Photographs


HWY 53 #1 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 53 #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 53 towards the Hwy 20 Junction at Elfrida. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 15, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Culvert inscription on Hwy 53 at Elfrida - "THE KING'S HIGHWAY ONTARIO 1933". See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 15, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 53 #3 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Close-up of the date stamp on culvert on Hwy 53 at Elfrida. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 15, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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