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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 7, arranged by location from Brampton easterly to Markham. 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 10: Present Day King's Highway 7 Photographs (Brampton to Markham)


HWY 7 #212 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #207 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 7 between Brampton and Woodbridge, approaching the West Humber River Bridge. Despite the fact that Hwy 7 was decommissioned as a King's Highway in 1997 and downloaded between Brampton and Markham, the former highway still forms a critical east-west link across the Greater Toronto Area. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on March 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Start of the Ebenezer Diversion on Hwy 7 east of Brampton. Originally, Hwy 7 proceeded straight ahead and passed through the rural hamlet of Ebenezer. The highway was relocated onto a new alignment in 1930 in order to eliminate an awkward jog in the original route of the highway south of Ebenezer. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on March 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #208 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #209 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The former route of Hwy 7 at Ebenezer now ends in a cul-de-sac.
(Photograph taken on March 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Old Hwy 7 towards Brampton. It has been over 80 years since the former Hwy 7 alignment at Ebenezer has carried highway traffic.
(Photograph taken on March 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #210 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #211 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Urban sprawl is encroaching on the former Hwy 7 alignment at Ebenezer. The old highway will soon just became another city street.
(Photograph taken on March 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - About 3 km of the original route of Hwy 7 was bypassed by the Ebenezer Diversion in 1930.
(Photograph taken on March 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #213 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #214 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Woodbridge Subway on Hwy 7, facing east towards Islington Avenue. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on March 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Woodbridge Subway on Hwy 7 was completed in 1929. It may seem hard to believe, but originally Hwy 7 crossed the CPR tracks at-grade. The amount of earth removed to construct this railway subway is quite remarkable.
(Photograph taken on March 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #189 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #190 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 7 from the Dufferin Street Overpass in Concord. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 7 towards the Dufferin Street Overpass. Structure completed in 1985. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #187 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #188 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 7 towards Thornhill from the Dufferin Street Overpass. A 4 km section of Hwy 7 was relocated onto a brand-new alignment east of Concord in 1987, in preparation for the construction of Hwy 407 in the 1990s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Hwy 7 Diversion at Concord was constructed as a limited-access six-lane expressway. The Dufferin Street "Interchange" features a short roadway connection between Hwy 7 and Dufferin Street on the north-east corner of the grade separation. This method of highway construction proved to be a very economical way of providing a high-capacity through route across York Region. By removing the heavy cross-traffic conflicts associated with a conventional four-leg signalized intersection, the "ramps" along Hwy 7 only have to accommodate the turning movements.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #191 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #194 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 7 towards the Dufferin Street Overpass east of Concord.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 7 towards Concord from the Bathurst Street Overpass near Thornhill.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #193 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #192 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Date stamp (1995) and structure identification number on the Bathurst Street Overpass on Hwy 7.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Bathurst Street Overpass on Hwy 7 is actually comprised of two different structures. The left structure carries ramp traffic from Bathurst Street to Hwy 407, while the right structure carries Bathurst Street itself.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #195 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #196 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the dual structures at Bathurst Street and Hwy 7 near Thornhill, facing south towards Hwy 407.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along the ramp from Bathurst Street to Hwy 407 ETR.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #201 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #202 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern side of the Bathurst Street Overpass on Hwy 7. This handsome two-span concrete rigid frame structure was completed in 1995.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east towards the Bathurst Street Overpass on Hwy 7. The construction of adjacent Hwy 407 during the 1990s resulted in the grade separation of this intersection. Like Dufferin Street, there is a ramp connecting the two roadways to the north-east of the grade separation.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #197 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #198 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of Hwy 7 and Hwy 407, facing east from Bathurst Street near Thornhill. These two routes form the only continuous east-west highway links across southern York Region. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 7 from the Bathurst Street Overpass north of Thornhill. The connector road to Bathurst Street meets Hwy 7 at the traffic signal in the background.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #199 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #200 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The section of Hwy 7 from Bathurst Street to Hwy 11 (Yonge Street) was originally built as a bypass for Thornhill in the early 1960s. Originally, this was a four-lane divided highway with a grass median. During construction of Hwy 407, adjacent Hwy 7 was widened to six lanes and converted into a limited-access expressway. Access to Hwy 7 was limited to a handful of signalized intersections along the route between Bayview Avenue and Centre Street. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Green guide sign marking the entrance to the Hwy 7 connector road on Bathurst Street north of Thornhill.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #203 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #204 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 7 towards Concord from the Bayview Avenue Overpass in Richmond Hill. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Date stamp (1995) and structure identification number on the Bayview Avenue Overpass on Hwy 7.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #205 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #206 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The limited-access expressway section of Hwy 7 through Richmond Hill and Concord is about 8 km in length. Constructed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was one of the most interesting urban highways ever built by the MTO. Regrettably, there were no other examples of this type of urban highway constructed in other parts of Ontario. It is also very unfortunate that this interesting section of Hwy 7 was downloaded to the Regional Municipality of York in 1997. The Region has a very different urban vision for the Hwy 7 corridor, the elements of which will not be conducive to moving through traffic as efficiently, in my opinion. Although it was only completed in 1995, the Bayview Avenue Overpass is reminiscent of the historic dual-span concrete rigid frame bridges built along Hwy 400 and Hwy 401 during the 1940s and 1950s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 7 from the Bayview Avenue Overpass. This is the easternmost "interchange" on Hwy 7 through York Region. The expressway section ends east of Bayview Avenue, beyond which Hwy 7 becomes little more than a signal-choked arterial street. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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