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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 7 dating from 1950 to 1969. 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 2: Historical King's Highway 7 Photographs (1950-1969)


HWY 41 #57

Above - Junction of Hwy 7 and Hwy 41 at Kaladar (ca. 1950)
(Photo courtesy of Canadian Postcard Company)





HWY 15 #30

Above - Department of Highways' Roadside Park on Hwy 15 (today's Hwy 7) at Innisville in 1950. This small roadside park was established in 1947 for the convenience of motorists traveling to and from Ottawa. The park was built between the original highway alignment which ran behind the park to the left and the relocated highway at right. Although the stone fireplaces were removed many years ago, this roadside park and picnic area is still in operation today on Hwy 7 north of Innisville. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in 1950.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1951)





HWY 7 #3

Above - New asphalt pavement on Hwy 7, 5 miles east of Marmora (1951)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1951)





HWY 400 #52

Above - Hwy 400 & Hwy 7 Interchange looking northeast towards Maple. Photo taken on October 1, 1953. See an Enlarged Photo Here. The present-day site of the Hwy 400 & Hwy 407 ETR Interchange is situated in the bottom-right corner of this photo, while Weston Road can be seen approaching its intersection with Hwy 7 at left. Compare the 1953 aerial photo of the Hwy 400 & Hwy 7 Interchange in Vaughan shown above with this 2004 aerial photo, which I took to show the unfortunate urban sprawl that has taken place over the past 25 years in this part of York Region. Nearly all of the vacant land seen in the 1953 photo above has become urbanized.
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-162-2, Box B986, Photo #650-15)





HWY 24 #52

Above - Facing north along Wyndham Street (Hwy 6, Hwy 7 & Hwy 24) from Carden Street in Guelph in 1955. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of L. F. Charter)





HWY 402 #3

Above - Postcard view of the western terminus of Hwy 402 at the Bluewater Bridge in Sarnia (ca. 1960)
(Photograph courtesy of Bert Knechtel)

This aerial photo shows the western terminus of Hwy 402 at the Bluewater Bridge, before Hwy 402 was rebuilt as a fully controlled-access freeway through Sarnia. The concrete highway approaching from the left is Hwy 7 & Hwy 40 from Downtown Sarnia. These two routes joined into Hwy 402 at an at-grade intersection just before the Bluewater Bridge Customs Building in the background. This road configuration remained virtually unchanged for three decades following the completion of Hwy 402 through Sarnia in the early 1950s. In 1981, a new interchange was completed at Front Street and the at-grade intersection shown here was subsequently closed off. See an Enlarged Photo here.





HWY 7 #63

Above - New Otonabee River Bridge on Peterborough Bypass (1961)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1961)





HWY 402 #1

Above - Junction of Hwy 402 and Lucasville Road east of Sarnia (November 28, 1962)

(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-151-7-16, Photo #3851)

This aerial photo of Hwy 402 shows the junction of Lucasville Road and the adjacent Hwy 7 junction, just east of Sarnia (facing east). Lucasville Road was later incorporated into the Sarnia Bypass and was re-designated as Hwy 40 in the mid-1960s. The at-grade intersection at Hwy 402 was eventually eliminated through the construction of a proper interchange at Hwy 40. In the 1970s, Hwy 402 was extended easterly from Sarnia towards London and was realigned through the area in the bottom left corner of the photo. The Hwy 402 connection to Hwy 7 seen here was subsequently removed and is now the site of a shopping plaza. Sarnia's present day "Golden Mile" can be seen along Hwy 7 in the top left corner of this photo. See an Enlarged Photo here.





HWY 7 #416             HWY 7 #417

NEW Left - Facing east towards the Silver Creek Bridge on Hwy 7 between Georgetown and Norval. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in August, 1966.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - Silver Creek Bridge on Hwy 7 west of Norval. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in August, 1966.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 7 #501

Above - Aerial view of the Hwy 7 & Hwy 50 Junction at Sunset Corners in 1967, facing southeast towards Toronto. This great photo shows the pre-construction conditions at this major highway junction between Woodbridge and Brampton. Shortly after this photo was taken, Hwy 7 was expanded to four lanes and the intersection was rebuilt with right-turn channels on all approaches. Most notable here are the four service stations on each corner. A Fina station occupied the northwest corner, a British-American (B-A) station occupied the northeast corner, an Esso station occupied the southeast corner and a Texaco station occupied the southwest corner. Out of these four brands of gasoline retailers, only Esso is still in operation in 2016. All four service stations at the highway junction were demolished to make way for the widened Hwy 7 in 1971. The only surviving landmarks in this photo are the historic buildings of Sunny Maple Farms in the background, whose barn with the rooftop sign still remains in place to this day. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in 1967.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2016)





HWY 7 #418             HWY 7 #419

NEW Left - New West Duffins Creek Bridge on Hwy 7 between Markham and Greenwood, facing east towards Brooklin. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in April, 1969.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - New West Duffins Creek Bridge on Hwy 7 east of Markham. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in April, 1969.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 7 #420             HWY 7 #421

NEW Left - Facing east across the new Little Rouge Creek Bridge on Hwy 7 at Locust Hill east of Markham. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in April, 1969.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - New Little Rouge Creek Bridge on Hwy 7 east of Markham. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in April, 1969.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)




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