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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 89 dating from 1937 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 1: Historical Highway 89 Photographs


HWY 400 #182             HWY 400 #181

Left - Facing west along Cookstown Road (Hwy 89) across the Hwy 400 Overpass in Innisfil Township (May, 1962)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Right - Cookstown Road (Hwy 89) Overpass on Hwy 400 in Innisfil Township, facing northwest (May, 1962)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation

The Cookstown Service Centre, with its original British-American (B-A) Station sign, is visible on the far side of the interchange. The Cookstown Service Centre sold B-A gasoline products from its opening in 1953 until 1968, when the station was taken over by Gulf Canada. The service station was acquired by Petro-Canada in 1985 and operated under that company's name until the Cookstown Service Centre closed permanently in February, 2013.





HWY 89 #18             HWY 89 #19

NEW Left - Hwy 89 at the Nottawasaga River Bridge at Nicolston in 1963, facing west towards Alliston. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in September, 1963.
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation

NEW Right - New Nottawasaga River Bridge on Hwy 89 at Nicolston. This three-span steel girder structure was completed and officially opened to traffic in October, 1961. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in September, 1963.
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation





HWY 89 #27             HWY 89 #28

NEW Left - Hwy 89 at Innisfil Creek (Glass' Bridge) in 1963, facing west towards Cookstown. This interesting photo shows what Hwy 89 looked like mere months after the Cookstown Road was designated as a provincial highway. From 1937 until 1963, Hwy 89 ended at the Hwy 27 Junction in Cookstown. The completion of Hwy 400 in 1952 changed traffic patterns in the area, resulting in more through traffic using the Cookstown Road to access Hwy 400. In fact, the Cookstown Road became such as strategic link to Hwy 400 that the provincial government eventually assumed the Cookstown Road as a provincial highway. The Cookstown Road from the Hwy 27 Junction to the Hwy 400 Interchange was designated as a King's Highway, effective April 25, 1963. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in September, 1963.
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation

NEW Right - Glass' Bridge on Hwy 89 at Innisfil Creek, between Cookstown and the Hwy 400 Interchange (September, 1963)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation





HWY 89 #25             HWY 89 #26

NEW Left - Hwy 89 at Innisfil Creek (Glass' Bridge) in 1967, facing east towards the Hwy 400 Interchange. Note how close the roadside trees come to the edge of the highway - the highway is partially enveloped by the trees. Modern roadside safety standards have resulted in trees being cut far back from the shoulders of Ontario's Highways, in an effort to reduce the risk of vehicle collisions. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in August, 1967.
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation

NEW Right - Innisfil Creek Bridge on Hwy 89 (Glass' Bridge) near Cookstown (August, 1967)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation





HWY 89 #20

NEW Above - Nottawasaga River Bridge on Hwy 89 at Nicolston, between Cookstown and Alliston (November, 1970)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation





HWY 89 #30

NEW Above - Glass' Bridge over Innisfil Creek on Hwy 89 east of Cookstown (November, 1970)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation





HWY 89 #29

NEW Above - Facing east along Hwy 89 towards the Hwy 400 Interchange at Glass' Bridge over Innisfil Creek in 1978. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on July 24, 1978.
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation





HWY 89 #21             HWY 89 #22

NEW Left - Facing west along Hwy 89 at the Nottawasaga River Bridge at Nicolston in 1983. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on October 13, 1983.
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation

NEW Right - Embossed plaque in the northeast concrete barrier wall, commemorating the 1961 opening of the Nottawasaga River Bridge on Hwy 89 at Nicolston. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on October 13, 1983.
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation





HWY 89 #23             HWY 89 #24

NEW Left - Southern side of the Nottawasaga River Bridge on Hwy 89 at Nicolston (October 13, 1983)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation

NEW Right - Northern side of the Nottawasaga River Bridge on Hwy 89 at Nicolston (October 13, 1983)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation





HWY 89 #31

NEW Above - Cookstown Ministry of Transportation & Communications Patrol Yard on Hwy 89 west of the Hwy 400 Interchange at Glass' Bridge in 1986. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on July 21, 1986.
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation





HWY 400 #192             HWY 400 #193

Left - Rehabilitation of the Hwy 89 Overpass at Hwy 400 near Cookstown (April, 1989)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Right - During the rehabilitation of the Hwy 89 Overpass, the decorative Ontario coat-of-arms were removed from the bridge (April, 1989)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation





HWY 400 #194             HWY 400 #195

Left - Rehabilitation of the Hwy 89 Overpass at Hwy 400 near Cookstown (April, 1989)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Right - The rehabilitation of the Hwy 89 Overpass was one of several bridge reconstruction projects on Hwy 400 in the 1980s and early 1990s (April, 1989)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation




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