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Highway 427 is a short commuter highway that runs along the west side of Etobicoke in the city of Toronto.  Despite its short length, Highway 427 is part of Canada's national highway network, and is Ontario's second busiest highway.  Interestingly, Highway 427 from the 401 northerly to Dixon Road was once part of the City of Toronto's municipal expressway network and was known as the 'Airport Expressway'.  Recently, there has been some talk of extending Highway 427 northerly to Highway 89 near Cookstown, or perhaps even to the Barrie area.  However, no firm commitments have been made, and any actual construction is not likely to take place for at least several years.


King's Highway 427 Shield

  Southern Terminus:  At Coules Court (just south of the QEW) in Etobicoke.

Northern Terminus:  At the Highway 7 interchange in Vaughan.

Length:  21.3 km

Multiplexes:  None

Freeway:  Entire Length

AADT (2002):  Highest: 317,400, from Burnhamthorpe Road northerly to Rathburn Road in Etobicoke;

                             Lowest:  46,500, from Evans Avenue northerly to the QEW.

Road Info:  Like most other Ontario freeways, the 427 is in good shape for its entire length.  From the QEW northerly to Highway 401, the 427 is a twelve-lane freeway with a core-distributor system.  This section of the 427 is very unique, since the highway hasn't been changed since it was reconstructed into a twelve-lane freeway in the mid-1970s.  North of the 401, Highway 427 has between a 4- and 10-lane cross-section and has a much more suburban appearance compared to the very urban southern section.


 

Highway 427 information:


OntHighways.com  

Detailed Route information available below
Virtual Tour and other photos of Highway 427


TheKingsHighway.ca   History of Highway 427
Photographic History of Highway 427

Interchanges along Highway 427 from South to North:

Proper Municipality Name Distance Interchange Name North / West Control City South / East Control City
City of Toronto 0 km / 21.3 km Coules Court & Browns Line South - At Grade    
City of Toronto 0.2 km / 21.1 km Evans Avenue    
City of Toronto 0.7 km / 20.5 km Queen Elizabeth Way / Gardiner Expressway Toronto Downtown Hamilton
City of Toronto 1.0 km / 20.3 km The Queensway - North Partial Interchange    
City of Toronto 2.6 km / 20.3 km Highway 5 (Dundas Street)    
City of Toronto 4.5 km / 16.8 km Burnhamthorpe Road    
City of Toronto 5.6 km / 15.7 km Rathburn Road - South Partial Interchange    
City of Toronto 7.2 km / 14.1 km King's Highway 27 - South Partial Interchange    
City of Toronto 8.2 km / 13.1 km King's Highway 401    
Toronto - Mississauga Boundary 11.2 km / 10.1 km Dixon Road - South Partial Interchange Pearson International Airport  
Toronto - Mississauga Boundary 12.3 km / 8.6 km King's Highway 409 Pearson International Airport  
Toronto - Mississauga Boundary 15.2 km / 6.1 km Rexdale Boulevard & Derry Road (Peel Road 5)    
City of Toronto 17.1 km / 4.2 km Finch Avenue    
City of Vaughan 19.4 km / 1.8 km Highway 407 ETR ----- -----
City of Vaughan 21.3 km / 0 km Highway 7 (York Road 7)    

Highway 427 ENDS


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