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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.
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
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:
Detailed Route information available
History of Highway
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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