King's Highway 400 - Images


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Photos shown in this table are arranged from South to North:

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Photos taken from driver's perspective appear offset from centre-line Photos:        

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Click here for Highway 400 images between Toronto and Highway 9.
Highway 9 extends west from Highway 400 to Orangeville and beyond.  Click here for Highway 9 images.
Township of King

Regional Municipality of York

Two views looking north from Highway 9 towards the Holland Marsh.  Click here for a centralized view, and here for a northbound view of Highway 400 taken from the Highway 9 overpass in June, 2005.

Photos taken: October 17th, 2010.


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Township of King

Regional Municipality of York

This view looks northerly through the Holland Marsh.  Highway 400 has a wide grassy median where it passes through the Holland Marsh -- the only time it has such a median between Toronto and Barrie.
Photo taken: October 17th, 2010. 


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Township of King

Regional Municipality of York

Southerly view at the off-ramp to Highway 9.

Photo taken: June 1st, 2014.
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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Green advanced sign for Highway 9.  Click here for an older version of this signage, taken November, 2007.

Photo taken: June 1st, 2014.

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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Northbound advanced signage for the Canal Road interchange.

Photo taken: August 14th, 2013.
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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Signage at the off-ramp to the Canal Road interchange.  The off-ramp to Canal Road requires a right turn from the freeway.  The on-ramp to Highway 400 is stop controlled.
Photo taken: August 14th, 2013.
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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Southerly view from the Canal Road underpass along Highway 400.  Highway 400 has a grassed median where it passes through the Holland Marsh.  This is the only break in the median between Toronto and Barrie.
Photo taken: November 25th, 2007.  Low-res: 95kb.  High-res: 245kb.

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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Signage for the Canal Road 'interchange' along Highway 400 southbound.  Vehicles bound for Canal Road must directly turn off and on to Highway 400.  Click here for an additional version of this signage, taken November, 2007.

Photo taken: June 1st, 2014.

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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Southbound advanced signage for the Canal Road interchange.

Photo taken: June 1st, 2014. 
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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Signage warning over-height trucks to use the centre lane due to low-bridge clearances over the right lane.  It was a tight squeeze to widen Highway 400 to six lanes through the existing 1940/50s era structures.

Photo courtesy: Dan Garnell.  Taken: June 9th, 2007.

Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

This view looks northerly as Highway 400 passes beneath the Bradford 5th Concession grade separation.  An interchange will be constructed at this location in order to improve access to the growing community of Bradford, and to replace the antiquated interchange at Canal Road.
Photo taken: August 14th, 2013
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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Southerly view from Bradford Concession 5.  Click here for an additional photo taken June, 2005.

Photo taken: October 17th, 2010


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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

This view looks north from Bradford Concession 5 towards Barrie.  Click here for an additional photo taken June, 2005.

Photo taken: October 17th, 2010.


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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

View looking southerly through the Bradford Concession 5 overpass.  When this photo was taken, construction was underway to replace the central steel box-beam median with a new tallwall concrete barrier.  Within this contract, all of the central box-beam median will be replaced between Canal Road and Innisfil Beach Road.  The highway will also be resurfaced within the limits of this construction project.
Photo taken: July 13th, 2014.
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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Northbound signage approaching the Highway 88 interchange.

Photo taken: May 31st, 2014.
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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Signage at the northbound off-ramp to Highway 88.

Photo taken: May 31st, 2014. 
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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Looking south from the Highway 88 overpass.  The upper photo looks at Highway 400 when it met Highway 88 at a very tight, and outdated cloverleaf interchange.  That interchange was replaced with a diamond interchange during the 2012 construction season.

Upper photo taken: June 20th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: May 6th, 2013. 

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Before 1998, Highway 88 led the short distance between Highway 27 at Bond Head and Highway 11 at Bradford.  Click here for Highway 88 images.
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

A series of views of Highway 400 north of Highway 88.  These photos show both the cloverleaf and diamond configurations of the Highway 400 interchange.

Upper photos taken: June 20th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: May 6th, 2013. 

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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

A series of views looking southerly approaching the Highway 88 interchange.  The upper photos were taken before the former cloverleaf interchange at Highway 88 was converted to a diamond, while the lower photo shows the current configuration.

Upper photos taken: June 19th, 2011.

Lower photo taken: June 1st, 2014.
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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Southerly view at the advanced signage for the Highway 88 interchange.  Click here for an older version of this signage, from when Highway 88 met Highway 400 at a cloverleaf interchange, taken in June, 2011.
Photo taken: June 1st, 2014. 
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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Looking south from Bradford's 11th Concession.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.  Low-res: 60kb.  High-res: 185kb.

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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Looking north down the long hill from Bradford's 11th Concession.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.  Low-res: 60kb.  High-res: 210kb.

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Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury

County of Simcoe

Northerly view at the Bradford 13th Concession underpass.  The Bradford 13th Concession underpass has a considerably wider deck than the road platform for the remainder of Highway 400 through the area.
Photo taken: August 14th, 2013.
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Town of Innisfil

County of Simcoe

Advanced signage for Highway 89.  Highway 89 leads west from Highway 400.  Before 1997, Highway 89 also continued east of Highway 400 the short distance to Highway 11.

Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.
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Town of Innisfil

County of Simcoe

Guide signage directing northbound traffic off at Highway 89.  Take notice of the Highway 89 overpass that is also visible in this photograph.  The Highway 89 overpass was constructed in 1949.
Photo taken: March 7th, 2010
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Town of Innisfil

County of Simcoe

This view looks southerly from the Highway 89 overpass.  The Highway 89 interchange is located in a deep valley.  Simcoe County has a rather pronounced landscape of tall hills with deep flat valleys.

Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.

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Highway 89 heads west from Highway 400, through Cookstown, Alliston, to Highway 9 and 23 in Harriston.  Click here for Highway 89 images.
Town of Innisfil

County of Simcoe

Two views looking northerly from the Highway 89 overpass.  Note the southbound service centre located within the Highway 89 interchange.  Because of the proximity to the the Highway 89 interchange, the southbound service centre is directly accessible from Highway 89.

Photos taken: March 7th, 2010.

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Town of Innisfil

County of Simcoe

Looking south from Innisfil's 5th Line.

Photo taken: July 16th, 2006.  Low-res: 55kb.  High-res: 145kb.

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Town of Innisfil

County of Simcoe

Opposing view from Innisfil Line 5.

Photo taken: July 16th, 2006.  Low-res: 55kb.  High-res: 160kb.

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Town of Innisfil

County of Simcoe

Northbound advanced signage approaching the Innisfil Beach Road off-ramp.

Photo taken: May 31st, 2014.
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Town of Innisfil

County of Simcoe

This view looks northerly as the off-ramp to Innisfil Beach Road departs the freeway mainline.

Photo taken: May 31st, 2014.
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Town of Innisfil

County of Simcoe

Southerly view at the off-ramp to Innisfil Beach Road.

Photo taken: June 1st, 2014.
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Town of Innisfil

County of Simcoe

Advanced signage for the southbound off-ramp to Innisfil Beach Road.  Highway 400 rises over a former railway alignment just beyond the advanced structure.

Photo taken: June 1st, 2014.
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Town of Innisfil

County of Simcoe

Southerly view from the Innisfil 10th Line overpass.

Photo taken: July 16th, 2006.  Low-res: 50kb.  High-res: 185kb.

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Town of Innisfil

County of Simcoe

Looking north from Innisfil 10th Line.  Barrie's South City Limit is found about mid-way up the ascent out of the valley.

Photo taken: July 16th, 2006.  Low-res: 65kb.  High-res: 175kb.

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City of Barrie Advanced signage for Essa Road.  No reference is made to the former highway numbers through the City of Barrie.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.  Low-res: 50kb

City of Barrie Highway 400, looking north from the Barrie Service Centre.

Photo taken: July 15th, 2006.  Low-res: 65kb.  High-res: 185kb.

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City of Barrie

Looking south from Essa Road.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.  Low-res: 55kb.  High-res: 140kb.

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City of Barrie Southerly view across the Essa Road underpass.  Note how narrow the northbound acceleration lane from Essa Road is.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.  Low-res: 50kb.  High-res: 160kb.

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Highway 27 entered Barrie on Essa Road before the highway was downloaded in 1998.  Click here for Highway 27 images.
City of Barrie Looking north from the Essa Road underpass towards Downtown Barrie.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.  Low-res: 55kb.  High-res: 160kb.

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City of Barrie Advanced signage for Dunlop Street.

Photo courtesy: Dan Garnell.  Taken: June 9th, 2007.  Low-res: 60kb.

City of Barrie The Dunlop Street overpass and signage. 

Photo courtesy: Dan Garnell.  Taken: June 9th, 2007.  Low-res: 60kb.  High-res: 155kb.

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City of Barrie Looking south from the Dunlop Street overpass.

Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.

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Dunlop Street was part of Highway 90 before it was downloaded in 1998.  Click here for Highway 90 images.
City of Barrie View looking north Dunlop Street.  Notice that aside for some minor concrete repairs, the Anne Street overpass has never been rehabilitated.  That is impressive longevity for a structure that is 60 years old.


Photos taken: March 7th, 2010.

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City of Barrie

Looking south towards Dunlop Street from the Anne Street overpass.

Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.

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City of Barrie

Looking north from Anne Street.

Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.

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City of Barrie

View looking south from the Sunnidale Road overpass.

Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.

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City of Barrie View northerly from the Sunnidale Road overpass towards Bayfield Street.  The northbound off-ramp to Bayfield Street was widened during the summer of 2007.

Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.

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City of Barrie Looking south from Bayfield Street.  On a personal note, this was the final centre-line photo that I needed to take to have completed taking photos from every overpass along the length of the highway.

Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.

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City of Barrie This photo looks northerly from the Bayfield Street (Highway 26/27) overpass.  Traffic volumes are noticeably lighter along the 400 to the north of Bayfield Street.

Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.


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City of Barrie Southerly view from the St. Vincent Street overpass.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.  Low-res: 65kb.  High-res: 190kb.

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City of Barrie Looking north from St. Vincent Street in Barrie.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.  Low-res: 65kb.  High-res: 190kb.

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City of Barrie Southbound advanced signage for the Highway 26 interchange.  This sign stands just before the St. Vincent Street overpass.  The St. Vincent Street overpass is to be rehabilitated during the summer of 2010.

Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.
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City of Barrie Overhead electronic COMPASS sign found before the Highway 11/400 split.

Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.

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City of Barrie Diagram sign for the Highway 11/400 interchange.  At this interchange, Highway 11 is in effect the through route, while Highway 400 traffic must exit from the mainline highway.

Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.
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City of Barrie Notice the new signage adorning the side of the overhead gantry.  This sign had previously shown Highway 400 exiting itself.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.  Low-res: 50kb

City of Barrie Highway 11 departing from Highway 400.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.  Low-res: 60kb.  High-res: 160kb.

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Highway 11 extends north of the 400 to Orillia and eventually west to Rainy River.  Click here for Highway 11 images.
Click here for Highway 400 images between Crown Hill and Waubaushene.

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