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Highway 7
Location of Highway 7 in Southern Ontario.
     Current route      Former route
Route information
Length: 535.7 km[1] (332.9 mi)
Existed: 1920 – present
Western segment
Length: 154.1 km (95.8 mi)
West end:  Highway 4 – Elginfield
Major
junctions:
 Highway 8 – Kitchener
 Highway 6 – Guelph
East end: HaltonPeel boundary (near Norval)
Eastern segment
Length: 381.6 km (237.1 mi)
West end:  Regional Road 48 (Donald Cousens Parkway)
Major
junctions:
 Highway 115 – Peterborough
 Highway 62 – Madoc
 Highway 37 – Actinolite
 Highway 41 – Kaladar
 Highway 15 – Carleton Place
East end:  Highway 417 – Kanata
Location
Major cities: KitchenerWaterloo, Stratford, Guelph, Brampton, Vaughan, Markham, Pickering, Peterborough, Ottawa
Towns: St. Mary's, Halton Hills (Acton, Georgetown, Norval), Whitby, Pt. Perry, Lindsay, Perth, Carleton Place
Highway system
←  Highway 6   Highway 7A →

King's Highway 7, commonly referred to as Highway 7 and historically as the Northern Highway, is a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. At its peak, Highway 7 measured 716 km (445 mi) in length, stretching from Highway 40 east of Sarnia in Southwestern Ontario to Highway 17 west of Ottawa in Eastern Ontario. However, due in part to the construction of Highways 402 and 407, the province transferred the sections of Highway 7 west of London and through the Greater Toronto Area to county and regional jurisdiction. The highway is now 535.7 km (332.9 mi) long; the western segment begins at Highway 4 north of London and extends 154.1 km (95.8 mi) to Georgetown, while the eastern segment begins at Donald Cousens Parkway in Markham and extends 381.6 km (237.1 mi) to Highway 417 in Kanata.

Highway 7 was first designated in 1920 between Sarnia and Guelph and extended to Brampton the following year. Between 1927 and 1932, the highway more than doubled in length as it was gradually extended eastward to Perth, where Highway 15 continued to Ottawa. In the early 1960s, that section of Highway 15 was renumbered as Highway 7. In that same decade, the Conestoga Parkway and Peterborough Bypass were constructed. During the 1970s and 1980s, many sections of Highway 7 were widened from the initial two lane cross-section to four or six lanes. Within York Region, the route was upgraded to a limited-access expressway in preparation for the construction of Highway 407.

Soon thereafter, that new tollway would act as justification for transferring the section of Highway 7 through the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to regional governments. In the west, the construction of Highway 402 between Sarnia and London provided an uninterrupted alternative to Highway 7, resulting in the transfer of the section west of Highway 4. A third transfer took place in Peterborough, briefly separating the route into three discontinuous segments, but has since been rectified by renumbering a section of Highway 7A. In the past decade, the section of Highway 7 between Carleton Place and Ottawa has been widened to a divided freeway. In addition, work is underway to widen the section through Durham Region from Pickering to Highway 12 to four lanes, as well as to extend the Conestoga Parkway to New Hamburg.

Route description[edit]

Western segment[edit]

The western segment of Highway 7 travels from Elginfield in Middlesex County in the southwest to the Halton - Peel border at Norval near Brampton; a distance of 152.6 kilometres (94.8 mi). A 23.4 km (14.5 mi) portion of this segment, from Waterloo Regional Road 51 south of Baden to Highway 85 in Kitchener is a freeway, forming part of the Conestoga Parkway. Plans to build a freeway bypass of Highway 7 from Kitchener to Guelph are currently in development.

At one point Highway 7 travelled as far west as Sarnia, being the main route to the Blue Water Bridge. Upon entering Sarnia from the east on London Line, drivers encountered a plethora of motels and restaurants, the Sarnia Airport, and attractions such as the bingo hall, Hiawatha Racetrack and Waterpark, giving that stretch the nickname "Golden Mile". At Highway 40, Highway 7 ended and the much shorter than today Highway 402 continued westwards to the Bluewater Bridge at the American border. Highway 402 was completed between Sarnia and Highway 401 in 1982, resulting in the redundancy of Highway 7 west of London as traffic shifted to the high-speed alternate. Consequently, most of the Golden Mile motels have gone into decline. Nonetheless, Highway 7 remained provincially maintained until the segment west of Highway 4 was transferred to county jurisdiction on January 1, 1998; a process referred to as downloading. The former highway now known as Lambton County Road 22 and London Line.

The current route begins at Highway 4, approximately 20 km (12 mi) north of London and immediately southeast of the village of Lucan; the former routing continued west along Elginfield Road.

The western segment was separated from the rest of Highway 7 on June 7, 1997, when the section from Brampton to Markham was downloaded due to the opening of Highway 407. Part of that segment through Richmond Hill was relocated on a new alignment (as a 6 lane at-grade expressway) in 1987 in order to make way for the future toll route; the former routing incorporated Langstaff Road.

Highway 7 through York Region, despite no longer being a provincial highway, is still officially known as Highway 7 and received the number York Regional Road 7, displacing Islington Avenue which was redesignated as Regional Road 17. In 2005, Highway 7 was made the second main arterial for York Region's VIVA rapid transit service (after Yonge Street). Parts of the Markham portion were once called Wellington Street, but only a stub of the old road exists today east of Markham Road. The Toronto Star ran a series of articles in 2013 depicting the urbanization of the former route. Among the issues was a proposed name change to "Avenue 7".[2]

Highway 407 merges into Highway 7 in Pickering

Eastern segment[edit]

Region 7 York Sign
Highway 7 in Markham

The eastern segment of Highway 7 runs from Donald Cousens Parkway (York Regional Road 48) in Markham to Highway 417 in Ottawa, a length of 381.6 km (237.1 mi). Between Brooklin and north of Sunderland, Highway 7 assumes a north-south routing and is concurrent with Highway 12. The section from Sunderland to the eastern terminus of the highway is designated as part of the Central Ontario Route of the Trans-Canada Highway.

Travelling east from Donald Cousens Parkway, Highway 7 exits the urbanized portion of Markham and enters the Greenbelt, a large tract of land north of the GTA restricted from development. It curves north at the community of Locust Hill along a realignment built in anticipation of Highway 407, then curves back to the east as it crosses into Durham Region. It travels north of and parallel to Highway 407 to Brougham, curving to meet the eastern terminus of the freeway near Brock Road (Durham Regional Road 1). East of the terminus of Highway 407, Highway 7 widens to four lanes and curves around the community of Greenwood and the hill that it stands on. The route crosses the northern end of Pickering, entering Whitby at Lakeridge Road (Durham Regional Road 23). Between Lakeridge Road and Highway 12, the route is being rebuilt for the future Highway 407E and West Durham Link, with an overpass under construction at Cochrane Road. East of that, the route enters Brooklin and meets Highway 12.

Highway 7 between Lindsay and Omemee, in the City of Kawartha Lakes

Highway 7 and Highway 12 travel north concurrently from Brooklin through Durham Region to Sunderland, with Highway 7 eventually departing to the east and entering the City of Kawartha Lakes. Despite its name, the highway passes through a mostly-rural landscape in Kawartha Lakes, bypassing south of Lindsay in the middle of the "city" along a brief concurrency with Highway 35. East of Lindsay, the route meanders southeast towards Peterborough, encountering the divided freeway Highway 115 southwest of the city. The two routes travel east concurrently along the southern edge of the city. Highway 115 and the divided freeway end at Lansdowne Street, onto which Highway 7 turns.

The eastern section from Peterborough to Perth was built in the 1930s during the Great Depression, as a public works employment project. The road was built parallel to a CP Rail corridor (now abandoned east of Peterborough) that was built in the 1880s, and used hand-power to dig and build the road whenever possible.

Highway 7 was upgraded to a full freeway between Carleton Place and Highway 417 west of Kanata. The work was completed in conjunction with the widening of Highway 417 between Highway 7 and Eagleson Road to ease congestion, particularly during Ottawa Senators hockey games at nearby Canadian Tire Centre. The freeway section was completed in three separate stages, with the final section opening in the Fall of 2010.

Hwy 7 at Central Frontenac; this section goes through sparsely developed terrain of the Opeongo Hills

History[edit]

The route which would later become Highway 7 was first assumed by the Department of Highways on February 26, 1920. This route connected Sarnia to Guelph.[3] On April 27, 1921, the route was extended east to the Wellington–Halton boundary. Several days later, on May 4, the highway was extended further east to Hurontario Street in Brampton.[4] The Great Northern Highway, as it was known at the time, was numbered as Highway 7 during the summer of 1925.[5] Assumptions on June 22 and July 2, 1927 extended Highway 7 from Brampton to Peterborough. A portion of the original routing of Highway 12 between Sunderland and Lindsay was renumbered in this process and a concurrency established between Brooklin and Sunderland.[6]

During the early 1930s, the DHO decided that Highway 7 would ultimately serve as an alternative route between Toronto and Ottawa; at that time the only option was via Highway 2 and Highway 16. The first step in this undertaking was to extend Highway 7 as far as Madoc along existing settler routes. This section was assumed on September 17, 1930.[7] On November 18, 1931, construction was accelerated between Madoc and Perth as a major depression-relief project when eight contracts were set to build the new route. Over 2700 men blasted rock, dredged muskeg and endured a constant barrage of blood-sucking insects in order to construct this new link. The majority of it followed along a Canadian Pacific right-of-way (now abandoned past the town of Havelock) which had been cleared in 1881, deviating at times to provide a better alignment, avoid large muskeg or to lessen excavation work, most of which was performed by hand.[8] On February 10 and February 17, the route, still incomplete, was surveyed and assumed as an extension of Highway 7. The new highway was opened to traffic in August, 1932.[9]

Between the 1930s and 1960s, Highway 7 connected Sarnia with Perth; Highway 15 continued from Perth to Ottawa. By the mid-1950s, the well established highway network had changed travel characteristics, and the numbering of Highway 15 between Perth and Ottawa was confusing motorists. The Ottawa Board of Trade petitioned the Department of Highways to renumber several highways surrounding the city.[10] The department performed a series of renumberings similar to these recommendations following the extension of Highway 43 on September 8, 1961. Highway 15 was rerouted between Smiths Falls and Carleton Place to travel concurrently with Highway 29; Highway 7 was extended along the former routing from Perth to Carleton Place and signed concurrently with Highway 15 eastward to Ottawa.[11] This brought the highway to its peak length of 700 kilometres (430 mi).

Downloads[edit]

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) downloaded several sections of Highway 7 to the regional or county governments that those sections lay within. There are three separate issues that led to these downloads.

Due to budget cuts instituted by the Mike Harris government, many highways deemed to serve a local or regional function were downloaded to local jurisdiction. The sections of Highway 7 west of London were transferred to Lambton County and Middlesex County, largely supplanted by the construction of nearby Highway 402 in the late 1970s. On April 1, 1997, the section from Sarnia to Thedford was transferred to Lambton County.[12] The section from Thedford to Elginfield was transferred to Lambton and Middlesex counties on January 1, 1998.[13]

As the construction of Highway 407 progressed across the northern end of the Greater Toronto Area, the MTO transferred sections of Highway 7 to the regions of Peel and York. On June 7, 1997, the section between Highway 410 and Highway 404 was transferred to the regions of Peel and York;[12] the section from Highway 404 to McCowan Road was transferred to York Region on April 1, 1999. Several months later, on September 1, a short section between McCowan Road and Markham Road was transferred. Finally, on January 25, 2007, the section between Markham Road and 185 m (607 ft) east of Donald Cousens Parkway, where the highway narrows to two lanes today, was transferred. Within Peel Region, Highway 410 and Highway 7 ran concurrently north-south between Bovaird Drive and Queen Street. The Queen St. portion of the route was numbered Peel Regional Road 21 on July 10, 1997,[14] but renumbered as Peel Regional Road 107 on March 26, 1998.[15] The Boivaird Drive portion of the route was transferred to the Region of Peel on July 12, 2002 and subsequently numbered Regional Road 107,[16] despite the segment of Bovaird Drive East east of Highway 410 maintaining the designation of Regional Road 10.

In the Peterborough area, Highway 7 was rerouted from travelling through the city to bypassing it along Highway 115. This situation took over six years to set in place. On April 1, 1997, the sections of Highway 7 entering the western edge of Peterborough along North Monaghan Parkway and Sir Sanford Fleming Drive were transferred to the county and city, creating a gap between Springville and the Peterborough Bypass. This situation was rectified on May 1, 2003, when the section of Highway 7A that until then was a continuation of the road south from Springville to Highway 115 was renumbered as Highway 7. The concurrency with Highway 115 was extended southwest to remove the discontinuity entirely.[17]

Recent work[edit]

On August 22, 2006, work officially began on a project to expand Highway 7 between Ottawa and Carleton Place into a freeway through a process known as twinning,[18] in which a second carriageway is built parallel to an existing road and grade-separated interchanges constructed.[19] Plans for this expansion were first conceptualized in 1979 when a planning study was undertaken. However, budgetary constraints forced an early end to this study in 1981. In 1988, the project was reinstated. A study released that year recommended that Highway 7 be widened to five lanes with a centre turning lane south of Carleton Place as an interim measure; this was carried out in 1993.[20] Full planning on the four-laning of the route began in 1993.[21]

In mid-2005, the Government of Ontario announced the project to the public. The work was carried out over three contracts: from Highway 417 to Jinkinson Road, from Jinkinson Road to Ashton Station Road, and from Ashton Station Road to Highway 15. In July 2007, a C$45 million contract was awarded to R.W. Tomlinson for the first phase of the route west from Highway 417.[22][23] Bot Construction was awarded the $73.2 million contract for the second phase, which included two interchanges, four overpasses and service roads, in early 2008.[24] The first phase was opened to traffic on July 31, 2008[25] Towards the end of 2009, the $25.8 million contract for the third phase was awarded to Aecon Group.[26] The second phase was completed ahead of schedule on December 3, 2008, bypassing south of the former route at Ashton Station Road and merging to two lanes west of Dwyer Hill Road.[27] The third phase was completed in late 2011/early 2012, connecting to Carleton Place.[28]

Future[edit]

On March 23, 2007, the Government of Ontario announced an Environmental Impact Assessment for a four lane controlled-access highway between Kitchener, and Guelph, as traffic on Highway 401 is growing steadily and approaching capacity, along with the current two-lane alignment of Highway 7. This would connect to the Conestoga Parkway via an expansion of the existing Wellington Road interchange, the new junction would be a four level interchange; the government's eventual plan is to have a Highway 7 freeway running from Stratford to Guelph.[citation needed] The eastern end of the proposed Highway 7 freeway would terminate at the Hanlon Parkway (Highway 6), which is also scheduled for upgrades to a full freeway.[29]

In early 2011, Ontario Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli hinted at possible plans to extend the four-laning of Highway 7 west from Carleton Place to Perth.[30]

Major intersections[edit]

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 7, as noted by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario.[1] In addition, it includes some minor junctions. Highway 7 is maintained under a Connecting Link agreement within Stratford, Guelph, Acton, Georgetown, Omemee, Havelock and Marmora.[31] 

Division Location km[1] Mile Destinations Notes
Middlesex Elginfield 0.0 0.0  Highway 4 – London, Clinton
1.2 0.7  Highway 23 north – Mitchell
Middlesex CentreLucan Biddulph 10.1 6.3 County Road 50 north (Prospect Hill Road)
PerthMiddlesex Perth SouthThames Centre 12.4 7.7 North Thames River crossing
17.6 10.9 County Road 123 north – St. Marys
Perth SouthZorra 24.0 14.9 County Road 118 north
County Road 119 south – Thamesford
Perth Stratford 36.0 22.4 Perth 29th Line Beginning of Stratford connecting link agreement
40.0 24.9  Highway 8 west – Goderich Western end of Highway 8 concurrency
43.3 26.9 End of Stratford connecting link agreement
Shakespeare 52.0 32.3 County Road 107 Formerly Highway 59
New Hamburg 60.2 37.4 Regional Road 1 New Hamburg Bypass
63.5 39.5 Regional Road 4 west (Peel Street)
Wilmot 64.4 40.0 Regional Road 4 east (Bleams Road)
65.8 40.9 Regional Road 5 north (Nafziger Road)
Western end of Conestoga Parkway
Controlled-access highway begins 1.4 km (0.87 mi) east of Nafziger Road
Waterloo Wilmot 68.0 42.3 Regional Road 51 (Foundry Street) – Wilmot Centre
73.1 45.4 Regional Road 12 (Queen Street (south) / Notre Dame Drive (north)) – Petersburg
76.9 47.8 Regional Road 70 (Trussler Road) – Mannheim
Kitchener
80.0 49.7 Regional Road 58 (Fischer Hallman Road)
82.4 51.2 Regional Road 28 (Homer Watson Boulevard) Eastbound entrance via Ottawa Street South
83.7 52.0 Courtland Avenue
85.1 52.9  Highway 8 east (Freeport Diversion) End of Highway 8 concurrency; no access from Highway 7 to King Street
86.4 53.7 Ottawa Street North
Highway 7 exits Conestoga Parkway at Victoria Street;  Highway 85 continues along the parkway
Waterloo Kitchener 88.3 54.9  Highway 85 (Conestoga Parkway) – St. Jacobs Westbound entrance via Edna Street, eastbound exit via Bruce Street; beginning of Kitchener connecting link agreement
94.0 58.4 Woolwich Street End of Kitchener connecting link agreement
Guelph 103.0 64.0 Imperial Road Beginning of Guelph Connecting Link agreement
105.9 65.8  Highway 6 north (Woodlawn Road) – Mount Forest Northern terminus of Hanlon Parkway; beginning of Highway 6 concurrency
109.6 68.1  Highway 6 south (Hanlon Parkway) – Hamilton
County Road 124 south (Wellington Street West) – Cambridge
End of Highway 6 concurrency; Highway 7 exits Hanlon Parkway onto Wellington Street; beginning of former Highway 24 concurrency
112.1 69.7 Wyndham Street South
County Road 124 north (Wellington Street East) – Erin
Highway 7 turns off Wellington Street onto Wyndham Street South; end of former Highway 24 concurrency
116.8 72.6 End of Guelph Connecting Link agreement
Wellington Guelph-Eramosa
120.0 74.6 County Road 29 (Eramosa Road) – Eramosa
Rockwood 124.1 77.1 County Road 27 (Gowan Road)
125.2 77.8 County Road 50
Crewsons Corners 131.3 81.6 Milton – Halton Hills Townline
Halton Acton 134.4 83.5 Regional Road 25 north Beginning of former Highway 25 concurrency; beginning of Acton Connecting Link agreement
134.9 83.8 Regional Road 25 south – Milton End of former Highway 25 concurrency
136.4 84.8 Churchill Road End of Acton Connecting Link agreement
Halton Hills 142.1 88.3 Regional Road 3 north
Georgetown 145.6 90.5 Regional Road 3 south (Trafalgar Road) – Oakville
147.0 91.3 Regional Road 32 (Wildwood Road) Beginning of Georgetown Connecting Link agreement
152.0 94.4 Hall Road End of Georgetown Connecting Link agreement
Norval 153.6 95.4 Regional Road 19 (Winston Churchill Road) – Cheltenham
154.1 95.8 Halton–Peel regional boundary; end of western segment; road continues east as Peel Regional Road 107
Highway 7 is discontinuous for 62.6 kilometres (38.9 mi) between Brampton and Markham
York Markham 216.7 134.7 Beginning of eastern segment lies 185 metres (607 ft) east of Donald Cousens Parkway; road continues west as York Regional Road 7
219.6 136.5  Regional Road 30 (York–Durham Line)
Durham Pickering
226.5 140.7  Regional Road 1 (Brock Road) – Brougham, Uxbridge
227.3 141.2  Highway 407 west – Markham Highway 7 traffic must turn to remain on the route; eastern terminus of Highway 407
Brooklin 239.1 148.6  Highway 12 south (Baldwin Street) – Whitby Beginning of Highway 12 concurrency; road continues east as Regional Road 3 (Winchester Road East)
Whitby 243.2 151.1  Regional Road 26 south (Thickson Road)
Scugog 253.3 157.4 Highway 7A east – Peterborough, Port Perry
 Regional Road 21 west (Goodwood Road)
Highway 7A provides a shorter route to Peterborough via Highway 115
256.2 159.2  Regional Road 8 (Reach Street) – Uxbridge, Port Perry
260.4 161.8  Durham Regional Highway 47 west – Uxbridge, Stouffville
Saintfield 266.2 165.4  Regional Road 6 east (Saintfield Road) – Seagrave
Sunderland 275.4 171.1  Regional Road 10 west (River Street)
Brock 278.2 172.9  Highway 12 north – Orillia, Beaverton End of Highway 12 concurrency; beginning of Trans Canada Highway designation
Manilla 285.2 177.2  City Road 2 (Simcoe Street)  
 
Kawartha Lakes
288.3 179.1  City Road 46 north – Woodville
Fingerboard Road south
Formerly Highway 46
294.5 183.0  City Road 6 (Eldon Road) – Little Britain, Kirkfield Community of Oakwood
303.2 188.4  Highway 35 / Highway 7B – Fenelon Falls, Minden Lindsay Bypass; Highway 35 concurrency
307.3 190.9  City Road 4 (Angeline Street) – Little Britain
308.7 191.8  Highway 35 south – Newcastle
310.2 192.7  City Road 36 north – Bobcaygeon Formerly Highway 36
323.4–
326.1
201.0–
202.6
Omemee Connecting Link agreement
334.8 208.0 County Road 1 (Lindsay Road)  
 
Peterborough Fowlers Corners
Cavan–Monaghan 342.2 212.6 County Road 5 (Lansdowne Street)
343.6 213.5 County Road 15 east (Monaghan Parkway)
347.2 215.7  Highway 115 south – Toronto
County Road 28 – Port Hope
Highway 7 enters onto freeway; Exit 45; beginning of Highway 115 concurrency
351.2 218.2 County Road 11 (Airport Road) To Peterborough Airport
Peterborough 353.6 219.7 The Parkway
Sir Sandford Fleming Drive
356.9 221.8 Bensfort Road Access to and from westbound Highway 7/115 via Kennedy Road; no access to eastbound Highway 7/115
358.5 222.8 Ashburnham Drive Access to and from eastbound Highway 7/115 via Neal Drive
359.9 223.6 Lansdowne Street East
County Road 30 north (Television Road)
End of freeway and Highway 115 concurrency; signalized intersection; Highway 7 turns east onto Lansdowne Street
Peterborough Otonabee–South Monaghan 367.2 228.2  Highway 28 north – Lakefield, Bancroft
377.0 234.3 County Road 38
Norwood 386.8 240.3 County Road 45
Havelock 395.9 246.0 Canadian Pacific Railway crossing Beginning of Havelock Connecting Link agreement
397.7 247.1 Mary Street End of Havelock Connecting Link agreement
Hastings Marmora 414.0 257.2 Crowe River bridge; beginning of Marmora Connecting Link agreement
415.3 258.1 Maloney Street End of Marmora Connecting Link agreement
Madoc 431.6 268.2  Highway 62 – Belleville, Bancroft
Actinolite 445.1 276.6  Highway 37 south – Belleville, Tweed
Lennox and Addington Kaladar 467.1 290.2  Highway 41 north – Denbigh
County Road 41 south
Frontenac Central Frontenac 507.2 315.2 County Road 509 north Formerly Highway 509
508.5 316.0 County Road 38 – Kingston, Sharbot Lake Formerly Highway 38
Lanark Maberly 519.8 323.0 Road 36 (Bolingbroke Road south / Elphin Road north)
Perth 542.5 337.1 Road 511 north – Lanark
543.2 337.5 Road 43 south (Wilson Street) Formerly Highway 43
Lanark Highlands 564.0 350.5 Road 15 north (Ferguson Falls Road)
Beckwith 573.0 356.0 Road 29 (Townline Road)
Carleton Place 576.8 358.4  Highway 15 south – Smiths Falls, Kingston
577.4 358.8 McNeely Avenue
Beckwith
Beginning of divided highway
584.4 363.1 Ashton Station Road  
 
Ottawa
588.2 365.5 Dwyer Hill Road
595.8 370.2 Regional Road 36 (Hazeldean Road)
598.3 371.8  Highway 417 – Arnprior, Ottawa
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2004). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Retrieved February 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ Daubs, Katie (February 22, 2013). "Highway 7: The road that needs a new name". Toronto Star. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Shragge, John; Bagnato, Sharon (1984). From Footpaths to Freeways. Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Historical Committee. pp. 74–75. ISBN 0-7743-9388-2. 
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  5. ^ "Provincial Highways Now Being Numbered". The Canadian Engineer (Monetary Times Print) 49 (8): 246. August 25, 1925. "Numbering of the various provincial highways in Ontario has been commenced by the Department of Public Highways. Resident engineers are now receiving metal numbers to be placed on poles along the provincial highways. These numbers will also be placed on poles throughout cities, towns and villages, and motorists should then have no trouble in finding their way in and out of urban municipalities. Road designations from "2" to "17" have already been alloted..." 
  6. ^ "Appendix 6 - Schedule of Assumptions and Reversions of Sections". Annual Report (Report). Department of Highways. March 31, 1928. pp. 60–61.
  7. ^ "Appendix 5 - Schedule of Assumptions and Reversions of Sections". Annual Report (Report). Department of Highways. March 31, 1932. pp. 76–77.
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  9. ^ Annual Report (Report). Department of Highways. March 31, 1933. pp. 14–16, 47.
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  14. ^ PW-A3
  15. ^ http://www.peelregion.ca/council/bylaws/1990s/1998/by26-1998.htm
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  19. ^ "What is Involved in Constructing a Four Lane Highway?". Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  20. ^ http://www.ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/archives/rmoc/Transportation/18Jun97/Hway7fnl.pdf
  21. ^ http://www.ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/trc/2008/09-03/03%20-%20ACS2008-PWS-INF-0010.htm
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  26. ^ http://www.cnw.ca/fr/story/535541/aecon-awarded-25-million-mto-contract-to-expand-highway-7
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  29. ^ Government of Ontario, courtesy of Newswire.ca
  30. ^ Highway 7 Expansion to Perth Could Be in New 10-year plan
  31. ^ Contract Management and Operations Branch (2011). Connecting Links (Report). Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. pp. 2, 3, 5.

External links[edit]

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