List of numbered roads in York Region
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York Region, located in southcentral Ontario, Canada, assigned approximately 50 regional roads, each with a number ranging from 1 to 99. All expenses of York Regional Roads (for example, snow shovelling, road repairs, traffic lights) are funded by the York Region government. Several new roads were assumed by the region in 2012, including King–Vaughan Town Line and Kirby Sideroad.
Boundaries of York Region
- Steeles Avenue marks the York Region/City of Toronto Boundary
- York–Durham Regional Road 30 (York–Durham Line) and York Regional Road 32 (Ravenshoe Road) mark the York Region/Durham Region boundary
- York Regional Road 24 (or Peel Regional Road 50) marks the York Region/Peel Region boundary
- Highway 9 and Holland River form the York Region/Simcoe County boundary
|Regional road #||Proper Name||Western/Northern terminus||Eastern/Southern terminus||Municipality(ies) within York Region||Additional notes/Traffic|
|Yonge Street||York Region/Simcoe County boundary||Steeles Avenue||Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury||Formerly Highway 11. Very busy road with a lot of traffic (especially in Richmond Hill, Markham, and Vaughan). The Viva Blue BRT line runs on Yonge Street.|
|Kennedy Road||Lake Drive East in Georgina||Steeles Avenue||Markham, Whitchurch–Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, Georgina||Former sections of Kennedy before the present alignment include Old Kennedy Road, Fresno Circuit, and Main Street Unionville. York Regional Road status was interrupted between Davis Drive and Herald Road.|
|Keele Street||Lloydtown-Aurora Rd||Steeles Avenue||Vaughan, King||Sometimes referred to as 4th Concession Road|
|Highway 7||York Region/Peel Region Boundary||Reesor Rd||Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham||This route is a heavily travelled route, especially between Highway 400 and McCowan Road in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, and Markham. Most of Viva Purple and Viva Pink run on Highway 7. This route was part of Ontario Highway 7 before the 1997 downloadings. Portions in Markham was once called Wellington Street (short section exists south of 7 at Markham Road).|
|Woodbine Avenue Woodbine Avenue By-Pass||Lake Drive North in Georgina||Steeles Avenue||Markham, Whitchurch–Stouffville, Georgina||Intersection of Woodbine Avenue and Elgin Mills Road was realigned. The Woodbine Avenue By-Pass opened on November 15, 2010. Connect with Highway 404 south of Steeles with southbound onramps.|
|Baseline Road||Woodbine Avenue||Dalton Road||Georgina||The road as an undersigned York Regional Road number #88, which makes it the second highest numbered York Regional Road.|
Main Street Sutton (High Street)
|Lake Drive North-Baseline Road
Dalton Road-Ontario Highway 48
|Georgina (Sutton)||Georgina||Two of the roads passes through the centre of the village of Sutton|
|King Road||York Region/Peel Region Boundary||Yonge Street||Richmond Hill, King||It passes through King City, Nobleton and Oak Ridges. Named for Major John King, British Under-Secretary of State. Formerly 14th sideroad.|
|Don Mills Road
The Queensway South
|Metro Road South/Morton Avenue||Steeles Avenue||Markham, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Georgina||Leslie Street has new commercial and industrial areas in Richmond Hill
Don Mills Road replaces Leslie Street from John Street-Steeles Avenue
The Queensway passes through the centre of Keswick. Declared to Main Street Keswick in the future.
|Mount Albert Road
|Holland Landing Road||York–Durham Line||East Gwillimbury||Connects Holland Landing, Sharon and Mount Albert|
Main Street Stouffville
|Yonge Street||York–Durham Line||Richmond Hill, Whitchurch–Stouffville||It passes through the centre of Gormley and Stouffville. It is one of the busiest rural roads in York Region. Named for Stouffville founder Abraham Stouffer. King–Vaughan Town Line, will become part of this regional road.|
|Dufferin Street||York–Durham Line||King, Aurora, Whitchurch–Stouffville||Passes through the centre of Aurora. The Aurora GO Station can also be found on this road.
Follows or formerly known as 17th Sideroad.
|Lloydtown-Aurora Road||Highway 27||Bathurst Street||King||Accessible to Highway 400, links Aurora and Lloydtown.
From Highway 27 to 8th Concession it follows the 19th sideroad. At the 8th, to avoid Pottageville swamp, it curves diagonally southwards until it reaches 7th Concession road. From the 7th to 5th Concession Road (Jane St), it runs roughly due east, between sideroads. At Jane St, it turns south until it reaches the former 18th sideroad. Turning east again, it follows the former 18th to Dufferin (3rd Concession). At Dufferin, it turns east, running on 17th sideroad.
|Islington Avenue||Major Mackenzie Drive||Steeles Avenue||Vaughan||Because this road is along the Humber River, this road is very steep at times and contains a lot of curves|
|Park Road||Hedge Road in Georgina||Ravenshoe Road||Georgina||The road passes through Sibbald Point Provincial Park, and accessible to Highway 48|
|Green Lane||Bathurst Street||Woodbine Avenue||East Gwillimbury||Former northern terminus of Hwy 404|
|Pefferlaw Road||Highway 48||Lake Ridge Road (York Region/Durham Region Boundary)||Georgina||Passes through the centre of Pefferlaw|
|Highway 50||Peel Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road)||Steeles Avenue||Vaughan||Forms the boundary between York Region and Peel Region. Most often referred to as Peel Regional Road 50,|
|Major Mackenzie Drive||York Region/Peel Region boundary||York–Durham Line||Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham||Formerly a rural road, but urban sprawl in Markham and Vaughan has turned this road into an urban thoroughfare. Named after Major Addison Alexander "Lex" Mackenzie, a former provincial politician and World War I veteran.|
|St. John's Sideroad
|Bathurst Street||Woodbine Ave||Aurora, Whitchurch–Stouffville||No access to Highway 404|
|Highway 27||Highway 9 or York Region/Simcoe County boundary||Steeles Avenue||Vaughan, King||Formerly Highway 27 (referred to as Highway 27 in Toronto, and Simcoe County Road 27 in Simcoe County). In Vaughan and King, it generally follows the formerly 9th Concession road.|
|Bathurst St||Leslie Street||Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan||One of the rural roads in York Region, and extending Kirby Road to Bathurst. Portion named for former York County Warden John William Gamble. Kirby Road, will likely become part this regional road.|
|York–Durham Line (Also Durham Regional Road 30)||Queensville Sideroad in East Gwillimbury||Steeles Avenue||Markham, Whitchurch–Stouffville, East Gwillimbury||Separates Durham Region and York Region. North of East Gwillimbury road continues as Concession Road 1 and Miles Road terminating at Highway 48; south of Steeles/Taunton Road continues as Scarborough-Pickering Townline terminating at Finch Avenue East.|
|Davis Drive (Formerly Provincial Highway 9)||Highway 400||York–Durham Region boundary||Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Whitchurch–Stouffville||One of the busiest rural roads in York Region, separates East Gwillimbury and Whitchurch–Stouffville. Road is still referred to as Davis Drive east into Durham Region. Named for the Davis Leather Company (moved to area by Andrew Davis, son of the founder of Lowell Tannery of King Township and later ran by son Elihu James Davis and Aubrey Davis).|
|Ravenshoe Road||Holland River at a dead end||Lakeridge Road (Durham Regional Road 23)||Georgina||Runs from southeast of Keswick to Udora.|
|Glenwoods Avenue||The Queensway South||Woodbine Avenue||Georgina||One of the busiest roads of Keswick, from the Queensway South-Woodbine Avenue|
|Davis Drive||Steeles Avenue||Markham, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket||Very busy with a lot of traffic especially in Markham and Richmond Hill. In Newmarket, a handful of York Region's government buildings can be found.|
|Bathurst Street||York Regional Road 1 (Former Hwy. 11)||Steeles Avenue||Vaughan, King, Newmarket||The road was interrupted by the natural landscape in King. Formerly Second Concession road.|
|Bloomington Road/15th Sideroad||Keele St||York–Durham Line||Richmond Hill, Whitchurch–Stouffville||East of Bloomington, it was formerly Highway 47, one of the busiest rural roads in York Region
West of Bloomington it follows 15th Sideroad.
|Doane Road||Yonge Street||Woodbine Avenue||East Gwillimbury||Runs from Holland Landing to south of Queensville.|
|Donald Cousens Parkway||Major Mackenzie Drive||Highway 407||Markham||The road is newly constructed, and therefore the terminus could change in a year-to-year basis. Furthermore, the road is for trucks that have now been banned from Main Street Markham. Formerly called Markham Bypass from the 1980s to 1990s, the road is now named after the former mayor of Markham, Donald Cousens.|
|Elgin Mills Road
|York Region/Peel Region Boundary||Woodbine Avenue||Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham||York Regional Road status was interrupted between Highway 27 and Pine Valley Drive, and also between Keele Street and Dufferin Street.|
|Yonge Street||Queensville Sideroad||Yonge Street||East Gwillimbury||The road passes through the centre of Holland Landing and is a bypassed (to through traffic) section of Yonge Street|
|Dufferin Street||Lloydtown-Aurora Road/18th Sideroad||Steeles Avenue||King, Vaughan||Sometimes referred to as 3rd Concession Road.|
|Jane Street||Highway 9||Steeles Avenue||King, Vaughan||Two of the first TTC subway stations outside the City of Toronto are located on/near Jane Street. Near the location of the future Downtown Vaughan. Formerly the 5th Concession Road.|
|Weston Road||Highway 9||Steeles Avenue||King, Vaughan||Formerly the 6th Concession Road.|
|Pine Valley Drive||Teston Road||Steeles Avenue||Vaughan||Pine Valley Drive's York Regional Road status was interrupted between Langstaff Road and Rutherford Road|
|Warden Avenue||Baseline Road||Steeles Avenue||Markham, Whitchurch–Stouffville, East Gwillimbury||Passes through the centre of the developing Downtown Markham. Several traffic lights cause traffic to jam frequently up between Apple Creek and Highway 7.|
|McCowan Road||Southern segment - Bloomington Road/York RR 40; Northern segment - Ravenshoe Road/York RR 32||Southern segment - Steeles Avenue; Northern segment - Davis Drive/York RR 31||Markham, Whitchurch–Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, Georgina||Continues from McCowan Road in Toronto from the southern border at Steeles Avenue to Baseline Road (York RR 8A) in Georgina in the north, a distance of some 53 kilometres (33 mi), with one break of about 250 metres (820 ft) in the middle of the concession between St. John's Sideroad in the south and Vivian Road (York RR 74) in the north because of a gorge of a tributary of the Black River. The entire length is signed as McCowan Road, but officially as York Regional Road 67 for only two segments: the southern segment, between Steeles Avenue in the south and Bloomington Road/York RR 40 in the north; and the northern segment, between Davis Drive/York RR 31 in the south and Ravenshoe Road/York RR 32 in the north.|
Main Street Markham
|Highway 407||Steeles Avenue||Markham||Formerly Highway 48 (downloaded in 1997), the road becomes Highway 48 after Major Mackenzie Drive.|
|Ninth Line||Aurora Road||Steeles Avenue||Markham, Whitchurch–Stouffville||Was at once considered for an expressway. 9th Line borders Cornell and is now changing from a rural road to somewhat of an urban thoroughfare due to urban sprawl, especially in Cornell. Road breaks at Copper Creek Drive after re-alignment in 2006-2007 and continues due west at Rouge Bank Drive to a dead end south of Sanders Drive near Donald Cousens Parkway; southern portion continues via deteour on Donald Cousens southwest then south at the hydro lines to traffic light at Steeles Avenue East along the Toronto-York Region border. Jog north of Donald Cousens will be likely be eliminated by future road work by the region.|
|Highway 7||York–Durham Line||Markham, Vaughan||York Regional Road status interrupted between Warden Avenue and Bathurst Street. The original road, however, is linked by Alden Road, John Street and Esna Park Drive, but they are not recognized officially as York Regional Road 71.|
|Langstaff Road||York Region/Peel Region boundary||Highway 7||Vaughan||The road is interrupted twice. The first time is between Keele Street and Jane Street because of the CN rail yard. The second time is between Islington Avenue and Highway 27 because of the Humber River.|
|York Region/Peel Region boundary||York–Durham Line||Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham||One of the busiest roads in York Region. It is often congested during rush hours in the vicinity of Vaughan Mills mall in Vaughan and between Kennedy Road and Warden Avenue in Markham. Road connects with Castlemore Road west of Highway 50 (now Peel Regional Road 50) in Brampton, then as Bovaird Drive (Peel Regional Roads 10 and 107) within Peel Region. In Halton Region (near Norval), the road continues west into Georgetown as the western segment of Highway 7.|
|Bathurst Street||York–Durham Line||Newmarket, Whitchurch–Stouffville||Passes through the Newmarket Theatre. Road likely to have been named for former Newmarket resident Sir William Mulock.
Follows or formerly 19th Sideroad.
|Morton Avenue||The Queensway South||Woodbine Avenue||Georgina||Formerly York Regional Road 78|
|Queensville Sideroad||Bathurst Street||Woodbine Avenue||East Gwillimbury||Connects River Drive Park, Holland Landing and Queensville.|
|Metro Road||The Queensway South||Dalton Road||Georgina||Built on the former railway of the Toronto and York Radial Railway, it passes through the centre of the community of Keswick|
|Old Homestead Road
|Metro Road North||Pefferlaw Road||Georgina||Former centre in northern Georgina, leads to the village of Pefferlaw.|
|Black River Road||Dalton Road||Park Road||Georgina||Named after Black River in Jackson's Point, Ontario|
|Weir's Sideroad||Old Homestead Road||Ravenshoe Road||Georgina||Passes through the village of Virginia and the village of Pefferlaw.|
|Victoria Road||Ravenshoe Road||Lake Ridge Road (York Region/Durham Region Boundary)||Georgina||This was also declared as Durham Road 1, north of Ravenshoe Road.|
|Holland Landing Road||Yonge Street||Toll Road||East Gwillimbury||Passes through the centre of Holland Landing.|
|Steeles Avenue||York Region/Peel Region boundary||York–Durham Line||Vaughan, Markham||Steeles, like Highway 50, is an unsigned regional road with an internal number. Road named for hotel owner J. C. Steele and Steel's Corner at Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue.|
|Highway 427||Zenway Boulevard||Highway 7||Vaughan||York Region built non-freeway extension of Highway 427 runs 700 m (2,300 ft). Regional Road 99 will be bypassed and subsequently removed with the pending northerly extension of Highway 427.|
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