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Old December 10th, 2005, 06:11 AM   #301
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Old December 10th, 2005, 06:33 AM   #302
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Just for the record, this picture is of the 401/404/DVP interchange in Toronto, and not located along Highway 407.

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Old December 11th, 2005, 04:26 AM   #303
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"The 407TR belongs to a spanish company."

Well actually, the sole owner of the 407 is 407 International Inc, a Canadian company (Woodbridge), which is a consortium where Cintra is but one member. The other 2 members are a Canadian and Australian companies. The 407 was designed, owned and built by the Ontario government, and sold to 407 International Inc in 1999.






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Old December 11th, 2005, 04:30 AM   #304
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I heard a rumour that "Gardiner Expressway will be demolished".. Is this true?
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Old December 11th, 2005, 04:43 AM   #305
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I doubt there's the money for it.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 04:50 AM   #306
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I heard a rumour that "Gardiner Expressway will be demolished".. Is this true?
This rumour has been around forever. All talk and no action.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 10:33 PM   #307
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im not sure what is unique about toronto highways. i certainly wouldnt be bragging about them, kind of strange considering i think of canadians being progressive. that being said, i dont see what the difference is between the amount of lanes on those sprawlways and anything ive ever seen in denver.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 07:07 PM   #308
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" i certainly wouldnt be bragging about them, kind of strange considering i think of canadians being progressive."


I think you are mis-directing your criticism over what you see as bragging. Perhaps some people are just size queens and think it's cool, but I think most of us "urbanites" are on the same page in terms of the negative effects of car-culture on the urban environment.

On the other hand, designing the movements of vehicles in an urban/suburban environment is something that can't be avoided...motorized vehicles are a necessity that can either be handled well or badly.

So it is not the number of vehicles or lanes that are in question, but the design that is in question here. And I think the design of highways in and around Toronto have been well-designed, given their functions as not just mere commuter routes for the suburbanite who refuses to take transit, and ruins the inner cities.






"i dont see what the difference is between the amount of lanes on those sprawlways and anything ive ever seen in denver."


If you look at the designs, context, and usage... you will start to see a big difference.







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Old December 23rd, 2005, 09:26 PM   #309
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no wonder the freeways in toronto are so wide (and impressive) - for a city that size toronto doesn't have many freeways - hence the existing ones have to be wider:



I mean there is just one main east-west freeway (401) - the gardiner expressway can't hardly be compared to the 401...
That is a good thing.

Originally, Toronto was planned to have far far more expressways slicing throughout the city (a la Los Angeles).

What could have been:


Toronto Expressway History

The 1966 Plan:


1966 Plan

1. Richview Expressway:


Richview Expressway

2. Crosstown Expressway:


Richview Expressway


3. HWY 400 Extension (today's finished segment called Black Creek Drive)


400 Extension

4. Spadina Expressway (today's finished segment called W.R. Allen Expressway)











Spadina

5. Scarborough Expressway







Scarborough Expressway
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Old December 23rd, 2005, 10:36 PM   #310
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We could of used some, but definetly not all of those proposed highways
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Old January 18th, 2006, 02:59 PM   #311
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wow, toronto has some massive and wide highways.

How can one pradict to leave enough space for future expansion? from what i can see they would of needed to really look at this factor heaps for how wide they are now, unless they have torn many houses down?
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Old January 18th, 2006, 03:36 PM   #312
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When they built the 401 they bought a 300 foot right of way, which many people couldn't understand why, as when it was built it was in the middle of nowhere, unlike today. But the government predicted that they were going to need to widen the highway and in the 60's they widened parts of it to 12 lanes in a c-d lane set-up, and now it is in a c-d set-up from 403-410 in Mississauga all the way to RR 1 in Pickering minus the section between the 427 and 409 which is 12 lanes without cd set-up
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Old January 19th, 2006, 04:55 AM   #313
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wow, good planning if you ask me.
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Old January 24th, 2006, 07:32 PM   #314
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A few new pictures for anyone interested:

Hwy 400:






Hwy 407:
(Though not really a massive highway, still an interesting one imo).






I have many more Ontario freeway pictures, some of which are featured on my website (OntHighways.com). If anyone wants to me to post more of them here, please just let me know, and I will.

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Old January 25th, 2006, 05:30 AM   #315
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Very nice pics
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Old January 25th, 2006, 03:23 PM   #316
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Could we see some pictures 407 ETR please.
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Old January 28th, 2006, 04:01 PM   #317
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As requested, Highway 407:


Looking east along Highway 407 from the Appleby Line overpass in Burlington. The western extension differs from most of the highway since it has neither a grassed median, nor is it paved in concrete.


Looking east just east of the Highway 401 interchange. Highway 407 was widened from 4 to 6-lanes between Highway 401 and Highway 410 in the Summer of 2004


Looking east towards the 4-level 427 interchange.


Looking east between the 427 and 400 interchanges. Through this section of highway, the 407 has no fewer then 8 through lanes.


East of McCowan Road in Markham, Highway 407 only has a 4-lane cross-section. This picture is looking towards the eastern end of the Divided Highway at Brock Road in Pickering.

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Old April 18th, 2006, 12:45 AM   #318
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Freeways in Toronto (awesome pics)

There is a couple threads about this already but I think it is time for a new TO one.

This is in chronological order

400







Most of pics are from here:
http://www.onthighways.com/


401












403





404

HOV were U/C







407 ETR









410





427





QEW



DVP

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Old April 18th, 2006, 01:15 AM   #319
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I really like these pictures.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 09:32 AM   #320
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Los angeles is OWNED!!!!
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