King's Highway 27 - www.OntHighways.com

Before the downloading sprees of 1997/98, Highway 27 ran from the Highway 427 interchange in Central Etobicoke northerly to the Highway 93 junction in Waverly.  Between 1997 and 1998, the route was effectively entirely decommissioned.   Only a small stub of Highway 27 currently exists within the MTO's property limits at the Highway 401/427 mega-interchange.  The southern portion of Highway 27 serves as an alternate to Highway 400.  The 400 can be very congested on summer weekends, and Highway 27 is often used as a faster alternate between Toronto and Barrie.  North of Barrie, Highway 27 is much more rural, with more subdued traffic volumes.


King's Highway 27 Shield

 

Southern Terminus:  At the Highway 401/427 mega-interchange in Etobicoke.

Northern Terminus:  Pre-1997:  Junction King's Highway 93 at Waverly. 

                                        Current:  The northern MTO property limits of the Highway 427/401 mega-interchange.

Length:  Pre-1997: 119.4 km.  Current: Coming Soon!

Multiplexes:  Before being downloaded, Highway 27 was cosigned along Highway 11 through downtown Barrie.  Highway 27 was also cosigned with Highway 26 along Bayfield Street, from Highway 11 north to Midhurst, where Highway 26 departed towards Collingwood.

Freeway: No

AADT (1994):  Highest:  39,850 from Rexdale Blvd northerly to Humber College Blvd in the City of Toronto;

                              Lowest:  3,000 from Simcoe Road 6 northeasterly to Highway 93 at Waverly.

Road Info:  Highway 27 is in good shape for its entire length.  South of Barrie, Highway 27 can be quite congested, particularly on summer weekends, when the 400 is clogged.  North of Barrie, traffic volumes are lighter, and the highway is much more rural then the southern section is.  Highway 27's routing through Barrie, is very outdated, and obsolete, however, for the most part, Highway 27 is a useful highway that should still be in the provincial system.


 

Highway 27 information:


OntHighways.com  

Detailed Route information available below
Virtual Tour of Highway 27


TheKingsHighway.ca   History of Highway 27
Photographic History of Highway 27

Communities and Major Intersections along Highway 27 from South to North:

Proper Municipality Name Community Name Distance Intersection Road
City of Toronto Etobicoke 0 km / 119.4 km King's Highway 427/401 Ramps
City of Toronto Etobicoke 0.6 km / 188.8 km Eglington Avenue
Current Northern Terminus of Highway 27 is located between Eglinton Avenue and Dixon Road.  In Toronto, Highway 27 is known as "Highway 27"
City of Toronto Etobicoke 2.9 km / 116.5 km Dixon Road
City of Toronto Etobicoke 6.1 km / 113.3 km Rexdale Road
City of Toronto Etobicoke --- Finch Avenue
City of Toronto Etobicoke 9.3 km / 110.1 km Highway 50 (Albion Road) & Albion Road

Toronto - York Line: In Toronto, Highway 27 is known as "Highway 27", in York Region it is known as York Road 27.

Toronto - Vaughan Boundary ----- 10.6 km / 108.0 km Steeles Avenue
City of Vaughan ----- --- Highway 407 ETR
City of Vaughan ----- 12.7 km / 106.7 km Highway 7 (York Road 7)
City of Vaughan ----- --- Langstaff Road (York Road 72)
City of Vaughan Elder Mills --- Rutherford Road (York Road 73)
City of Vaughan ----- 19.0 km / 100.4 km Major Mackenzie Drive (York Road 25)
City of Vaughan Klienburg 20.7 km / 98.7 km Nashville Road (York Road 49)
Township of King Nobleton 27.5 km / 91.9 km King Road (York Road 11)
Township of King Linton 33.7 km / 85.7 km York Road 15-East
Township of King Linton 33.8 km / 85.6 km York Road 15-West
Township of King ----- 37.8 km / 81.6 km Lloydtown-Aurora Road (York Road 16)
Township of King Schomberg 38.5 km / 80.9 km Main Street (York Road 76)

York Simcoe Line:  In York Region, Highway 27 is known as York Road 27, in Simcoe County it is known as Simcoe Road 27

King - New Tecumseth Boundary Schomberg 39.9 km / 79.5 km King's Highway 9
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Dunkerron --- -----
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Bond Head 49.4 km / 70.0 km Highway 88 (Simcoe Road 88)
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury ----- 50.8 km / 68.6 km 8th Line (Simcoe Road 1)
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Newton Robinson --- -----
Town of Innisfil Cookstown 60.9 km / 58.5 km King's Highway 89
Township of Essa Thornton 69.7 km / 49.7 km Robert Street (Simcoe Road 21)
Essa - Innisfil Boundary ----- 70.2 km / 49.2 km Innisfil Beach Road (Simcoe Road 21)

At Highway 131:  NB: Former Highway 131 is known as Simcoe Road 27.  Highway 27 is known as Simcoe Road 30 northerly to the Barrie city limits.  SB: Simcoe Road 30 ends, Highway 27 is once again known as Simcoe Road 27.

Essa - Innisfil Boundary ----- 73.1 km / 46.3 km Highway 131 (Simcoe Road 27-North)
Barrie South Limits.  NB: Highway 27 is known only as Essa Road heading into Barrie.  SB: Simcoe Road 30 starts at the Barrie Limits.
City of Barrie Holly --- Mapleview Drive
City of Barrie Barrie 80.0 km / 39.4 km King's Highway 400
City of Barrie Barrie 80.9 km / 38.5 km Highway 11-South (Burton Avenue)
At Tiffin Street:  NB: Highway 11/27 curves to the left, and becomes known as Bradford Street.  SB: Highway 11/27 curves to the right, and is known as Essa Road
City of Barrie Barrie --- Tiffin Street

At Dunlop Street:  NB: Turn right on Dunlop Street for Highway 11/27 north.  SB: Turn left onto Bradford Street for Highway 11/27 south.

City of Barrie Barrie 82.9 km / 36.5 km Highway 90 (Dunlop Street West)

At Bayfield Street:  NB:  Turn left at Clapperton Street.  Northbound Highway 27 has an extra jog compared to southbound; At Collier Street turn left, and turn right onto Bayfield Street.  SB: Turn right from Bayfield street onto Dunlop Street

City of Barrie Barrie 83.2 km / 36.2 km Highway 11-North (Dunlop Street East)
City of Barrie  Barrie --- Ross Street
City of Barrie Barrie 84.5 km / 34.9 km King's Highway 400

Barrie North Limits:  North of Barrie, Highway 27 is known only as Highway 26.  SB: In Barrie, Highway 26/37 is known only as Bayfield Street

Township of Springwater ----- 89.6 km / 29.8 km Snow Valley Road (Simcoe Road 43 )
North of Highway 26 Junction, Highway 27 is known (once again) as Simcoe Road 27.  South of Midhurst, Highway 27 is only designated as Highway 26.
Township of Springwater Midhurst 90.4 km / 29.0 km King's Highway 26-West
Township of Springwater ----- 98.1 km / 21.3 km Horseshoe Valley Road (Simcoe Road 22)
Township of Springwater Apto --- -----
Township of Springwater Fergusonvale --- -----
Township of Springwater Elmvale 109.2 km / 10.2 km Highway 92 (Simcoe Road 92, Queen Street) & South Orr Lake Road (Simcoe Road 19)
Township of Springwater ----- 111.0 km / 8.4 km Country Road (Simcoe Road 6)
Township of Tiny Waverly 119.4 km / 0 km King's Highway 93

Highway 27 ENDS


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