King's Highway 12 - Images


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

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

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Highway 12 ends at Highway 401, south of Downtown Whitby.  Click here for Highway 401 images.
Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Highway 12 looking south from just north of Robmar Street in the town of Whitby.  This stretch of Highway 12 is one of the last rural sections left between the community of Whitby and the village of Brooklin. 
 
Photo taken: June 10th, 2004.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

This is the southern ends assembly for Highway 12.  It is located approximately a kilometre and a half south of Brooklin.  The southern terminus of Highway 12 marks proposed routing of Highway 407.  The Region of Durham, already having a Durham Road 12, designated its received portion of Highway 12 as Durham Highway 12 to avoid any renumbering.
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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
Northerly view approaching Brooklin.  The commercial area and associated Roybrook Avenue intersection was added in 2003.

Photo taken: October 8th, 2005.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
Southbound view as Highway 12 narrows to a two lane highway.

Photo taken: October 8th, 2005.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
Southbound view approaching the Roybrook Avenue intersection.

Photo taken: October 8th, 2005.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
Northerly view approaching the Highway 7-West intersection.  The northbound signage is not well executed at this intersection.  While the signs that are included in this photo have been replaced.  Notice that while Enniskillen is signed to the right, there is no mention of Durham Road 3 (Winchester Road).
Photo taken: October 8th, 2005.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Now defunct junction assembly located northbound along Highway 12 for the western Highway 7 junction.  This sign assembly has since been replaced with new signage that omits that Highway 7 continues straight ahead, continuing concurrent with Highway 12 northbound.
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Highway 7 continues west from Highway 12 into Markham.  Click here for Highway 7-West images.
Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking south along Highway 7/12 towards the southern Highway 7 junction.  Through Highway 12 traffic heads straight through the traffic lights, while traffic bound for westbound Highway 7 must follow the ramp to the right.

Photo taken: October 8th, 2005.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Junction assembly for the southern Highway 7/12 split in Brooklin.  Highway 7 leads travelers west from Brooklin towards Highway 407 and eventually Markham.

Photo taken: October 8th, 2005.

Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
This view looks northerly towards two recently (as of 2011) activated traffic signals in the north end of Brooklin.  MTO's jurisdiction over Highway 12 begins just north of the Carnwith Drive intersection.

Photo taken: October 9th, 2010.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

View looking south towards Brooklin along Highway 7/12.  The pictured climbing lane was added late in 2005 as part of a reconstruction project.

Photo taken: October 9th, 2010.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

View looking south along Highway 7/12 towards Duff's Road.  The northern end of the climbing lane that is pictured in  previous photo is shown here.

Photo taken: August 12th, 2006.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking north towards the Thickson Road intersection.  This is one of the busiest intersections along Highway 12 in Durham Region, and as of the time that this photo was taken, it is not signalized.

Photo taken: August 12th, 2006.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking south along Highway 7/12 from Myrtle.  Despite the capacity improvements recently constructed on along Highway 7/12 between Brooklin and Manchester, traffic still routinely bunches up during peak times.

Photo taken: August 12th, 2006.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
Signage in Myrtle for Highway 7/12.  This was the last of the old school signs marked with 'The King's Highway' legend left along the Highway 7/12 multiplex.  This sign was replaced as part of the highway construction since I took this photo.

Photo taken: August 12th, 2006.
 
Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking north towards the signalized intersection with Durham Road 5 in Myrtle.  Traffic signals were added in this location during in late 2004 as part of the reconstruction project.  Click here for a view of this intersection before traffic signals were installed.
Photo taken: August 12th, 2006.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking south towards Myrtle and the Durham Road 5 intersection.  Myrtle is located about 700m south of Myrtle Station.  Despite this rural gap between Myrtle and Myrtle Station, the speed limit along Highway 7/12 remains at 60km/h.
Photo taken: August 12th, 2006.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking north through Myrtle Station at the at-grade railway crossing.

Photo taken: August 12th, 2006.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking north from the north end of Myrtle towards the start of the new northbound passing lane that leads to the top of the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Photo taken: August 12th, 2006.

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Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking south towards Myrtle from just north of the Whitby-Scugog Townline.

Photo taken: August 9th, 2006.

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Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham

View looking northerly along Highway 7/12 from just north of the Whitby-Scugog Townline.  This 4-lane section was constructed in 2005 when the existing southbound truck climbing lane from Scugog Line 2 was extended, and a new passing lane was constructed for northbound traffic.
Photo taken: August 9th, 2006.

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Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking south towards the Scugog Line 2 intersection, and the start of the southbound passing lane.

Photo taken: August 9th, 2006.

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Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham

View looking northerly along Highway 7/12 from just north of the Scugog Line 2 intersection.

Photo taken: August 9th, 2006.

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Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham

The Medium Green Sign for Highway 7A.  Highway 7 takes a very circuitous route around Lake Scugog.  Highway 7A cuts across Lake Scugog by way of two causeways and makes for a much more direct trip to Peterborough than Highway 7.
Photo taken: August 8th, 2004.

Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham

Two views of Highway the Highway 7A intersection in Manchester.  the upper photos is the older photo.  Notice that the highway has been narrowed since 2004.  A resurfacing contract was called in 2007 that saw the auxillliary through lanes that had existed for decades along Highway 7/12 at this intersection converted to turn lanes.  While I can appreciate that left turning vehicles were not well addressed with the previous configuration, the opportunity for overtaking slow trucks at the intersection is missed in the new configuration.

Upper photo taken: August 8th, 2004.

Lower photo taken: July 5th, 2009.

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Highway 7A departs easterly from this junction, bound for Peterborough by way of Port Perry and Bethany.  Click here for Highway 7A images.
Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham 
This view looks northerly approaching the Reach Street intersection.  Reach Street links Port Perry to Uxbridge.

Photo taken: July 5th, 2009.

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Highway 47 departs westerly from Highway 7/12 from just south of Greenbank, bound for Uxbridge, and Stouffville.  Click here for Highway 47 images.
Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham 
This view looks northerly along Highway 7/12 from just north of the Highway 47 intersection into Greenbank.

Photo taken: October 10th, 2010.

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Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham

This Photo shows Highway 7/12 looking south from Greenbank towards the Highway 47 intersection.  Click here for this same view taken in June, 2004.

Photo taken: August 14th, 2013.


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Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham

Highway 7/12 looking north from the northern approach to Greenbank  Highway 7/12 travels through a small moraine from Highway 47 in the south, to Sunderland in the north.  As such, this type of rolling terrain is fairly typical for the area. 
Photo taken: May 29th, 2004.

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Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham

Northerly view approaching Saintfield from just north of the Blue Mountain Road intersection.

Photo taken:  July 28th, 2012.

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Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham

This view looks southerly as Highway 7/12 passes through the Saintfield Road intersection.

Photo taken: September 27th, 2013.

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Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham

This view looks southerly along Highway 7/12 towards Saintfield from just south of the Brock Concession 1 intersection.

Photo taken: July 30th, 2013.

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Township of Scugog

Regional Municipality of Durham

Northerly view through the Brock Concession 1 intersection.  Brock Concession 1 runs along the boundary between Brock and Scugog townships.

Photo taken: July 30th, 2013.

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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham

Sign advising motorists they have entered the township of Brock.  Brock has the smallest population of any municipality in the Region of Durham.

Photo taken: July 30th, 2013.
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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham

Northerly view through a particularly bucolic landscape north of Brock Concession 1.

Photo taken: July 30th, 2013.

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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham

Southerly view from just south of the Brock 2nd Concession intersection.

Photo taken: July 30th, 2013.

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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham

Highway 7/12 looking north from just north of Brock 2nd Concession.  I have included two photos to highlight the pre- and post-reconstruction condition of the highway.  Note that a passing lane has been added to the highway in the most recent photo.  A short truck climbing lane had long existed southerly from the Durham Road 13 intersection, however it was extended during the 2005 reconstruction.  Further, notice the state of decay that Highway 7/12 was in prior to the 2005 reconstruction.

Upper photo taken: June 1st, 2005.

Lower photo taken: May 10th, 2006.

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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham 
This view looks northerly approaching the Durham Road 13 intersection.  Traffic signals were added to the Durham Road 13 intersection during the 2005 reconstruction.  Because of the steep grades on both Durham Road 13 approaches a split phase signal was installed, allowing only one direction of Regional Road 13 traffic to progress through the intersection at a time.
Photo taken: May 10th, 2006.

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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham

Highway 7/12 looking north towards the intersection with Durham Road 13.  The intersection with Durham Road 13 was substantially improved as part of the 2005 construction project.  Notice the wider lanes, longer turning tapers, and turning lanes, and improved sightlines and grades along Durham Road 13.


Upper photo taken: June 1st, 2005.

Lower photo taken: May 10th, 2006.

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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham

Highway 7/12 looking north through Blackwater from just north of the Durham Road 13.  Blackwater is a very small hamlet located solely on Highway 7/12.  The bridge over the Beaver River (pictured here) was rehabilitated in the summer of 2006.
Photo taken: June 1st, 2005.

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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham

View looking easterly towards the Beaver River bridge along Highway 7/12.

Photo taken: July 30th, 2013.

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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham 
This view looks southerly approaching Blackwater from the Brock 4th Concession Road intersection.

Photo taken: May 10th, 2006. 

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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham 
Northerly view along Highway 7/12 approaching the Albert Street intersection.  Albert Street is Sunderland's main north-south street and is a former alignment of Highway 7/12.  Before the 1960s, Highway 7/12 entered Downtown Sunderland via Albert Street, and jogged along River Street before returning to the current highway alignment north of town.
Photo taken: May 10th, 2006.

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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham 
This southerly view is approaching the River Street intersection in Sunderland.  Traffic signals were added to the River Street intersection during a 2005 reconstruction project.  In fact, the overall number of traffic signals along Highway 12 nearly doubled in the period between the year 2000 and 2010.
Photo taken: October 10th, 2010.

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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham 
View looking northerly along Highway 7/12 from just north of Sunderland.  Note how white the 'A' gravel is within the shoulders of this highway.

Photo taken: May 10th, 2006.

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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham

This Photo is looking north along Highway 12 towards the northern junction of Highway 7.  Highway 7 east leads traffic to Lindsay, and is locally know as the Lindsay Highway.


Upper photo taken: June 1st, 2005.

Lower photo taken: October 10th, 2010.

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Township of Brock

Regional Municipality of Durham

The junction assembly for the northern split of Highways 7 and 12.  This photo is noteworthy, as it denotes the only example (I have seen at least) where Trans-Canada Highway shields are shown at a junction.  Typically motorists are not given any Trans-Canada Signage at junctions, and as such can not follow when a TCH route turns or switches highways.
Photo taken: June 1st, 2010.

 

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