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Proper Municipality Name Photo Description Photo

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Click here for Highway 12 images between Sunderland and Orillia.
City of Orillia  Westbound signage assembly along Highway's 11 and 12.  This faded signage assembly has long been replaced.

Photo taken: February 8th, 2004.
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City of Orillia Southbound advanced signage for the ramp to Highway 12 from the Orillia By-pass.

Photo courtesy: Dan Garnell.  Taken: June 9th, 2007.

City of Orillia Advance sign for the off-ramp to Highway 12 west.

Photo taken: October 22nd, 2014.

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City of Orillia Green signage in advance of the northbound off-ramp to Highway 12-West, Coldwater Road.  Highway 11 north continues straight ahead.

Photo taken: October 22nd, 2014.

Highway 12 is co-designated with Highway 11 for 2km along the Orillia By-pass.  Click here for Highway 11 images.
City of Orillia View looking westerly along Highway 12 from the Highway 11 interchange.  Highway 12 was widened immediately west of Highway 11 in 2002, due in part to some very large commercial developments constructed adjacent to the highway.

Photo taken: July 15th, 2006.

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City of Orillia Southbound directional sign for Highway 11 and 12 south.

Photo taken: July 15th, 2006.

City of Orillia This view looks easterly along Highway 12 towards the Monarch Drive intersection.  Monarch Drive services several large 'big-box' stores which generate considerable traffic along Highway 12.

Photo taken: July 15th, 2006.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Another easterly view (this time from west of Murphy Road) towards the short 4-lane stretch of Highway 12 through Western Orillia.

Photo taken: July 15th, 2006.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

This view looks west from just west of the previous vantage point.  Highway 12 was resurfaced in 2006, after the upper photo of this set was taken.

Upper photo taken: July 15th, 2006.

Lower photo taken: June 19th, 2011. 

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Looking west towards the Horseshoe Valley Road intersection.  Traffic signals were added at this intersection in a rather temporary fashion.  Very few signal heads are mounted on guy wires in the province.

Photo taken: July 15th, 2006.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Easterly view towards the Horseshoe Valley Road intersection.

Photo taken: July 15th, 2006.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

View looking westerly passes through the North River Valley.

Photo taken: October 22nd, 2014. 

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Vertical sag curve along Highway 12 just west of Warnminster.

Photo taken: May 25th, 2005.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

View looking westerly along Highway 12 as the highway descends the long Warnminster Hill.

Photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Easterly view from the Cahiague Road intersection towards Warnminster.

Photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Westerly view towards Coldwater from the Cahiague Road intersection.

Photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

View looking easterly along Highway 12 approaching the long Warnminster Hill and associated passing lane.  The centreline alignment of Highway 12 approaching the passing lane appears very kinked from this vantage point.  The engineer responsible for the design of this passing lane (it was constructed in 2009) should have elongated and straightened the taper at the start of the lane.
Photo taken: June 19th, 2011

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

View looking easterly from just east of the Moonstone Road intersection.

Photo taken: August 24th, 2014. 

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Westerly view along Highway 12 approaching the CP Rail overhead from the Moonstone Road intersection.  A secondary objectives of this website is to help show site readers just how beautiful Ontario is.

Photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Two views of the Coldwater Overhead along Highway 12.  The upper photo was taken in 2007 and shows what I (not being a structural engineer) would interpret to be a partial structural failure.  It appears to my untrained eye that the span length was constructed to be too long and has exceeded the material strength of the concrete and interior rebar.  The lower 2011 photo shows the structure after a full deck and substructure replacement.  The continuous concrete girders of the 1966 (upper) structure were replaced with structural steel in 2009.  These photos, particularly the upper 2007 photo, reinforce the importance of routine structural inspections for all highway bridges.  The Ontario Structural Inspection Manual (OSIM) stipulates that an inspection is to be carried out every second calendar year to assess the condition of all structures in Ontario.

Upper photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

Lower photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

View looking east as Highway 12 crosses the mainline CP railway between Toronto and Sudbury.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Looking west from just west of the CP Railway overhead.  Through this valley, Highway 12 is but a stones throw away from the 400.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

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Township of Severn

County of Simcoe

Unique oversized Highway 400 trailblazers situated at the Lower Big Chute Road intersection.  Lower Big Chute Road is a former alignment of Highway 400.  Highway 400 temporarily ended at this intersection between the 1950s and 1980s.  The signage at this intersection has since been replaced.
Photo taken: July 15th, 2006.
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Township of Severn

County of Simcoe
Easterly view through the Coldwater Road intersection.

Photo taken: August 24th, 2014. 

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Township of Severn

County of Simcoe
View looking westerly approaching the Coldwater Road intersection.  Highway 12 entered Coldwater via the Coldwater Road until the Coldwater By-pass was built in the 1959.  The Coldwater By-pass was completed at the same time as the Highway 400 extension from Crown Hill northerly to just south of Coldwater.
Photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Severn

County of Simcoe
Looking westerly at the western terminus of Highway 12 at Simcoe Road 23.  Highway 12 was transferred to the County of Simcoe between this junction and the Highway 400 interchange located 5km northwesterly in 1997.  Initially Highway 12 was co-designated along the adjacent Highway 400 to fill in the gap.  Sometime circa. 2005-07 the MTO decided to revert Highway 12 onto its original alignment (now Simcoe Road 16) and sign the discontinuous section of Highway 12 with trailblazers.
Photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Severn

County of Simcoe
View looking easterly along what was Highway 12 and is now Simcoe Road 16 from the Vasey Road intersection.  Note in addition to the Simcoe Road 16 route marker that the Trans-Canada Highway designation has simply disappeared from the signage.
Photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Severn

County of Simcoe
Former shield assembly located southbound along Highway 400.  This highway sign stood in 2004 when Highway 12 was signed concurrently with Highway 400, however this assembly was removed sometime before 2007, when all of the signs that pointed Highway 12 traffic towards Highway 400 were removed.  New signs have subsequently been reinstalled.
Photo taken: February 8th, 2004.
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Township of Severn

County of Simcoe
This "Junction 400/12" assembly was installed during the Summer of 2014 in advance of the western Highway 400 interchange along today's Simcoe Road 16.

Photo taken: July 13th, 2014.
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Township of Severn

County of Simcoe
Westerly view at the ramp to Highway 400 North from Simcoe Road 16 (Formerly Highway 12).

Photo taken: September 27th, 2013.

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Township of Severn

County of Simcoe
This trailblazer directing eastbound traffic bound for Highway 12 to follow Simcoe Road 16 was removed during the Summer of 2014 when Highway 12 was resigned along Highway 400 between Waubaushene and Coldwater.
Photo taken: September 27th, 2013.
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Highway 400 is Southern Ontario's major north-south highway, running from Toronto to Parry Sound.  Click here for Highway 400 images.
Township of Tay

County of Simcoe

Tow views looking easterly along Highway 12 approaching the northern Highway 400 interchange.

Upper photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

Lower photo taken: September 27th, 2013.

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Township of Tay

County of Simcoe

View looking westerly along Highway 12 towards the southbound Highway 400 ramp terminals.

Photo taken: September 27th, 2013. 

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Township of Tay

County of Simcoe

Looking south towards the southbound ramp terminal.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

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Township of Tay

County of Simcoe

Two views looking easterly towards the Highway 400 interchange.

 Upper photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

Lower photo taken: September 27th, 2013. 

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Township of Tay

County of Simcoe

Signage for Highway 400-South advising Highway 12 South traffic to continue along Highway 12's former alignment, now Simcoe Road 16.  Six km of Highway 12 had been rerouted onto Highway 400 in 1997, a routing which was repealed in 2004, and was once again (logically) reinstated in 2014.  This signage has subsequently been updated.
Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.
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Township of Tay

County of Simcoe

View looking west towards the Park Street.  Park Street is the main route into Victoria Harbour from the east, and is a former alignment of Highway 12.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

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Township of Tay

County of Simcoe

Ancient fingerboard signs along Highway 12 at Victoria Harbour.  New fingerboard signs are much larger then this.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

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Township of Tay

County of Simcoe

View looking east from Talbot Street.  Talbot Street is a former alignment of Highway 12.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

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Township of Tay

County of Simcoe

Old style fingerboard signs at the Talbot Street intersection.  Few fingerboard signs with clipped corners remain on Ontario's Highways today.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007. 

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Township of Tay

County of Simcoe

Advanced signage for the Highway 12 intersection along Talbot Street.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

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Township of Tay

County of Simcoe

Looking west towards Talbot Street.  Highway 12 narrows from a large 4.5 urban cross section to a 2-lane rural cross-section at Talbot Street.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

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Township of Tay

County of Simcoe

View looking west at the signalized intersection with Old Fort Road.  This is the first set of traffic signals west of Highway 400.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

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Town of Midland

County of Simcoe

Looking east from the CN railway overpass.  The large church on the left is the Martyr's Shrine.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

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Town of Midland

County of Simcoe

View looking west along Highway 12 from the same overpass as the previous photo.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

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Town of Midland

County of Simcoe

Western side of the CN overpass.  CN pulled the railway tracks from this structure several yeas ago and the former right-of-way is now reserved for a walking trail.

Photo taken: August 2nd, 2007.

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Town of Midland

County of Simcoe

This view looks westerly along Highway 12 approaching the William Street intersection south of Midland. 
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Town of Midland

County of Simcoe

View looking easterly towards the William Street intersection. 
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Town of Midland

County of Simcoe

This reassurance signage stands just west of the William Street intersection in Midland.

Photo taken: September 27th, 2013.
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Town of Midland

County of Simcoe

Easterly view from about 1km east of the Highway 93 intersection.

Photo taken: September 27th, 2013.

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Town of Midland

County of Simcoe

This Photo showcases the western terminus of Highway 12 at the Highway 93 junction south of Penetanguishene.  Highway 12 now shares a common terminus with Highway 93 as the portion of Highway 93 that formerly led north of this intersection into Penetanguishene was decommissioned in 1998.  Click here for an additional photo of the western terminus of Highway 12, taken in May, 2005.

Photo taken: August 24th, 2014.


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Town of Midland

County of Simcoe

Junction assembly denoting the western terminus of Highway 12 at Highway 93.  At this junction the largely unmarked Lake Huron Circle Tour turns from Highway 12 onto Highway 93.

Photo size: 30kb.

Highway 12 ends at Highway 93.  Highway 93 southerly from Penetanguishene.  Click here for Highway 93 images.

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