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King's Highway 11 - Images


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

Proper Municipality Name Photo Description Photo

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

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Since 1997, Highway 11 has begun its trek northerly from Highway 400.  Click here for Highway 400 images.
Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

View looking southerly at the southern end of Highway 11.  The flyover pictured carries Highway 400 northbound overtop of Highway 11.  When Highway 400 first opened to traffic it defaulted directly onto Highway 11.  The extension of Highway 400 paralleling Highway 93 didn't open to traffic until 1956.
Photo taken: June 27th, 2009.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

This view rounds the curve approaching the Highway 93 interchange.  This was the northernmost interchange along Highway 400 when it was first opened to traffic in 1952.  This photo also highlights just what Highway 400 would have looked like between Toronto and Barrie before it was widened to six lanes.
Photo taken: June 27th, 2009.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

View looking northerly as Highway 11 passes through Gasoline Alley.  Gas stations and restaurants popped up along  along Highway 11 in the 1950s as a result of Highway 400's terminus at Crown Hill.  Setting up a gas station here in the 1950s and 1960s was a very lucrative business; the landscape surrounding Highway 400 between Toronto and Barrie was far more rural and devoid of services at that time then it is today.
Photo taken: June 27th, 2009.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

View along Highway 11 looking southerly from the Oro-Medonte Line 3 overpass.  South of this overpass Highway 11 passes through Gasoline Alley.

Upper photo taken: October 17th, 2010.

Lower photos taken: May 18th, 2011.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Looking northerly along Highway 11 from the Oro-Medonte Line 3 overpass.  This is the first full RIRO interchange along Highway 11 north from Highway 400.

Photo taken: October 17th, 2010.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Southerly view from the Oro-Medone Line 5 overpass.

Photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

This view looks northerly from the Oro-Medonte Line 5 overpass.

Photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

View looking southerly from the Oro-Medonte Line 7 overpass.  A RIRO expressway is best described as a "poor-mans freeway".  The road operates as a high-speed free-flowing highway, however both residential and commercial driveways have been grandfathered in from the time before the highway was converted to an expressway.
Photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Northerly view along Highway 11 from the Oro-Medonte Line 7 overpass.

Photo taken: June 19th, 2011. 

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Southerly view along Highway 11 from the Oro-Medonte Line 9 overpass.

Photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Northerly view along Highway 11 from the Oro-Medonte Line 9 cross-over.  Notice the former alignment of Highway 11 to the east of the four-lane.  The pictured abandoned alignment was by-passed due to a sharp reversing curve just beyond the stand of trees in the photo.
Photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Southerly view from the Oro-Medonte Line 11 overpass. 

Photo taken: June 19th, 2001.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Looking northerly from the Oro-Medonte Line 11 overpass.  The pictured curve along Highway 11 is known locally as the Hawkstone Curve.

Photo taken: June 19th, 2011.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

View looking south from the Oro-Medonte Line 14 overpass.

Photo taken: June 27th, 2009.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Opposing view from the Oro-Medonte Line 14 overpass; this view looking north towards the southern start of the Orillia By-pass.

Photo taken: June 27th, 2009.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

View looking northerly approaching the Oro-Medonte Line 15 and Memorial Drive interchanges.  Memorial Drive was the original alignment of Highway 11 entering Orillia, and carried a Highway 11B designation for many years.

Photo taken: June 27th, 2009.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

View looking south from the Oro-Medonte Line 15 overpass at the southern end of Orillia.

Photo taken: July 15th, 2006.

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Township of Oro-Medonte

County of Simcoe

Looking north from the Oro-Medonte Line 15 overpass.  From this overpass north to Laclie Street Highway 11 traverses the Orillia By-pass.  Along this full freeway by-pass Highway 11 has a 100km/h speed limit.

Photo taken: July 15th, 2006.

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City of Orillia Looking south along Highway 11 down the long hill in Orillia from the Highway 12 overpass.  Not long after this photograph was taken, a steel beam barrier was installed along the median of the freeway to reduce the likelihood of a cross-over incident.
Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.

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City of Orillia Northerly view along Highway 11 from the Highway 12-South overpass.  Note the northbound passing lane that is to be utilized by slow vehicles up the long grade.  This is one of very few incidents on Ontario Freeways where a passing lane has been constructed along a freeway.
Photo taken: March 7th, 2010.

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

Photo taken: July 13th, 2006.

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Highway 12 continues west of Orillia heading northwesterly towards Coldwater and Midland.  Click here for Highway 12-West images.
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