King's Highway 2 - Images


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Photos shown in this table are arranged from West to East:

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City of Woodstock

County of Oxford
View looking easterly towards the northern Highway 59 junction.  I wish these signs were provincial highway crowns rather than county road flowerpots.

Photo taken: May 12th, 2009.

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Highway 59 leads both north and south of Highway 2 in Downtown Woodstock.  Click here for Highway 59 images.
City of Woodstock

County of Oxford
View looking easterly from the former Town Limits of Woodstock.  Highway 2 between Woodstock and Eastwood is one of few remaining examples of 1930's divided highway remaining in the province.

Photo taken: May 12th, 2009.

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City of Woodstock

County of Oxford
View looking easterly along Highway 2 towards the Oxford Road 2 intersection.  Light standards were recently added to this section of highway as part of the suburbanization of Highway 2 east of Woodstock for the new Toyota plant and new industrial lands.
Photo taken: May 12th, 2009.

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City of Woodstock

County of Oxford
Looking westerly into the setting sun from just west of the Highway 401 interchange.  Oxford County installed a large sanitary sewer along Highway 2 to service Woodstock's new Toyota plant and adjacent industrial lands removing a section of former depressed grass median.
Photo taken: May 12th, 2009.

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City of Woodstock

County of Oxford
View looking easterly along Highway 2 towards the Highway 401 interchange.  This photo was taken after the Woodstock Highway 401 interchange was reconfigured from a cloverleaf to a parclo.

Photo taken: May 12th, 2009.

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Blandford-Blenhiem / Norwich Boundary

County of Oxford
Eastbound signage approaching the Highway 53 intersection directing traffic to Highway 403.  This sign was likely installed when Highway 403 was first extended westerly to the Highway 53 interchange in the early 1980s.  Before Highway 403 was finally extended to Highway 401 in 1987, motorists bound for Highway 403 needed to utilize either Highway 2 or Towerline Road to access the highway.
Photo taken: August 21st, 2004.
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City of Brant County Westbound signage at Rest Acres Road.  Rest Acres Road was formerly part of the MTO's highway network as Highway 7094.  Rest Acres Road was transferred to municipal control during the 1990s.
Photo taken: August 3rd, 2009.
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Highway 24A started in Paris, and led traffic northerly to the Brant-Waterloo Boundary.  Click here for Highway 24A images. (Coming Soon!)
City of Brant County View looking westerly along Highway 2 at the Highway 24A junction.  Just west of Highway 24A Highway 2 begins its long climb up to the top of the Grand River Valley.

Picture taken: September 14th, 2007.

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City of Brant County View looking westerly as Highway 2 nears the Mount Elgin Road intersection.  At this intersection, Highway 2 turns abruptly easterly, after having abruptly turned south at the Highway 24A intersection.

Picture taken: September 14th, 2007.

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City of Brant County View looking west as Highway 2 rounds the sharp curve to avoid the Mount Elgin Hill.  Before the 403 was pushed west to Rest Acres Road, Paris was a major bottleneck between Hamilton and Woodstock, since both Highway 2 and Highway 5 traffic had to navigate the sharp turns and steep hills contained in the west end of the small town.

Picture taken: September 14th, 2007.

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City of Brant County Looking east as Highway 2 crosses overtop the Grand River on a modern high-level structure.

Picture taken: September 14th, 2007.

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City of Brant County The current Grand River bridge was completed in 1967 and is a massive haunch steel girder design.  Notice the rounded light standards that were common along Ontario's highways during the 1960s.

Picture taken: September 14th, 2007.

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City of Brant County View looking easterly underneath the massive Grand River Bridge from the western bank of the Grand River.

Photo taken: July 18th, 2014.

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City of Brant County Two views looking northerly towards the Grand River Bridge from the western bank of the Grand River.  The immense length of the structure makes it difficult to photograph.

Photos taken: July 18th, 2014.

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City of Brant County View beneath the deck of the large Grand River Bridge from the eastern bank of the river.

Photo taken: July 18th, 2014.

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City of Brant County This view looks westerly approaching the Willow Street intersection.  Since this photo was taken, traffic signals have been added to this intersection.

Photo taken: September 29th, 2006.

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City of Brant County View looking westerly through Paris towards the Paris CNR Subway from just west of the Highway 5 intersection.

Photo taken: September 29th, 2006.

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City of Brant County Easterly view towards the Highway 5 intersection.  Eastbound motorists continuing along Highway 2 must follow the ramp to the right at this intersection.

Photo taken: September 29th, 2006.

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Highway 5 formerly led easterly from Highway 2 at Paris running parallel to Highway 2 until meeting Highway 2 once again in Scarborough.  Click here for Highway 5 images.
City of Brant County Destination signage at the Highway 5 junction in Paris.

Photo taken: October 23rd, 2014.
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City of Brant County Westerly view along Highway 2 approaching the Powerline Road intersection between Paris and Brantford.

Photo taken: October 23rd, 2014.

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City of Brant County Westerly view as Highway 2 narrows from four to two lanes west of the Highway 403 interchange in Brantford.

Photo taken: October 23rd, 2014.

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City of Brant County Distance signage for Paris located along Highway 2 west of the Highway 403 interchange in western Brantford.

Photo taken: October 23rd, 2014.
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City of Brant County This view looks easterly towards the western Highway 403 interchange in Brantford from about 1km west of the interchange.

Photo taken: October 23rd, 2014. 

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City of Brantford Older style speed limit signage along Highway 2 west of Brantford.  Modern speed limit signs generally no longer use a separate sign for the km/h tab.

Photo taken: October 23rd. 2014. 
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City of Brantford This view looks westerly along Highway 2 from just west of the Highway 403 interchange.

Photo taken: October 23rd, 2014.

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City of Brantford View looking easterly towards the Highway 403 interchange in western Brantford.  Eastbound traffic along Highway 2 cannot access Highway 403 Westbound at this interchange.

Photo taken: October 23rd, 2014.

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Highway 2 crosses Highway 403 at the western edge of Brantford.  Click here for Highway 403-West images and here for Highway 403-East images.
City of Brantford View at the eastbound ramp terminal from Highway 403, looking westerly along Highway 2.  Note the junction assembly for Highway 24 at this interchange.  Since 1998, Highway 24 has been routed along Highway 403 between Paris and Brantford.
Photo taken: October 23rd, 2014.

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City of Brantford Westerly view approaching the Highway 403 interchange west of Brantford.

Photo taken: October 23rd, 2014.

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City of Brantford Distance signage along Highway 2 just east of the Highway 403 interchange for Downtown Brantford.

Photo taken: October 23rd, 2014.
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City of Brantford Westerly view at the directional sign at the western end of Dalhousie Street in Downtown Brantford.  Historically, at this junction, Highway 2 and Highway 24-North continued to the right bound for Paris and Cambridge, while Highway 53 and Highway 24-South continued to the left bound for Burford and Simcoe.

Photo taken: March 21st. 2009.

City of Brantford Easterly view along Highway 2/53 along Colborne Street in Brantford.  Downtown Brantford has an alarming number of abandoned buildings.

Photo taken: March 21st, 2009.

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City of Brantford View looking westerly as Highway 2/53 splits into a pair of single direction two-way streets just east of Downtown Brantford.

Photo taken: March 21st, 2009. 

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City of Brant County View looking westerly along Highway 2/53 from the twin Fairchild Creek bridges.  Highway 2/53 is generally not a divided highway between Brantford and Ancaster, in this case, however, the highway has widened only to cross the twin Fairchild Creek bridges.
Photo taken: September 19th, 2004.

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City of Brant County Easterly view along Highway 2/53 approaching the dual Fairchilds Creek bridges.

Photo taken: September 19th, 2004.

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City of Brant County

View looking southerly at the northern elevation of the 1931 concrete bowstring bridge over Fairchilds Creek.  When this photo was taken in 2004, the aging bowstring bridge was in deteriorating condition.  In 2005, the structure was extensively rehabilitated. 
Photo taken: September 19th, 2004.

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City of Brant County Two views looking westerly across the twin Fairchilds Creek Bridges.  The Bowstring Bridge on the right of the photo was completed in 1931 and rehabilitated in 2005.  The rehabilitation of the 1931 Fairchilds Creek bridge proved to be one of Ontario's most detailed and historically accurate rehabilitations of a concrete bowstring bridge.


Photos taken: October 15th, 2010.

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City of Hamilton Westerly view along Highway 2/53 at the Sunny Ridge Road intersection.  Take notice of the vintage light standards that stand beside this near deserted highway.  The luminaries have new.

Photo taken: October 16th, 2010.

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City of Hamilton Looking easterly along Highway 2/53 from the Sunny Ridge Road intersection.

Photo taken: October 16th, 2010.

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Highway 52 progresses northerly from Highway 2/53 bound for Copetown and Highway 5 and 8.  Click here for Highway 52 images.
City of Hamilton This view looks easterly along Highway 2 towards the Highway 403 interchange in Ancaster. 

Photo taken: October 7th, 2011.

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City of Hamilton View looking westerly towards Duff's Corners along Highway 2 at the Highway 403 interchange.  The pictured structure was rehabilitated during the 2014 construction season.
Photo taken: October 7th, 2011.

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City of Hamilton Easterly view toward the the westbound off-ramp terminal from Highway 403.  Beyond the Highway 2 interchange, Highway 403 quickly narrows to two lanes.

Photo taken: October 7th, 2011.

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City of Hamilton Easterly view at the intersection of Main and Osler Street in western Hamilton.  A right turn was required at this intersection for traffic continuing easterly along Highway 2.  This signage has long been removed.
Photo taken: May 7th, 2005.
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West of Highway 2 in Hamilton, Highway 8 continues for Kitchener/Waterloo and Beyond.  Click here for Highway 8-West images.
City of Hamilton Westbound signage approaching the western junction of Highway 8 and 2 in western Hamilton.

Photo taken: May 7th, 2005.
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City of Hamilton Eastbound reassurance signage in Hamilton for Highways 2 and 8.

Photo taken: May 7th, 2005.
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City of Hamilton View looking across Burlington Bay towards Hamilton's Steel District from the High Level Bridge.  Hamilton is well known for its steel production in Ontario.

Photo taken: October 22nd, 2010.

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City of Hamilton This view looks alongside Burlington Bay from the High Level Bridge towards Downtown Hamilton.  Contrast this photo to the above photo.  Hamilton often receives a bad rap because of its very visible industrial district, however much of the city is quite pleasant, and actually very scenic.
Photo taken: October 22nd, 2010.

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City of Burlington

Regional Municipality of Halton
Looking east as Highway 2 passes underneath of the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington on a cold winter night.

Picture taken: February 2nd, 2009.


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City of Toronto View looking easterly towards the City of Toronto Skyline from a roadside park adjacent to the Lakeshore Boulevard interchange with the Gardiner Expressway.

Photo taken: January 8th, 2012.

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