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

Proper Municipality Name Photo Description Photo

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

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City of Pickering

Regional Municipality of Durham

Blue signage denoting the eastern start of Highway 407 from the Highway 7 intersection at Pickering Sideroad 16.

Photo taken: August 21st, 2006.

City of Pickering

Regional Municipality of Durham

Signage directing traffic bound for Highway 7 to take the ramp to the right at the upcoming intersection.

Photo taken: August 21st, 2006.

City of Pickering

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking westerly along Highway 7 towards the Highway 407 at-grade intersection.  When Highway 407 opened to traffic in 2001, Highway 7 was realigned so that through traffic bound for Markham would be directed directly onto Highway 407.  Since this photo was taken, Highway 7 no longer narrows to two lanes (one per direction) east of this intersection.
Photo taken: August 21st, 2006.

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City of Pickering

Regional Municipality of Durham

This view looks easterly from just east of the Sideline 14 intersection.

Photo taken: April 27th, 2014. 

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City of Pickering

Regional Municipality of Durham

Three views looking looking easterly from the Paddock Road intersection.  The upper photo shows Highway 7 before construction started to widen the highway to four lanes.  The middle photo shows the advanced structure that was completed at Duffins Creek.  A new two lane structure was completed to the north of the existing alignment several years before construction started to widen the remainder of the highway.  The bridge deck of the new structure is considerably higher than that of the old structure.  The final photo was taken only several moths after construction was completed to four lane the highway through southern Durham Region.

Upper photo taken: August 21st, 2006.

Middle photo taken: June 18th, 2010.

Lower photo taken: April 27th, 2014.

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City of Pickering

Regional Municipality of Durham

View looking southerly at the Duffins Creek bridge.  The Duffins Creek Bridge was built in two phases between 2009 and 2012.

Photo taken: September 6th, 2013.


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City of Pickering

Regional Municipality of Durham

View looking easterly towards the Westney Road intersection along Highway 7.  Westney Road is the first signalized intersection east of Highway 407.

Upper photo taken: August 15th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: May 5th, 2014. 


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City of Pickering

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking west towards the Westney Road intersection along Highway 7.  Westney Road meets Highway 7 midway around the Greenwood Bypass.

Upper photo taken: August 15th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: May 5th, 2014. 


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City of Pickering

Regional Municipality of Durham

View looking west from the Salem Road intersection towards the village (and by-pass) of Greenwood.  The Greenwood By-pass was completed in 1960, to by-pass both the village of Greenwood, and two steep grades leading both in and out of the village.

Upper photo taken: August 21st, 2006.

Lower photo taken: May 5th, 2014.

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City of Pickering

Regional Municipality of Durham
Westerly view from just west of Kinsale towards the Sideline 4 intersection.

Photo taken: May 5th, 2014.

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City of Pickering

Regional Municipality of Durham
View looking easterly through Kinsale.  The profile of Highway 7 was raised considerably through Kinsale when Highway 7 was widened to four lanes.

Upper photo taken: August 21st, 2006.

Lower photo taken: May 5th, 2014.

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City of Pickering

Regional Municipality of Durham
View looking westerly through the small community of Kinsale.

Photo taken: May 5th, 2014.

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City of Pickering

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking east at the Lake Ridge Road signalized intersection.  The Pickering-Whitby Boundary follows Lake Ridge Road.

Upper photo taken: August 15th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: May 5th, 2014.


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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking west towards the Lake Ridge Road intersection.

Upper photo taken: August 15th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: May 5th, 2014.


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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking east along Highway 7 from just east of the Lake Ridge Road intersection.  A westbound climbing lane was added up this long grade during a reconstruction project that took place in 2000/01, and the highway was subsequently widened to four lanes in 2011/13.  Two new structures are being constructed overtop of Highway 7 at this location to carry the future West Durham Link tollway between the eastern extension of Highway 407 and Highway 401 at this location.  Since the lower photo was taken, construction has been started, and is scheduled to be completed before the snow flies in 2015.

Upper photo taken: October 9th, 2010.

Middle photo taken: April 27th, 2014.

Lower photo taken: October 4th, 2015.


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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
View looking westerly from the Highway 412 overpass along Highway 7.

Photo taken: October 10th, 2015.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
Easterly view along Highway 7 from the Highway 412 overpass.  The future northbound off-ramp from Highway 412 to Highway 7 is visible still under construction in this photo.
Photo taken: October 4th, 2015.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
View looking westerly towards the still under construction Highway 412 overpasses along Highway 7.

Photo taken: October 4th, 2015.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
View looking westerly along Highway 7 from Country Lane.  While it might be hard to imagine today, I doubt that two decades from now that this intersection will still be situated in open countryside.  Both photos at this location were taken before construction started on Highway 412.

Upper photo taken: August 21st, 2006.

Lower photo taken: April 27th, 2014.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
View looking westerly from just west of the future Highway 407 underpass.

Photo taken: April 27th, 2014.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
View looking easterly approaching the twin Highway 407 underpasses.  The Highway 407 underpasses are designed to support an eventual six lane cross-section for Highway 7.
Photo taken: October 10th, 2015.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
A series of three views of the grade separation that will carry Highway 7 overtop of the eastern extension of Highway 407 once it has been completed.  Surprisingly, the grade separation that carries Highway 7 overtop of the future tollway is really two grade separations.  Each structure is three lanes wide, but each have been striped only for two.  The lower two photos show a side view of the grade separations.  The middle photo looks westerly towards the southern span, while the lower photo looks easterly towards the northern span.  The abutments for the future Highway 407 structure over the Lynde Creek tributary are visible immediately north of the future Highway 407 overpass.

Photos taken: April 27th, 2014. 

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
View looking westerly along Highway 7 at the Highway 407 underpass.  Phase 1 of the eastern extension of Highway 407 through Durham Region was still under construction when this photo was taken -- click here for photos.
Photo taken: October 10th, 2015.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham
Easterly views along Highway 7 approaching the Ashburn Road intersection in Brooklin from the Highway 407 underpass.

Upper photo taken: October 10th, 2015

Lower photo taken: April 27th, 2014.

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Looking west towards the Ashburn Road intersection in Brooklin.  Traffic signals were installed in 2001 at this intersection to meet the demands of Brooklin's quickly growing residential population.

Upper photo taken: August 15th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: May 5th, 2014. 


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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

View looking easterly towards the southern Highway 12 junction in Brooklin.

Upper photo taken: October 8th, 2005.

Lower photo taken: May 5th, 2014. 

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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Signage advising eastbound trucks that an alternate route to Highway 7/12 through Downtown Brooklin is available by following truck signage.  Inconceivably however, not all portions of the alternate truck route have been built sturdily enough to handle heavy truck traffic during the spring thaw.  The truck route follows Winchester and Thickson Roads.
Photo taken: April 27th, 2014.
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Town of Whitby

Regional Municipality of Durham

Eastbound junction assembly denoting the southern Highway 12 junction.  At this intersection, traffic continuing eastbound along Highway 7 must turn left following Highway 12 northerly towards Sunderland.

Photo taken: October 8th, 2005.
Highway 12 continues south from Highway 7 into Whitby.  Click here for Highway 12-South 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.

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 auxiliary 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 Line.  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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