Ontario Highway 407

tolled highway in Ontario

King's Highway 407, commonly referred to as Ontario Highway 407 and colloquially as the "four-oh-seven", is a privately owned toll highway north of Toronto in Ontario. It uses cameras to track licence plates instead of having toll booths. To reduce the price of using the highway riders can get transponders. The highway lets drivers bypass traffic on the Ontario Highway 401. The route spans the entire Greater Toronto Area (GTA) around the city of Toronto, travelling through the suburbs of Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Markham, Pickering, Whitby, and Oshawa before ending in Clarington, north of Orono. Highway 407 is officially known as the 407 Express Toll Route (407 ETR). It begins at the junction of the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and Highway 403 in Burlington, and travels 108.8 km (67.1 mi) across the GTA to Brock Road in Pickering. East of Brock Road, the tollway continues east as Highway 407 (referred to as Highway 407 East during development to distinguish it from the 407 ETR), a toll route operated by the provincial government, for 43.4 km (27.0 mi) to Highway 35/115 in Clarington. The route interchanges with nine freeways: the QEW, Highway 403, Highway 401, Highway 410, Highway 427, Highway 400, Highway 404, Highway 412, and Highway 418. Highway 407 is an electronically operated toll highway in the Greater Toronto Area.

Highway 407 marker

Highway 407

Highway 407 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by
Province of Ontario
407 ETR Concession Company Limited
Length151.4 km[1][2] (94.1 mi)
HistoryProposed 1959–1986,[3]
Opened 1997–2001[4][5]
Extended 2016–2019[6][7][8]
Major junctions
West end Highway 403 / Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington
Major intersections
East end  Highway 35 / Highway 115 in Clarington
Highway system
Highway 406Highway 409
Electronic Toll Equipment in Ontario

References change

  1. "Map / Toll Calculator". 407 ETR. December 11, 2019. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  2. "Design - Highway 407 Project". Highway407east.com. October 2012. Archived from the original on July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  3. Sewell, John (2009). The Shape of the Suburbs: Understanding Toronto's Sprawl. University of Toronto Press. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-8020-9884-9. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
  4. Mitchell, Bob (June 6, 1997). "At Last – Opening Bell Tolls for the 407". News. The Toronto Star. pp. A1, A6.
  5. Settlement of Claim of Richard Prendiville (PDF) (Report). Ontario Superior Court of Justice. December 12, 2001. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 27, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  6. "Hwy. 407 eastern extension opens between Pickering and Oshawa". Inside Toronto. June 21, 2016. Archived from the original on December 28, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  7. "Ontario Opens New Section of Highway in Durham Region". Ontario Newsroom. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  8. "Extension of Ontario Hwy. 407, new Hwy. 418 open east of Toronto". On-Site. December 9, 2019. Retrieved December 11, 2019.