Ontario Highway 407

tolled highway in Ontario

Ontario Highway 407, also known as 407 ETR (Express Toll Route), is a privately owned toll highway north of Toronto in Ontario. It used camera technology to track licence plates instead of having toll booths. To reduce the price of using the highway riders can get transponders. The highway is commonly used to bypass traffic on the Ontario Highway 401.

Highway 407 shield

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. 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.
  2. Mitchell, Bob (June 6, 1997). "At Last – Opening Bell Tolls for the 407". News. The Toronto Star. pp. A1, A6.
  3. 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.
  4. "Hwy. 407 eastern extension opens between Pickering and Oshawa". Inside Toronto. June 21, 2016.
  5. "Ontario Opens New Section of Highway in Durham Region". Ontario Newsroom. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  6. "Extension of Ontario Hwy. 407, new Hwy. 418 open east of Toronto". On-Site. December 9, 2019. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  7. "Map / Toll Calculator". 407 ETR. December 11, 2019. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  8. "Design - Highway 407 Project". Highway407east.com. October 2012. Archived from the original on July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.