This was a link included in a list of Ontario's roads. All but this and one other of the history links were 404 (gone) on the Internet. I don't have permission but I am saving the contents with the original link and credit to the source.
  Ontario's Vanishing Highways
  Ontario's provincial highways are becoming a kind of endangered species these days. In a largely successful effort to get the province's budget under control, the Ontario government has been "downloading" various expenses onto counties and municipalities, one of which is Ontario's highway system. If you look at a map from the early 1990s, you'll see lots of shield symbols, which represent a King's Highway (a primary highway designation). Since around 1994, roads have been downloaded by removing the King's Highway designation and renaming the roadway as a county road. In some cases, the numbered shield symbol has just been replaced with a county flowerpot symbol, and the number has stayed the same. In many other cases, the numbers change. One casualty of this cost-cutting mechanism was King's Highway 2, which was the main east-west trunk through southern Ontario before Highway 401 was completed decades ago. Highways 2 and 401 basically ran parallel, so despite the history of the road, it was cut up into strings of county roads with different numbers. Many other highways in Southern Ontario are meeting the same fate-- if they haven't disappeared altogether, they have become discontinuous, with stretches of county-designated roads (some with different numbers) in between the King's Highway portions... somewhat confusing. Having lived in southwestern Ontario, I drove or rode my bicycle down many of these highways, and even though they're just name changes, I still get a little wistful. Highway 2 used to go from Detroit to (almost) Montreal. I lived blocks away from it London, and an old girlfriend lived a block away from it near Toronto. 22, 51, 73 and 81 are gone; 4, 15, 17 and 21 are being carved up, just to name a few. I was at a farm auction once in 1995 and I saw a group of Ontario highway signs for sale. They looked brand new, but they were a configuration I'd never seen before, with number 3 on it. That made sense, since Highway 3 is nearby, but these were very different signs. I was a student at the time, and I wish to this day I could have afforded the $40 for one. According to my information, Highway 3 (which runs from Windsor to Fort Erie) remains largely intact. The Ontario highways up in the northern half of the province are fewer in number and more spread out, and as far as I know, they aren't going to be changing with the times, aside from stretches of road within town limits. Most of the King's highways, secondary highways, and tertiary highways are staying the same. That's good news to me... I grew up riding on secondary highways 552 and 556. But as for the King's highways down south... It's the end of the road. Jon Upton : The Back Bumper Source: TRAFFIC JAM: The Back Bumper - Ontario License Plates
Gone now except for the web archives. Wish I had found it sooner. They even had events when they met up. I'm not hugely social but I would have gone to at least one to see what more I could be watching for when I see road signs, bridges and such. I do notice somethings myself. No doubt the group members had more historical information and resources (photos too). historicalhighways
About Us: The Historical Highways Society of Ontario (H.H.S.O.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and research of Ontario's highway heritage. Founded in the Fall of 2003 by the current co-presidents, Josh Anderchek and Cameron Bevers, this group now boasts over twenty members from all parts of Ontario. Through research and documentation, the organization is hoping to preserve the fascinating past of our highways for future generations to enjoy. The group's research and historical findings will be posted into this website for years to come. Our Mission Statement: The H.H.S.O. was created not only to preserve the history of former highways, their routings and changes over time, but to help in continuing the tradition of maintaining our highways viable presence for years to come. This includes being active parts in Public Information Centres for Highway construction, including reconstruction or realignment projects, as well as bringing public awareness to how important it is for our Province to be served with a seamless, high-quality highway system. We also work in suggesting alternatives, and supporting them, in maintaining a historical presence in a highways reconstruction, by having structures restored to there original glamour as close as possible while still maintaining a high standard of public safety.
Source: Historical Highways Society of Ontario - HHSO.ca
peterboroughrooftop
Our Scott Arnold spent the day in downtown Peterborough getting a great vantage of the city's architecture and buildings from rooftops. Have a look at his great pics below (notice the Market Hall Tower stands out in many).
Source: Postcard Perfect: Rooftop Views Of Downtown Peterborough — PtboCanada I went to Google Maps to get a better look. peterboroughghostsign
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Source: Panoramio - Photo of Barrie Arena Front I don't remember the Barrie Arena. We moved to Barrie about the time it was demolished. I came across this photo today and wanted to repost it. I will see what else I can find but likely there isn't much left to see from the point of urban exploration.
I don't know the history of this house or what happened to it since I took the photos in 2007. But, this is the only place I have ever felt a hint of something odd. I don't completely believe in ghosts and I don't believe in evil (not in a Biblical way) but I do think bad atmosphere hangs around and can stick with people and places. Possible Horror Movie Site Wood Picture 1322503244 Possible Horror Movie Site The Pit 1322502000 Possible Horror Movie Site Release the Hounds 1321611525 Possible Horror Movie Site Front Entrance 1322503062 Possible Horror Movie Site 1322503474 Possible Horror Movie Site 1322502824 Possible Horror Movie Site 1322502328 Possible Horror Movie Site 1322501632
I like the blue and white colours. Outside of Everett 1814293252
On the Mennonite Trail Clothesline 1351265416 On the Mennonite Trail 1351265224 On the Mennonite Trail 1351264820 On the Mennonite Trail 1351264622 On the Mennonite Trail 1351264394 On the Mennonite Trail 1351264240 On the Mennonite Trail 1350377049