1926 Official Road Map of Ontario


Folded Dimensions: 4" X 9 1/2"
Open Dimensions: 37.5 W X 23.5 H
Date Location: Front Cover & Legend
Cover Description: Black text on soft yellow background. 
Date Code: Non-Applicable
Southern Ontario Scale: 1" : 16 miles
Northern Ontario Scale: Non-Applicable
 
Main Legend Side Features: Map of mostly Southern Ontario, Index of Lakes, Index of Cities, Towns & Villages, & Legend
Opposite Side Features: Northern Ontario article, Synopsis of Game Laws; 1926, Mileage Tables, Synopsis of Motor Vehicle Laws, "Tour in Canada" advertisement, The Highways of Ontario article, US Tariff Regulations, Canadian Customs & Licenses, US Customs & Licenses, "Side Trips" advertisement, "Visit Ontario" Advertisement, front and rear covers, maps of Part of Northern Ontario and Northwestern Ontario, maps of 17 municipalities as listed below.
 
Mileage Tables: Highways No.1 through to Highway No. 17
Compiled & Drawn By: D. Barclay, A. Hay Chief Draughtsman
Minister: George S. Henry, Department of Public Highways
Deputy Minister: S. L. Squire, Department of Public Highways
Other: Copyrighted 1926 - Lithographed by Rolph-Clark-Stone Limited, Toronto, Canada

Note:  Original Issue Price was 50 Cents.  It is interesting to note that on the legend of the map it indicates that Provincial Highways are numbered from "1 to 17".  In fact there was not a Highway 1 and never has been one designated as such in Ontario. In 1927 this situation was corrected and the legend was altered to reflect that highways were numbered "2 to 17"


 

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North Arrow Used On This Map
Legend

Map Legend

 Municipal Maps Featured on this Official Road Map.  Click on name below to see that map.

Belleville Kingston Ottawa Stratford
Brantford Kitchener Peterborough Toronto
Chatham London Sarnia Welland
Guelph Niagara Falls St. Catharines Windsor
Hamilton
HighwaysOfOntario

Tour

 

MVLaws

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Map of Northern Ontario -

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Northwestern Ontario -

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SideTrips
Mileage1 Mileage2

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THE HIGHWAYS OF ONTARIO ARTICLE - reproduced for ease of reading.

The Highways of Ontario have now reached an advanced stage of improvement.  This is true to such an extent that we no longer have any hesitation in broadcasting the news and inviting motor tourists to visit Ontario.  Canada's Premier Province.

For, the past twenty-five years. the Provincial Government has been interested ,financially in the improvement of Ontario's roadways, and the beneficial result of this interest, coupled with local endeavour is clearly demonstrated from the fact that out of a total of 67,821 miles in all, 31,162 are improved gravel, 5.025 arepaved.

The first interest was in 1901 when one million dollars was voted to enable the counties to finance their highways.  Only twenty-five years have passed and during that time County Road systems have been established in all the organized counties of Old Ontario.  Provincial Highways have been taken under the wings of the Department of Highways, and a greater mileage of surfaced roads is found in Ontario in proportion to the total road mileage that  is found in any other Province or state on the North American continent.  To-day good roads, not always paved, but smooth, safe roads which the motorist can use with comfort, stretch from one end of the Province to the other and lead to many beautiful spots where rest and health are found for all who seek.

It is not the purpose of this article to describe in detail Ontario's roads, but only to advise the motor owner in this Province, or the visitor, that Ontario's highways are alluring and attractive and that the picture just ahead is always worth while.

Perhaps it is not generally known that the Highway from Windsor to the Quebec border, via London will all be paved at the end of the present year and that a person will then be able to travel over 700 miles of pavement without a detour;

That a person can travel in comparative  comfort from Toronto to Sault Ste, Marie, via North Bay, over an improved road, much of it paved; that the east shore of Lake Huron has a road leading from Sarnia to Collingwood, much of it of high-class gravel construction; that Muskoka and Georgian Bay, that the Highlands of Ontario, the Kawartha Lakes or the Ottawa Valley are all connected with roads which are constantly being maintained under a patrol system.

More than a million and a half cars entered Ontario last year from the United States. This year many more will follow, and we trust that each party, having been courteously treated and having viewed nature at its best will be an advertising agency who will tell of our rushing rivers, our peaceful lakes, our towering pines and of shady brooks teeming with fish.  Our roads will be comparatively free from detours, will be patrolled by officers' whose business is to give direction and information to make highway travel safe and to make preventable accidents impossible.

Hotels, camp sites, summer cottages, farm houses, all, have entered a competition in extending a Welcome and in insuring a happy holiday. Should you at any time consider touring by motor through Ontario, the Department of Public  Highways, 110 University Avenue, Toronto, will be only too pleased to send complete information covering conditions, best routes from point to point, etc. or to outline a complete tour covering whatever period is desired. An interesting booklet giving full information respecting road laws fish and game regulations. etc., as well as describing the more outstanding points of interest and summer resorts, will also be gladly forwarded upon request.

S. L. SQUIRE, Deputy Minister.