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Date Location: Front Cover & Legend
Cover Description: Blue 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, Title & Legend
Opposite Side Features: Northern Ontario Article, Synopsis of Game Laws; 1927, Canadian Custom Regulations, Synopsis of Motor Vehicle Laws, The Highways of Ontario article, Extract of US Tariff Regulations of Special Interests to Tourists, Close up maps of 17 communities, Map of Ontario (18.5 X 11.5) showing Main Highway Routes to Ontario from Manitoba, Quebec and The United States, Tourist Camps in Ontario, Front and Rear Covers.
Mileage Tables: Highways No.2  through to Highway No. 31
Compiled & Drawn By: D. Barclay, A. Hay Chief Draughtsman
Minister: George S. Henry, Department of Public Highways
Deputy Minister: R. M. Smith, Department of Public Highways
Copyright: Crown copyright is acknowledged, materials below are reproduced for non-commercial purposes. © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2016.
Other: Copyrighted 1926 - Lithographed by Rolph-Clark-Stone Limited, Toronto, Canada
Note:  Original Issue Price was 50 Cents - a good sum in 1928.
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 Municipal Maps Featured on this Official Road Map.  Click on name below to see that map.

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


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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.

Geo. S. HENRY, Deputy Minister. 


NORTHERN ONTARIO ARTICLE - reproduced for ease of reading.

For the purposes of this sketch, Northern Ontario may be briefly described as that portion of the Province of Ontario lying north of the southerly boundary of the Districts of Nipissing and Muskoka.

The tourist entrance to this area - by road from the east - is at Pembroke, in the Renfrew District 105 1/2 miles west of Ottawa, the Dominion Capital. at which point the Provincial Highway ends. A very fair earth and gravel road extends in a westerly direction from Pembroke to Sault Ste. Marie-a distance of 421 miles-passing en route through Petawawa, where the militia camp is situated, Mattawa, Callander, North Bay, Sudbury, Thessalon, and many other towns and villages.

The Provincial Highway from the South ends at Severn Bridge - from which point a good gravel road extends northerly a distance of 130 miles to join the last described road at Callander, which is situated on Lake Nipissing about eight miles S. E. of North Bay. This road carries a heavy traffic into and through the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound.

At many points roads branch off in easterly and westerly directions which have been constructed and maintained to carry the traffic into the points of interest in a most interesting section of the Province.

From North Bay to Cochrane, a distance of 276 miles, the Ferguson Highway, completed and opened for traffic in 1927, conveys the tourist through the Timagami Forest Reserve, the Cobalt silver area, and the Kirkland Lake gold area. The rich agricultural clay belts of Northern Ontario are also traversed by the Highway, and branch roads lead to all the interesting and more important points in the District. The Porcupine gold area is situated only 35 miles to the West of the Highway and the prosperous Town of Timmins in the centre of the area is reached by a branch road from Porquis Junction.

Westwards from Cochrane the Trunk Road connecting up the many settlements along the Canadian National Railway is being rapidly extended and the year 1930 should see a continuous stretch of road from Toronto to a point some ten miles west of Hearst, the junction point of the Algoma Central Railway and the Canadian National Railway.

From Sault Ste. Marie a road runs northerly and westerly in the direction of Michipicoten on the shore of Lake Superior and this road is travelable for tourists for a distance of about forty-six miles, having been extended around Haviland Bay, closely following the shore line to Batchewana Bay Village, crossing the Chippewa and Batchewana Rivers where excellent fishing and camping can be had.

This road provides one of the most scenic routes in the Province and its proximity to the United States will undoubtedly attract many of those who at present use the excellent roads already constructed in the State of Michigan, particularly as there is a half hour ferry service between Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste, Marie, Ontario.

At the head of the Great Lakes an excellent network of roads has been provided in each direction from the Twin Cities of Fort William and Port Arthur, but access to these by the eastern tourist is only gained by steamboat or rail. or by crossing into the State of Michigan at Sault Ste. Marie, continuous auto travel may be maintained by way of Duluth, Minnesota, from which point a good gravel road carries the traffic to the Twin Cities, crossing the International Boundary at Pigeon River. By whatever means the tourists reach this delightful section of Ontario, they will be abundantly rewarded as there are many points of interest to delight them.

Another district of Northwestern Ontario only accessible brail or United States roads is the Rainy River District, reached by crossing the international bridge from International Falls, Minnesota, to Fort Frances, Ontario. From this point an excellent gravel road carries the traffic to Rainy River, a distance of sixty miles, following closely in many places along the banks of the Rainy River.

Construction work has now been commenced on a road, through the Lake of the Woods region, which will ultimately connect the Kenora and Dryden local roads with the road system in the Rainy River District and through to the roads of Minnesota.