Folded Dimensions: 4.75" X 8.5"
Open Dimensions: 41 W X 25 H
Date Location: Front Cover & Legend
Cover Description: Green background with predominantly white lettering highlighted in red.  Colored drawing of bridges and vehicles - the upper half of the map portrays and modern bridge with a red sedan in a small circle.  The bottom half features the West Montrose, Ontario covered bridge with a horse drawn buggy in a small circle adjoining it.
Date Code: Non-Applicable
Southern Ontario Scale: 1" : 14 miles
Northern Ontario Scale: 1" : 28 miles
 
Main Legend Side Features: Map of Southern Ontario with legend, Index of Lakes, Index of Cities, Towns & Villages - (Southern Ontario).
Opposite Side Features: Close up maps of 40 communities (13 added over previous year), Map of Northern Ontario with legend, Mileage Tables, Illustrations of Regulatory Signs, Index of Cities, Towns and Villages - (Northern Ontario), Official Travel Information and Ontario Provincial Police Locations, St. John Ambulance First Aid Posts, What do to in case of an Accident.
Mileage Tables: Highways No.2  through to Highway No. 135 & Controlled Access Highways; QEW, 400, 401 & 402
 
Compiled By: C. P. Robins.
Prime Minister: Leslie M. Frost
Minister: Jas. N. Allan, Department of Highways
Deputy Minister: W. J. Fulton, Department of Highways
Other: Lithographed in Canada by Litho Print Ltd., Toronto

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North Arrow Used On This Map
 covered bridge
The West Montrose, Ontario covered bridge is in Waterloo County on Woolwich Township Road 50, just south of Regional Road 86 and is nicknamed the "Kissing Bridge" .
This 1959 Department of Highways photograph was the basis for the illustration on the cover of the map.  Although the bridge was shortened on the map cover - it is well represented.
On Sunday, August 28, 1960 a provincial historical plaque was unveiled commemorating this bridge - the last covered bridge in Ontario.  
Covered bridges were designed originally to help  protect the bridge deck from weather and to prevent horses from becoming alarmed while crossing over fast moving water.
(Ontario Archives)
 
  58 401
The 401 is now completed or under construction from Port Hope in the east to Highway 25 in the west in the Toronto portion.
58signs
Warning signs are now orange and black rather than yellow and black as in previous maps.
58 103
Highway 103 is under construction between Highways 12 and 69.
Safety Sayings
In an ongoing effort to promote safety on the roads - the Department of Highways  inserted safety slogans for many years on their maps.  This is the collection from the  1958 map.