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Queen Elizabeth Highway and Bridge, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.


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Posted by Gord Hines, 13 July 2010 at 23:08

The QEW was officially opened in 1939 (see refs below). The cars, in enlarged image are late 1930s - 1940s - early 1950s images.

My final guess would be "circa 1939-40" to coincide with the 1939 Royal Visit by King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth.

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=visit+opening+%22queen+elizabeth%22+highway+toronto&num=100&scoring=a&hl=en&ned=ca&sa=N&sugg=d&as_ldate=1940&as_hdate=1949&lnav=hist1

AUTOMOBILES IN THE NEWS--MOTORISTS ON THE ROAD; CANADA GETS QUEEN ... $3.95 - New York Times - Aug 18, 1940 Opening next Friday of Ontario's new four lane express highway, the Queen ... Province will open the Queen Elizabeth Way from Toronto to Niagara Falls. ... Related web pages

New 73-Mile Superhighway Opens in Canada Pay-Per-View - Christian Science Monitor - ProQuest Archiver - Aug 23, 1940 TORONTO Aug 23The formal opening tonight of the Queen Elizabeth Way will put ... on this new divided highway The improvement is especially noticeable at the ... Related web pages

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Queen Elizabeth Highway and Bridge, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.