Tuesday, October 5, 2010

L is for Lakeshore Road

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Lakeshore, or sometimes Lake Shore, Road is the old King’s Hwy #2 running along the shores of Lake Ontario between Toronto and Hamilton. Completed in 1917, it was 18 feet wide and nearly 40 mi (64 km) long and was the first concrete road in Ontario, as well as one of the longest stretches of concrete road between two cities in the world.

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14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What interesting history and a great post for the L Day! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Jingle said...

interesting location,
love the image!
fun L post.


here is mine:
http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/l-is-4-leos-lots-of-laughter/

Gramma Ann said...

Loved the little history about the L Road today.

EG Wow said...

OH! I just learned something new. I didn't know Lakeshore Road was the first concrete road in Ontario. What interesting trivia!

Vernz said...

hmmmm interesting signpost ... thanks for sharing ...

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Wanda said...

Interesting street sign that also tells you it's "downtown"

Roger Owen Green said...

love the signs and the history.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Nora said...

That's a good bit of trivia that I'll probably not remember. I'll remember the name of the road, though.

Tumblewords: said...

Interesting composition! Love this photo!

Ann said...

I wonder if I traveled on this road when I went to Toronto from Windsor?

VioletSky said...

Ann: I doubt it. you would have taken the 401 - a much, much faster highway!

Kay L. Davies said...

The sepia tones are perfect for "Old Lakeshore Rd."! Very interesting historically, too.

Kay, Alberta

Andy said...

Your postings always seems to jog my memory of things from my past. I can remember when The Lakeshore used to be a fast route for driving across town. Not any more.

Great photo.

Francisca said...

I like your L shot!

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