Item M400-1019 - Road Map of the Province of Ontario 1956

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CA ON00156 M/M400-1019

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Road Map of the Province of Ontario 1956

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  • 1956 (Creation)

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1 folded paper map (63.5 x 105cm)

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(1916-1971)

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In 1916, the Department of Public Highways of Ontario was formed and took on the responsibility of establishing provincial highways.
On April 1, 1937, the Department of Northern Development was created and merged with the Department of Highways of Ontario.
In 1971, the Department of Highways assumed the responsibility for Communications, which prompted it to be renamed as the Ministry of Transportation and Communications in 1972.
It later became the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario in 1987.

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Donated by Gerry Boyce.

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A road map of the northern and southern portions of the Province of Ontario. Published by the Ontario Department of Highways in 1956. Various indexes and legends are located on the map.

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Photographed and available online:
Northern portion- https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/48545571147/
Southern portion- https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/48545574117/

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