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Near Mallorytown in Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Macdonald Cartier Freeway

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2018
1. The Macdonald Cartier Freeway Marker
Inscription.

This plaque commemorates the completion of the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway (Highway 401), the longest freeway operated without tolls by a single highway authority in North America.

Covering 510 miles between Windsor on the United States border and the Ontario-Quebec boundary, it serves the richest economic region in Canada.

In January, 1965, it was named by The Honourable John P. Robarts, Prime Minister of Ontario, in honour of the two founding architects of the Confederation of Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir Georges-Etienne Cartier.

This site is located on the last section of construction consisting of 15 miles between Ivy lea and Highway 2, which was completed on October 11, 1968.
 
Erected by Ontario Department of Highways.
 
Location. 44° 29.352′ N, 75° 51.445′ W. Marker is near Mallorytown, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker is on Provincial Highway 401, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the westbound travel plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: Mallorytown North Travel Plaza, Be/Exits 675 & 687, Mallorytown, Ontario K0E 1R0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Macdonald Cartier Freeway

The Macdonald Cartier Freeway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2018
2. The Macdonald Cartier Freeway Marker
(approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Chimney Island (Bridge Island) (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); The Chippewa Bay Area (approx. 7 kilometers away in the U.S.); Crossover Island (approx. 7.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); Oak Point (approx. 8.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); The Thousand Islands (approx. 9.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); Bay Road Cemetery (approx. 13.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); First Church (approx. 13.5 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mallorytown.
 
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Also see . . .  Ontario Highway 401. (Submitted on October 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 13 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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