The section of Highway 401 between Trenton and Toronto will be renamed The Highway of Heroes in honour of Canada’s fallen soldiers. Crowds have been gathering on overpasses along this route to pay tribute to the fallen as they are driven from CFB Trenton to Toronto. The new designation joins a list of names for the 401, which includes The King’s Highway No. 401, The Macdonald-Cartier Freeway, and The Leslie M. Frost Thruway (which was approved but never enacted).
Illustration by Kevin McBride.