For 2018, a group of volunteers are organizing to commemorate an historic event that occurred in 1943. For the first time, a highway linked Eastern and Western Canada entirely on Canadian soil.
In 1939, there was no highway link across Ontario between Quebec and Manitoba. There was a dream of a trans-Ontario highway, but that provincial dream was subsumed under the national dream of a Trans-Canada Highway (TCH). A Trans-Canada Highway would eventually link all nine provinces, from the Maritimes on the east coast to British Columbia on the west.
In 1939, there was no highway link across Northern Ontario . . .
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