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Tolling Set to Begin on Highway 407 and Highway 412

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Tolling Set to Begin on Highway 407 and Highway 412

Ontario Investing in Transit, Building a Strong Economy

Ministry of Transportation

On February 1, 2017, tolling will begin on the province's new Highway 407 and Highway 412.

Highway 407, which runs eastward from Brock Rd. in Pickering to Harmony Rd. in Oshawa, and Highway 412, which connects Highway 407 and Highway 401, opened this past June. While the tolling infrastructure was being installed and calibrated, customers were able to travel free of charge.

Revenue generated from the tolls will be used to help fund new infrastructure and transit projects across the province.Toll rates for Highways 407 and 412 are lower than tolls on Highway 407 ETR. The province's rates are, on average, approximately 15 per cent lower during off-peak periods, and approximately 30 per cent lower during peak periods, as compared to Highway 407 ETR.

Motorists who drive on the privately operated Highway 407 ETR, and Ontario's Highway 407 and Highway 412 will use one transponder and receive one invoice making the tolling process straightforward and seamless.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history.To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Investing in infrastructure is part of Ontario's plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • Customers will not be double-billed for transponder leases, monthly account charges, and video toll charges. These fees will be charged only once for use of Highways 407, 412, and/or 407 ETR.
  • 407 ETR will issue tolling invoices and provide customer service on behalf of the Province of Ontario for Highways 407 and 412.
  • The final construction phase on this project is underway and includes extending Highway 407 from Harmony Road to Highway 35/115, and Highway 418 connecting Highway 407 to Highway 401. This final section will be built by 2020, with an interim opening from Harmony Road to Taunton Road at Highway 418 by late 2017.

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Steven Del Duca

“Our government knows how important Highway 407 and Highway 412 are to communities in the Durham, Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes regions. These new, publicly owned highways will provide an efficient alternate route for both commuters and travellers alike. Revenue generated from tolls will be used towards Ontario’s transportation infrastructure, which will help ensure that we can deliver critical projects exactly like these for years to come.”

Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation

Jeff Leal

“Highways 407 and 412 are creating opportunities for economic growth and development in the region. The highways are also providing another option for commuters, helping them get to where they need to be faster. The funds generated from these tolls will used to fund new transit and infrastructure projects, in the region and across the province.”

Jeff Leal

MPP for Peterborough

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