Highway Number 2 in Elizabethtown

Highway #2 runs along the bottom of the township from east to west. It is interrupted by the City of Brockville sitting towards the easterly end of the township.

Before highway #401 was constructed and finished in the mid 1960’s, Highway #2 was the main road between Toronto and Montreal. There were no rest stops as we find today, but the highway was dotted with small stores, restaurants and gas stations. It was a long trip but it was a leisurely one and afforded the travelled a beautiful view of the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding countryside. Brockville was considered the halfway point on the journey between Montreal and Toronto.

Highway #2 entered Elizabethtown on the Easterly end from Augusta Township and on the Westerly end from Front of Yonge Township.

The area and places in between those two Townships is what we will be taking a look at. Transport yourself back at least 50 years and take that journey with us.

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