407 ETR | Toronto (Ontario), Canada

407 ETR

Fast, safe, reliable


Its location contributes to Toronto's urban growth

The 407 ETR is located in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and runs parallel to the first city ring road, the 401, one of North America's most congested highways.

It has 39 interchanges and more than 198 lateral entry or exit accesses, all equipped with electronic vehicle detection devices. Six of the interchanges are rapid transits to other highways. There are 148 overpasses and 76 underpasses in its 67.1 miles.

Free Flow: an innovative toll system

The innovative toll system of the 407 ETR highway does not require the user to stop at the entry or exit tollbooths. Using a registration number transmission device, it detects the vehicle, calculates the route covered and manages billing. The client automatically receives the invoice at his/her home address, and up to 1.5 million invoices can be handled per month.

Toll-setting freedom

Toll charges can be varied freely provided that traffic stays above a certain minimum level. In this way the user pays according to the timesaving provided by the highway.

407 ETR has reached one million transponders

The Canadian 407 ETR highway has reached the figure of one million transponders distributed to users, which means that more than a million drivers consider the highway a fast, safe and reliable choice.

With the dual purpose of thanking the users for their loyalty and celebrating this milestone, 10 prizes of one year's free use of the highway will be raffled.

  • Location map of the highway
    Concessionaire407 ETR Concession Company Limited
    LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
    Equity structure

    43,23% Cintra Infraestructuras S.A.
    40% CPPIB
    16,77% SNC Lavalin

    Opening date1997 ( according to sections)
    Concession start date n1999
    Concession end date2098
    Duration99 years
    PurposeConstruction, maintain and enhance
    Managed investment€ 3.527,4 B
    Jobs created117 positions
    Length of the highway108 Km (67.1 miles)
    Number of lanes2/4 per direction
    Toll systemClosed
    Payment methods acceptedTransponder or registration number detection

    The 407 ETR Toronto beltway was an important milestone for Cintra because it signified the largest private investment effort ever in a highway, amounting to 2,476 million euros. It also posed the challenge of developing and operating the first ever totally electronic "free flow" toll system in the world.