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Highway 48 is a provincially-maintained highway in southern Ontariomarker that extends from Major Mackenzie Drive in Markhammarker to Highway 12 south-east of Beaverton, Ontariomarker. Prior to 1998, Highway 48 extended from in Toronto to in Coboconkmarker with a total length of . However, on the province transferred the responsibility of maintaining the southern and northern sections to the regional governments that those sections lie within.

Route description

Looking northbound on Highway 48 at the intersection with Old Homestead Road.
Highways 48 is a straight road for most of its length. From it travels north for along the 8th concession of York Region (Yonge Street being the 1st) to just south of . From here, it makes several gentle curves to the east and north for , where it veers to the east at and follows a former concession road for to . East of this junction, it veers north to the boundary between the historic townships of Brock and Thorah, and follows it east to . The road is paved in its entirety.


Highway 48 began as an unpaved road on March 24, 1937 at 9.6 km and was paved in 1947. In 1954 it was extended to 82 km to connect to Port Bolster by the Department of Highways (with gravel sections). In 1962, it was extended to the former Highway 46 at Bolsover with a length of 100 km. A business route, 48B, was built through Beaverton (Since renumbered as Durham Regional Road 23) in 1965. The final 28 km from Bolsovermarker to Coboconk was transferred from Highway 46 in 1975.

The Toronto section (from Highway 401 to Steeles Avenue) is now known as Markham Road. The York Region section (from Steeles Avenue to York Regional Road 73) was renamed York Regional Road 68. By 2009, the section between York Regional Road 73 to York Regional Road 25 was downloaded to the town of Markham. Once the northern section of the Donald Cousens Parkway is constructed between York Regional Road 25 to Highway 48, it is expected that Highway 48 will be decommissioned between York RR 25 and the DCP, thus making Highway 48/York RR 48 a continuous route.

The Kawartha Lakesmarker section (from to ) is now known as and Durham Regional Highway 48.

Highway 48's concurrent section with Highway 12 prior to 1998 is designated as a Trans-Canada Highway route.


  • Spring Lakes Golf and Country Club
  • Maple of Ballantrae Golf Club
  • Ballantrae Golf and Country Club
  • Lyndhurst Golf Course
  • Pines of Georgina Golf Club
  • Gamebridge Lock 41 National Park
  • Mitchell Lake
  • Balsam Lake Provincial Park

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