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In 2007, a 170 kilometre portion of the highway stretching from CFB Trenton to the Don Valley Parkway (and later Keele Street) in Toronto was designated the Highway of Heroes, reflecting its use as the route for funeral convoys carrying fallen Canadian Forces service men and women from CFB Trenton to the coroner’s office in Toronto.

This designation honours those men and women who have made such a vital contribution to our way of life,and offers a wonderful opportunity to tell the story of Canadian Veterans. The goal is to implement a largescale planting program (117,000 trees) and create a series of elements along the roadway that will remind those who pass by of the great debt we owe these courageous Canadians.  3,000 trees have been planted as of Spring, 2017.

The Highway of Heroes Tribute organization currrently has a "Canada 150 Tree" campaign in progress.  All money raised goes directly to tree planting, as all administrative costs have been covered by a private donor. All trees to be planted are native species.
For more information about this program, please visit:

The Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) of which Cobourg is a member, approved this project as an OHA Initiative and agreed to match donations, up to a maximum of $2,500. Click on the following to see donation details, etc. Highway of Heroes