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Talk about your hotrods . . . ! What is believed to be the world's largest heater-planer for re-levelling asphalt road surfaces started work this week on Roselawn Ave.; east of Dufferin. It was designed by Harvey Johnson; 38; of Johnson Road Builders; Cortland St.; Toronto. Driver; abofe; is Gordon Cane; chief mechanic. Heat waves can be seen at right from high-temperature heating element. The heated asphalt is then planed level without digging up and replacing whole existing surface. Savings are estimated at 50 per cent. Visits are scheduled by engineers from Sweden; Edmonton; Sudbury; Ottawa; Hamilton; and other Canadian and U.S. centres. Open in full size

Talk about your hotrods . . . ! What is believed to be the world's largest heater-planer for re-levelling asphalt road surfaces started work this week on Roselawn Ave.; east of Dufferin. It was designed by Harvey Johnson; 38; of Johnson Road Builders; Cortland St.; Toronto. Driver; abofe; is Gordon Cane; chief mechanic. Heat waves can be seen at right from high-temperature heating element. The heated asphalt is then planed level without digging up and replacing whole existing surface. Savings are estimated at 50 per cent. Visits are scheduled by engineers from Sweden; Edmonton; Sudbury; Ottawa; Hamilton; and other Canadian and U.S. centres.

Picture, 1973, English

Talk about your hotrods . . . ! What is believed to be the world's largest heater-planer for re-levelling asphalt road surfaces started work this week on Roselawn Ave.; east of Dufferin. It was designed by Harvey Johnson; 38; of Johnson Road Builders; Cortland St.; Toronto. Driver; abofe; is Gordon Cane; chief mechanic. Heat waves can be seen at right from high-temperature heating element. The heated asphalt is then planed level without digging up and replacing whole existing surface. Savings are estimated at 50 per cent. Visits are scheduled by engineers from Sweden; Edmonton; Sudbury; Ottawa; Hamilton; and other Canadian and U.S. centres.

Picture, 1973, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Streets - Paving

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0115085f