Yonge Street

Yonge Street is a major arterial route connecting the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto to Lake Simcoe. Until 1999, the Guinness Book of World Records repeated the popular misconception that it was 1896 km long, and thus the longest street in the world. This was due to believing that the rest of Ontario's Highway 11 is a continuation of Yonge Street. Actually Yonge Street is 56 km long.

In 1796 the street was named by Ontario's first governor John Graves Simcoe for his friend Sir George Yonge, an expert on ancient Roman roads. In Toronto and York Region, Yonge Street is the north-south baseline from which streets named and numbered east and west.

We strolled Yonge Street and its vicinity many times. Photo captions show actual dates photos were taken.

To make going through photos easier, we divided the set in Downtown and North parts. List of the locations is placed at the top of each page. Several of Yonge Street photos in the York Region are placed in the Aurora page.