Yonge Street

In my country and in the european countries I know, every little street has its own name.It was a great surprise for me when I arrived in Toronto and streets would go for km and were labeled East and West.

This was very confusing until it turned out to be very simple.There is one main street that divides in West and East every street perpendicular to it. And there are other parallel streets to this one making the streets very easy to navigate.Even if you get lost you eventually will find a street you know and can trace back from there.

Of course that saying you live in number x of street y is not very informative.This is why you usually designate a place by the main streets that intersection around there.

As you might have guessed by now Yonge Street is the street that divides West and East.It travels from lake Ontario to North and it was formerly listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest street in the world at 1896 km,and is a national historic site.

Today I’ll take you trough a few kilometres of Yonge travelling from tha lake up. In the pictures you’re facing north , and , as you might notice the pictures were taken during summer.We will travel approximately 30 km.

Hope you enjoy the journey.

Beginning of Yonge Street

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Hockey Hall of Fame(Yonge and Front)

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Dundas Square(Yonge and Dundas)

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Yonge and Bloor

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Beltline Park

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Yonge and Mill

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Yonge and Sheppard

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Beginning ofย  York Region

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Yonge and Major Mackenzie

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Aurora

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sher
    Sep 28, 2009 @ 18:16:27

    Thanks for taking us along on your trip ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

  2. Kari
    Sep 29, 2009 @ 01:17:35

    I love these posts so much. It’s so fun to see different parts of the city through your eyes. I should do this sometime in my area. ๐Ÿ™‚

    What is that gorgeous old building in Dundas Square?

    Reply

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