Homage to Yonge Street
Yonge Street used to be branded as the longest street in the world. The claim stemmed from its eventual connection to King's Highway 11, so the marketing explained that it ran between Rainy River on the border with Minnesota and Toronto's lakefront. Named after Sir George Yonge in 1793, Yonge Street characterises Canada's most populous city by dividing eastern and western Toronto as well as being the route of Canada's first subway line. The street has witnessed violence, from the 4 December 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion to the 23 April 2018 attack using a van to run down pedestrians. It remains a contemporary and historic icon for tourists and visitors.
All images are copyright Ilan Kelman.
Beginning and Ending
Yonge Street begins and ends (2005).
Kilometre zero: The view from the water (2005).
View from The Esplanade (2016).
A cultural centre (2016).
A sports centre (2016).
Just south of Wellington Street (2016).
At King Street (2016).
The art of Yonge Street (2016).
Archway to Victoria Street (2016).
Just south of Richmond Street (2016).
At Queen Street (2016).
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre (2016).
To escape from fire along Yonge Street (2016).
Make Yonge Street Grate Again (2016).
The Scramble (2010).
Ryerson University at Gould Street (2016).
Ryerson Close-up (2016).
McGill Street Arch (2016).
At the McGill Street Arch (2016).
At Wellesley Street (2017).
From Dundonald Street to Gloucester Street (2017).
At Charles Street (2017).
Yonge and Bloor (2017).
Toronto Reference Library at Asquith Avenue (2017).
Blossoming at Davenport Road and Scollard Street (2017).
Local history at Aylmer Avenue (2017).
The changing face of Yonge Street (2017).
Walking on art (2017).
Selling wares along Yonge Street (2017).
What Canadian thoroughfare would be complete without? Eh? (2017).
Mt Pleasant Cemetery (2017).
TTC Headquarters at Chaplin Crescent (2017).
From Roslin Avenue (2017).
Towards York Mills Valley (2017).
Entering the 401 (2017).
At Finch Avenue (2017).
Strip mall at Patricia Avenue (2017).
Signs of Yonge Street
In Newtonbrook (2017).
At Sheppard-Yonge subway station (2017).
Exit 369 from the 401 (2016).
Exiting the 401 (2016).
Yonge Lawrence Village (2017).
Stop for the St. Clair streetcar (2017).
At Crescent Road (2017).
In PATH at Yonge and Bloor (2017).
Entering Bloor-Yonge subway station from PATH (2017).
Route of Heroes (2016).
Exiting the CF Toronto Eaton Centre at Dundas (2017).
Exiting the CF Toronto Eaton Centre (2017).
Yonge Downtown (2016).
Stop signs along Melinda Street and Colborne Street (2017).
Travelling Yonge Street
The 97 (2016).
Riding the 97 (2017).
Cyclist turning off Yonge Street onto Crescent Road (2017).
Driving along Yonge Street at Moore Park Avenue and Madawaska Avenue (2017).
The Yonge subway route (2017).
Riding the Yonge Subway line between Rosedale and Bloor-Yonge stations (2015).
The Yonge subway train approaching Rosedale (2017).
Approaching Steeles Avenue (2017).
The northern border of Toronto at Yonge Street (2017).
Teaser of Yonge Street just north of Toronto (2017).
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