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Yonge Street sign to exit from the Gardiner Expressway (2017).

Photography: Homage to Yonge Street
http://www.ilankelman.org/yonge.html

Yonge Street sign at Lawrence subway station (2015).


Homage to Yonge Street
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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, kilometre zero (Toronto, Canada, 2005).

Yonge Street begins and ends (2005).


Yonge Street, kilometre zero viewed from a ferry on Lake Ontario (Toronto, Canada, 2005).

Kilometre zero: The view from the water (2005).


Yonge Street and Queens Quay (Toronto, Canada, 2005).

The only option is north (2005).



Going North

Yonge Street looking south from The Esplanade (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

View from The Esplanade (2016).


Yonge Street at Front Street with the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

A cultural centre (2016).


Yonge Street at Front Street with the Hockey Hall of Fame (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

A sports centre (2016).


Yonge Street just south of Wellington Street (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

Just south of Wellington Street (2016).


Yonge Street at King Street (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

At King Street (2016).


Yonge Street just north of King Street at Galerie Christin (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

The art of Yonge Street (2016).


Yonge Street at Victoria Street (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

Archway to Victoria Street (2016).


Yonge Street just south of Richmond Street (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

Just south of Richmond Street (2016).


Yonge Street at Queen Street (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

At Queen Street (2016).


Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre (2016).


Fire escapes from buildings alongside Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

To escape from fire along Yonge Street (2016).


Grate along Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

Make Yonge Street Grate Again (2016).


Dundas Street and Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2010).

The Scramble (2010).


Ryerson University at Yonge Street and Gould Street (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

Ryerson University at Gould Street (2016).


Close-up of Ryerson University at Yonge Street and Gould Street (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

Ryerson Close-up (2016).


McGill Street Arch along Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

McGill Street Arch (2016).


Yonge Street at the McGill Street Arch (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

At the McGill Street Arch (2016).


Yellow cab at Wellesley Street and Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

At Wellesley Street (2017).


Looking along Yonge Street from Dundonald Street to Gloucester Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

From Dundonald Street to Gloucester Street (2017).


Charles Street and Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

At Charles Street (2017).


Bloor Street and Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Yonge and Bloor (2017).


Toronto Reference Library at Asquith Avenue and Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Toronto Reference Library at Asquith Avenue (2017).


Blossoms of Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Blossoming at Davenport Road and Scollard Street (2017).


Budd Sugarman Park at Aylmer Avenue and Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Local history at Aylmer Avenue (2017).


A construction crane along Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

The changing face of Yonge Street (2017).


A pattern of paving stones in the sidewalk along Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Walking on art (2017).


A shope selling knick-knacks along Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Selling wares along Yonge Street (2017).


Yonge Street flower (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Wilting (2017).


Tim Hortons along Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

What Canadian thoroughfare would be complete without? Eh? (2017).


Mt Pleasant Cemetary along Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Mt Pleasant Cemetery (2017).


TTC Headquarters at Chaplin Crescent and Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

TTC Headquarters at Chaplin Crescent (2017).


Looking at Yonge Street from Roslin Avenue (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

From Roslin Avenue (2017).


Looking along Yonge Street towards York Mills Valley (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Towards York Mills Valley (2017).


Yonge Street and the 401 (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Entering the 401 (2017).


Yonge Street and Finch Avenue (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

At Finch Avenue (2017).


Strip mall at Yonge Street and Patricia Avenue (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Strip mall at Patricia Avenue (2017).


Centerpoint Shopping Mall along Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Centerpoint Shopping Mall (2017).



Signs of Yonge Street

Yonge Street sign in Newtonbrook (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

In Newtonbrook (2017).


Yonge Street sign at Sheppard-Yonge subway station (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

At Sheppard-Yonge subway station (2017).


Yonge Street exit 369 from Highway 401 (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

Exit 369 from the 401 (2016).


Yonge Street signs when exiting Highway 401 (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

Exiting the 401 (2016).


Yonge Lawrence Village sign at Roslin Avenue (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Yonge Lawrence Village (2017).


Yonge stop for the St. Clair streetcar (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Stop for the St. Clair streetcar (2017).


Yonge Street sign at Crescent Road (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

At Crescent Road (2017).


Yonge Street sign in Toronto PATH at Yonge and Bloor (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

In PATH at Yonge and Bloor (2017).


Entrance to Bloor-Yonge subway station from PATH (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Entering Bloor-Yonge subway station from PATH (2017).


Yonge Street sign of Route of Heroes at Bloor Street (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

Route of Heroes (2016).


Yonge Street sign when exiting the CF Toronto Eaton Centre at Dundas (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Exiting the CF Toronto Eaton Centre at Dundas (2017).


Yonge Street exit from the CF Toronto Eaton Centre (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Exiting the CF Toronto Eaton Centre (2017).


Yonge Downtown sign (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

Yonge Downtown (2016).


Yonge Street at Melinda Street and Colborne Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Stop signs along Melinda Street and Colborne Street (2017).


Yonge Street sign at the Gardiner Expressway viewed from the GO Train (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Sign at the Gardiner Expressway viewed from the GO Train (2017).



Travelling Yonge Street

The 97 bus which travels along Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2016).

The 97 (2016).


Riding the 97 bus along Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Riding the 97 (2017).


Cyclist turning right onto Crescent Road from Yonge Street northbound (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Cyclist turning off Yonge Street onto Crescent Road (2017).


Driving along Yonge Street at Moore Park Avenue and Madawaska Avenue (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Driving along Yonge Street at Moore Park Avenue and Madawaska Avenue (2017).


A map of the Yonge subway (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

The Yonge subway route (2017).


Riding the Yonge Subway line between Rosedale and Bloor-Yonge stations (Toronto, Canada, 2015).

Riding the Yonge Subway line between Rosedale and Bloor-Yonge stations (2015).


The Yonge subway train approaching Rosedale (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

The Yonge subway train approaching Rosedale (2017).


A plaque of the extension of the Yonge subway at Finch (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Extending the Yonge subway (2017).



Beyond Toronto

Yonge Street just south of Steeles Avenue (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Approaching Steeles Avenue (2017).


Steeles Avenue sign at Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

The northern border of Toronto at Yonge Street (2017).


Yonge Street (Toronto, Canada, 2017).

Teaser of Yonge Street just north of Toronto (2017).



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