Yonge Street (pronounced "young") is a major arterial street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and its northern suburbs. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. It was formerly listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest street in the world, and is a national historic site. Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records (and in previous U A national historic site is a designation that an area possesses national historical significance
Yonge Street was fundamental in the planning and layout of Toronto and Ontario, forming the basis of the concession roads in Ontario. In Upper and Lower Canada, concession roads were laid out by the colonial government through undeveloped land to define lots to be developed the name comes from a It was also the site of Canada's first subway line. A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway or metro(politan system is an electric passenger railway It serves as the dividing line between the east and west parts of east–west roads in Toronto and York Region.
Yonge Street is home or close to many attractions in Toronto, including street and theatre performances, the Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, the Hockey Hall of Fame and–at the very start of the road–'One Yonge Street', the offices of the Toronto Star newspaper. The Toronto Eaton Centre is a large Shopping mall and office complex in downtown Toronto, Ontario Canada, named after the now-defunct Eaton's Yonge-Dundas Square (commonly called Dundas Square) is a public square in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Hockey Hall of Fame ( Temple de la renommée du hockey in French) is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. One Yonge Street, built in 1970 is a 25 storey building and is home to the Toronto Star newspaper The Toronto Star is Canada 's highest-circulation newspaper though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within the province of Ontario. The Yonge Line of the Toronto Subway runs under and in open cuts beside Yonge Street from south of King Street to Finch Avenue. The Yonge-University-Spadina Line is the oldest and busiest subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Toronto subway and RT is the main Rapid transit (RT railway system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada operated by the Toronto Finch Avenue is a major east-west principal arterial road in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Viva Blue BRT line continues along Yonge from Finch to Newmarket Bus Terminal. Viva Blue, or the Finch/Richmond Hill/Newmarket line is a line on the Viva Bus rapid transit system in York Region, north of Toronto, Canada Bus rapid transit ( BRT) is a broad term given to a variety of transportation systems that through improvements to infrastructure vehicles and scheduling attempt to use
With the outbreak of war between France and Great Britain in 1793, part of the War of the First Coalition, the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (now Ontario), John Graves Simcoe, was concerned about the possibility of the United States entering British North America in support of their French allies. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands The First Coalition ( 1792 – 1797) was the first major concerted effort of multiple European powers to contain Revolutionary France. This is a list of Lieutenant governors (pronounced "lef-tenant" of the Canadian province of Ontario, before and after Confederation in 1867 Lieutenant-General John Graves Simcoe ( February 25, 1752 &ndash October 26, 1806) was the first Lieutenant governor of Upper The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In particular, the location of the capital of Upper Canada, Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake), was easily attackable across the nearby border. The Province of Upper Canada (French Province du Haut-Canada) was a British colony located in what is now the southern portion of the Province of Ontario Additionally, US forces could easily cut access to the northern Great Lakes at Lake St. Clair on the Detroit River, cutting off the important trading post at Michilimackinac. The Laurentian Great Lakes are a chain of freshwater lakes located in eastern North America, on the Canada–United States border. Lake St Clair ( French Lac Sainte-Claire) is a Lake that lies between Ontario, Canada, and Michigan in the The Detroit River is a river in the Great Lakes system about 32 miles (51 km long and 0 Michilimackinac is a name for the region mostly in the present U Simcoe planned to move the capital to a better protected location and build overland routes to the upper lakes as soon as possible.
Simcoe selected the protected natural harbour at Toronto Bay as the location for the new capital, and formed the town of York there that year. He then turned to his road building campaign in May 1793, and later wrote that the roads would greatly improve trade in the area as well, stating "There is little doubt but the produce of the Lands on this Communication will in no distant period be sufficient to supply the North West Trade with such provisions as it may, and which the Merchants concerned in that Trade constantly represent as the principal Utility. "
Prior to the construction of Yonge Street, a portage route, the Toronto Carrying-Place Trail, had already linked the lakes. Portage refers to the practice of carrying a Canoe or other Boat over land to avoid an obstacle on the water route (such as Rapids or a Waterfall The Toronto Carrying-Place Trail, also known as the Humber Portage and the Toronto Passage, was a major Portage route in Ontario, Canada linking On September 25, 1793 Simcoe and a small party of soldiers and native guides started out along the Trail towards Lake aux Claies, establishing the Pine Fort on the western branch of the Holland River, near the location of Bradford today. The Holland River is a river in Ontario, Canada that drains the Holland River watershed into Cook's Bay the southern extremity of Lake Simcoe Bradford is the primary country urban area of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Ontario, in Canada. Stopping only to rename the lake to Lake Simcoe in memory of his father, the party continued north to Lake Couchiching, and then along the Severn River to Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. Lake Simcoe is a Lake in southern Ontario, Canada, the twelfth-largest lake in the province Lake Couchiching, from the Ojibwe goojijiing meaning "Inlet" is a small lake in southern Ontario separated from Lake Simcoe by a narrow Georgian Bay (French baie Georgienne) is a large bay of Lake Huron, located in Ontario, Canada. Lake Huron, bounded on the west by the US state of Michigan, and on the east by the province of Ontario, Canada, is one of the five Great On his return he was shown a new route along another arm of the Trail, this one starting on the eastern branch of the Holland River and thereby avoiding the marshes of the western branch. They left Pine Fort on October 11 and reached York on the 15th. Simcoe selected this route for his new road, moving the southern end from the Rouge River to the western outskirts of the settled area in York, and the northern end to a proposed new town on the Holland River, St. The Rouge River is a two river system Little Rouge and Rouge River are in the east and the northeast parts of Toronto and begin at the Oak Ridges Moraine near Albans. 
Work on the road began in 1795 when the Queen's Rangers lead by Deputy Surveyor General Augustus Jones started blazing a small trail marking the route. The Queen's Rangers was a military unit who fought on the Loyalist side during the American War of Independence. Augustus Jones (ca 1757 – November 16 1836 was an American born Upper Canadian Farmer, land speculator, Magistrate,  They began their work at Eglinton Avenue and proceeded north. Eglinton Avenue is an east-west thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and in Mississauga to the west The new road, named in honour of Sir George Yonge, the British Secretary of War, ran perfectly straight towards the site of St. The Rt Hon Sir George Yonge 5th Baronet, KB (1731 &ndash 25 September 1812) was a British Secretary at War (1782–1783 and 1783–1794 The Kingdom of Great Britain, also known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain, was a State in northwest Europe, in existence from 1707 to 1800 Albans, which it reached on 16 February 1796. Events 1249 - Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols Year 1796 ( MDCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Expansion of the trail into a road was the task of local farmers, who were ordered to spend 12 days a year to clear the road of logs, and as part of their sentence, convicted drunks removed the stumps. The southern end of the road was in use in the first decade of the 19th century, and became passable all the way to the northern end in 1816. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar  The road was extended south to Bloor Street in 1796 by William Berczy, who needed a route into his settlement north of the city. Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. William Berczy ( December 10, 1744, Wallerstein near Noerdlingen Germany - February 5, 1813, New York City, USA The area south of Bloor Street proved too swampy for a major road. A path did exist running from Queen Street up to Bloor, but this stretch was known as the "road to Yonge Street" rather than considered part of the street itself. Over time the creeks were rerouted and the swamps drained. In 1812 the route was extended from Queen to the harbour, and in 1828 the entire southern portion was solidified with gravel. 
The road almost served its original purpose during the War of 1812, when a new fleet of first-rate ships started construction on the Lakes, requiring a large anchor to be shipped from England for use on a frigate that was under construction on Lake Huron. The War of 1812 was fought between the United States of America and the British Empire, particularly Great Britain and her North American colonies England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland For the bird see Frigatebird. A frigate /ˈfrɪgɪt/ is a warship The war ended while the anchor was still being moved, and now lies just outside Holland Landing in a park named in its honour.
St. Albans never developed as Simcoe had hoped, but a town eventually grew up on the land, Holland Landing, a somewhat more descriptive name. Holland Landing is a village in the town of East Gwillimbury, located in the northern part of the Regional Municipality of York, in south-central Ontario Holland Landing was settled by Quakers moving into the area after having left the USA in the aftermath of the American Revolution, who were branching out from their initial town of "Upper Yonge Street", which was later renamed Newmarket. In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" Newmarket ( 2006 Population 74295 is a Town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario
In 1824, work began to extend Yonge Street to Kempenfelt Bay near Barrie. Kempenfelt Bay is a 145 km long bay that leads into the Canadian city of Barrie Ontario. A northwestern extension was branched off the original Yonge Street in Holland Landing and ran into the new settlement of Bradford before turning north towards Barrie. Bradford is the primary country urban area of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Ontario, in Canada. Work was completed by 1827, making connections with a road previously built from Kempenfelt Bay to Penetanguishene on the shores of Georgian Bay, serving a naval base. Penetanguishene (pɛnəˈtæŋgwəʃiːn) sometimes shortened to Penetang is a Town in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. Georgian Bay (French baie Georgienne) is a large bay of Lake Huron, located in Ontario, Canada. This section of road was referred to not as Yonge Street but Penetanguishene Road. Penetanguishene Road now Highway 93, and Simcoe County Road 93, built between 1814-15 from the north side of Kempenfelt Bay (east of Barrie)
The decision was made to withdraw the military garrison in Penetanguishene in 1852. A year later, the Northern Railway of Canada was built along this established route, between Toronto and Kempenfelt Bay and extended to Collingwood by 1855. The Northern Railway of Canada was a historical Canadian Railway located in the province of Ontario. Collingwood is a town in Simcoe County, Ontario. Geographically it is situated on Nottawasaga Bay at the southern point of Georgian Bay Settlement along the Penetanguishene Road predated the road itself. A network of roads built in the 1830s (some with military strategy in mind) pushed settlement northeast along the shores of Lake Simcoe and north towards the shores of Georgian Bay. By 1860 the Muskoka Road penetrated the Canadian Shield advancing towards Lake Nipissing. The Canadian Shield &mdash also called the Laurentian Plateau, or Bouclier Canadien (French &mdash is a large geological shield covered by Lake Nipissing ( French: lac Nipissing) is a Lake in the Canadian province of Ontario.
Confederation and the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway further diminished the importance of Yonge Street, as the new Dominion of Canada heralded the construction of east-west trade routes from sea to sea. Canadian Confederation was the process by which the federal Dominion of Canada was formed beginning 1 July 1867 from the The Canadian Pacific Railway ( By the 1870s, Dr. Scadding, historian of Toronto of Old, declared that Penetanguishene did not have the importance to need an approach such as the "extension of the Yonge Street Road".
By 1919, a number of roads led from Barrie to Orillia, but not one primary route. In that year Premier Ernest C. Drury created the Ontario Department of Public Highways, with Frank Campbell Biggs, as minister. The Premier of Ontario is the first Minister of the Crown for the Canadian province of Ontario. Ernest Charles Drury ( January 22, 1878 - February 17, 1968) was a farmer politician and writer who served as Premier of The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO is an Ontario government ministry responsible for Transport Infrastructure and Law Frank Campbell Biggs (September 13 1872 Brantford Ontario – March 27 1942 Redlands California) was a United Farmers member of the Legislative Drury left the choice of route (Middle Crossroad) for the eventual Highway 11 to Biggs; thus avoiding a conflict of interest over a heated debate, as Drury lived on the farm on which he had grown up, on the Penetanguishene Road, a kilometre north of the present Crown Hill interchange. Middle Crossroad in the township of Oro-Medonte in Simcoe County, Ontario was a pioneer colonization road and now carries the traffic of Highway 11 A conflict of interest is a situation in which someone in a position of trust such as a Lawyer, Insurance adjuster, a Politician, executive or director
In the 1920s looking to support the rapidly developing mining and agricultural communities in northern Ontario, the government of Ontario sought to connect these communities to the south by commissioning a highway between North Bay and Cochrane. Cochrane Ontario, Canada, is a northern Ontario town situated on Highway 11 After construction crews pushed through the dense Temagami forest, the road was officially opened on July 2, 1927, and named the Ferguson Highway after the Hon. Events 310 - Pope Miltiades is elected 626 - In fear of assassination Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. G. Howard Ferguson, the premier of Ontario (Drury's Successor) and longtime supporter of northern development. George Howard Ferguson, PC ( June 18, 1870 - February 21, 1946) was a Conservative politician and Premier The Ferguson Highway, built north from Severn Bridge also replaced several sections of the original Muskoka Road and was incorporated into Highway 11 in the 1930s. Severn Bridge Ontario is a small community in the District of Muskoka in the province of Ontario, in Canada. Highway 11 is one of the longest of Ontario 's King's Highways with a current length ( As of 2004) of 1780 Kilometres (1106 mi) The northern stretch of Highway 11 became part of the Trans Canada Highway and, by 1965, Highway 11 extended from the foot of Yonge Street on the shores of Lake Ontario to Rainy River, on the border between Ontario and Minnesota. The Trans-Canada Highway is a federal-provincial Highway system that joins all ten provinces of Canada. The Canadian town of Rainy River ( 2006 population 909 is situated on the Ontario - Minnesota border along the Rainy River opposite Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers
During the late 1800s, the Toronto and York Radial Railway used the Yonge Street right-of-way, originally to North Toronto (then a separate town) but expanding over the years to Sutton, northeast of Holland Landing. Toronto and York Radial Railways operated Interurban transit services outside of Toronto.  The Radial Railway ran along the eastern side of the Street, allowing the prevailing winds from the west to blow snow off the slightly raised rails. The arrival of the Canadian Northern Railway in 1906 led to less traffic on the Radial, but it was not until Yonge became a major route for automobiles that the Radial truly fell into disuse. The Canadian Northern Railway ( CNoR) is a historic Canadian The last TYRR train north of Toronto ran on March 16, 1930, but the line north of the city was purchased by the local townships and re-incorporated as North Yonge Railways, who continued to run service for another eighteen years before it finally closed, along with numerous other portions of the Radial lines, in 1948. The North Yonge Railways was the Toronto Transportation Commission brief attempt into radial service The space it formerly occupied was re-used to expand Yonge Street between Aurora and Newmarket.
Today, Yonge Street exists in name as two segments and a branch. The current road runs from Lake Ontario through Toronto and the York Region to the north of Newmarket before breaking from the baseline and heading northwest along the Holland Landing bypass (constructed 1959) into Bradford. Newmarket ( 2006 Population 74295 is a Town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario Holland Landing is a village in the town of East Gwillimbury, located in the northern part of the Regional Municipality of York, in south-central Ontario Bradford is the primary country urban area of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Ontario, in Canada. At the Holland River, Yonge Street changes its name to Bridge Street 56 km north of Lake Ontario, and then changes its name to Holland Street a few blocks later. To follow the old Highway 11 one must turn right onto Barrie Street and drive out of Bradford where the Yonge Street name is picked up again. The name disappears in south Barrie just over 100 km north of Lake Ontario, changing to Burton Avenue at a mid-block location, and the road itself ends a few blocks later at a T-intersection with Essa Road. The original baseline road continues through Holland Landing, petering out roughly 56 km north of Lake Ontario, as it approaches Cook's Bay on Lake Simcoe.
Penetanguishene Road continues to exist. It was incorporated into the King's Highway network as Highway 93. The modern Penetanguishene Road deviates from the original alignment somewhat and is not as straight, but the original can still be seen in some places, labelled as "Old Penetanguishene Road".
There is also a Yonge Street in Midland, Ontario which runs from Penetanguishene Road to the Midland Bay. Midland (population 16700 2006 Canada Census is a Town located on Georgian Bay in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. Another Yonge Street can be found in Elmvale, Ontario. Springwater is a township in central Ontario, Canada in Simcoe County between Barrie and Wasaga Beach.
Yonge Street was a part of Highway 11, which led to claims that Yonge Street was the longest street in the world. Highway 11 is one of the longest of Ontario 's King's Highways with a current length ( As of 2004) of 1780 Kilometres (1106 mi) Running from the shores of Lake Ontario, through central and northern Ontario to the Ontario-Minnesota border at Rainy River, Highway 11 was over 1,896 kilometres long. Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers The Canadian town of Rainy River ( 2006 population 909 is situated on the Ontario - Minnesota border along the Rainy River opposite But Yonge Street could only be called the longest street in the world if "Highway 11" and "Yonge Street" were synonymous, which was debatable as no segment of the highway anywhere north of Barrie actually bore the Yonge Street name. However, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized this claim as late as 1998.
Changes in provincial responsibility separated the now locally-funded and controlled Yonge Street from Highway 11 during the 1990s. As a result, Highway 11 does not start until Crown Hill just outside of Barrie, several kilometres north of where the name "Yonge Street" ends. Springwater is a township in central Ontario, Canada in Simcoe County between Barrie and Wasaga Beach. The Guinness Book of World Records no longer lists Yonge as the longest street in the world, citing instead the Pan-American Highway as the world's longest "motorable road". The Pan-American Highway (see below for its name in other Western European languages is a network of Roads nearly 48000 kilometres (29800 miles in
This has not stopped Torontonians from clinging to the claim. Although current tourist campaigns do not make much of it, its status as an urban myth is bolstered by an art installation at the foot of Yonge Street and a map of its length laid out into the sidewalk in bronze at the southwest corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets. Dundas Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, also known interchangeably as Highway 5 west of Toronto is a major arterial street which forms
South of the former Toronto – North York city limit at Yonge Boulevard, Yonge Street is a four-lane historic urban arterial with heavy pedestrian traffic, passing through commercial and residential areas. Between Yonge Boulevard and Highway 401 (exit 369), Yonge opens up somewhat into parkland of the West Don Valley (Hoggs Hollow) and lower-density residential areas. This article is about the river in Toronto Canada For other rivers with the same name see Don River (disambiguation. Hoggs Hollow is an affluent neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located in the Don River Valley and centred on the intersection of Between Highways 401 and 407 (exit 77), densities and traffic increase as Yonge becomes a six-lane principal urban arterial road through North York Civic Centre and an older section of Thornhill. Highway 407, officially called the 407 Express Toll Route (ETR, is a Tollway located in the Greater Toronto Area, southern Ontario, Canada North York forms the central part of the northern half of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Thornhill ( 2006 population 106394 is an upscale community in the Greater Toronto Area in southern Ontario, Canada, located on the northern Beyond Highway 407 (remaining a principal arterial road), Yonge is a suburban commercial strip (with several exceptions in historic areas), with sections of residential and still-undeveloped land through Newmarket. South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. Newmarket ( 2006 Population 74295 is a Town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario
The speed limits are generally 50 km/h (30 mph) in most of the city of Toronto and through Thornhill, 60 km/h (35 mph) on a short section through the West Don Valley and again in most of the suburban sections north of the 407 (dropping back to 50 at times in some historic areas), and 70-80 km/h (45-50 mph) in undeveloped or lightly developed areas in the northern sections.
North of Steeles, Yonge Street is signed as York Regional Road 1 in York Region (except in Holland Landing, where it is York Regional Road 51); and Simcoe County Road 4 in Simcoe County. Steeles Avenue is an east-west street that forms the northern city limit of Toronto and the southern limit of York Region, Ontario, Canada. York Regional Road 1, or Yonge Street (pronounced as 'Young' is a major north-south road in York Region Ontario. Holland Landing is a village in the town of East Gwillimbury, located in the northern part of the Regional Municipality of York, in south-central Ontario York Regional Road 51, locally known as Yonge Street or Yonge Street Extension, is an arterial road that runs north/south in the community of Holland Landing Simcoe County Road 4, or locally known as Yonge Street (pronounced as "Young" and Barrie Street, is a major north-south county arterial route linking
Yonge Street is frequently considered to be Toronto's main street, because of its position dividing the city east and west, and the presence of the Yonge subway line. As a result, it is the traditional gathering place for public celebrations.
When the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1992 and 1993 it was estimated that 1,000,000 people gathered in the vicinity of the intersection of Yonge and Dundas, and for many blocks north and south. The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. Dundas Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, also known interchangeably as Highway 5 west of Toronto is a major arterial street which forms A similar gathering occurred in 2002, when the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team defeated the United States for the gold medal.
During lesser celebrations, like Stanley Cup playoff victories by the Toronto Maple Leafs, motorists drive up and down the street honking their horns and flying flags. The Stanley Cup (La Coupe Stanley is an Ice hockey club championship Trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL playoffs champion "Leafs" and "Maple Leafs" redirect here For the former American Hockey League team see St
Sections of the street are often closed for other events, such as an annual street festival. In 1999, Ricky Martin held an autograph session at Sunrise Records (opposites Sam the Record Man) and had a large section of Yonge Street closed for the day. Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971) better known by his Stage name Ricky Martin, is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Sam the Record Man is a Canadian record store chain that at one time was Canada 's largest music recording retailer with 130 stores  The intersection of Yonge and Dundas, centred on the plaza at Dundas Square, has been closed on occasion to host free concerts, with a major one being a free concert put on by R.E.M. on May 17, 2001, attended by 20,000 people. Yonge-Dundas Square (commonly called Dundas Square) is a public square in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. REM is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by Michael Stipe ( lead vocals) Peter Buck ( Guitar Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. In 2006, Beyoncé and John Mayer performed at the Square on September 15 and 16 respectively. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4 1981 commonly known as Beyoncé (biːˈɑn John Clayton Mayer (; born October 16 1977 is an American musician Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Toronto's annual Gay Pride, Orange Order , and Santa Claus parades also use Yonge Street for a significant portion of their routes. Pride Week is an event held in Toronto, Canada, during the last week of June each year The Orange Order is a Protestant fraternal organisation based predominantly in Northern Ireland and Scotland, but with members throughout One of the best known Santa Claus parades is the Toronto Santa Claus Parade, held annually near the middle of November in Toronto
Major streets in Toronto which intersect with Yonge (south to north):
Major highways in Toronto which interchange with Yonge: