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The Longest Street in the World

The distinction of the longest street in the world belongs to Yonge Street in the Province of Ontario.    Yonge Street starts at Lake Ontario, and runs  north through central and northern Ontario to the Ontario – Minnesota border, a distance of over 1178 miles / 1896 kilometres.    The Guinness Book of World Records recognized this claim as late as 1998.

Most of Yonge Street today exists as Highway 11, north of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Due due the development of the GTA, the old highway lives on as side roads, dead-end roads, or overgrown wooded trails.

A plaque has been placed at the foot of Yonge Street near the Toronto Star building, by the city to remember this great link to Toronto's history.

CN Tower
  • Canada has the tallest freestanding structure in the world.  Completed in 1975, the CN Tower stands 1815' and 5" tall.
  • CN Tower’s glass paneled elevator floors are the highest in the world.

The most Multicultural City in the World

Toronto is often seen as the most Multicultural City in the World with over fifty percent of its citizens born elsewhere in the world.  This leads to Toronto to having an extraordinary culinary scene as foods from all over the world are available all within a relatively short drive!

Largest Sony Big Screen

Inside Toronto’s Rogers Centre (formerly known as the SkyDome) you will find the largest Sony big screen, measuring 33 ft. x 110 ft. (10.0 m x 33.6 m).

Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny / James Bond 007)

Lois Maxwell (1927 – 2007) was born in Kitchener Ontario, and was a regular columnist of the Toronto Sun newspaper.

Morley Safer (60 Minutes / CBS)

CBS News correspondent Morley Safer of 60 Minutes fame was born in Toronto.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

  • The 1964 animated TV movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was filmed in Japan , but the entire soundtrack was recorded in a studio just off of Yonge Street, in Toronto.
  • Most of the singing and speaking cast were Canadian.
  • Billie Mae Richards ("Rudolph") and Paul Soles ("Hermey") are neighbours in an Ontario retirement community.

 (as referenced from “The Internet Movie Database”)