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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 to the development of the GTA, the old highway lives on as side roads, dead-end roads, or overgrown wooded trails.
The City has placed a plaque at the foot of Yonge Street, near the Toronto Star building, to remember this great link to Toronto's history.
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
(as referenced from “The Internet Movie Database”)