Toronto, Ontario – Yonge St earned this distinction because north of Toronto it morphed into Highway 11, continuing through towns, cottage country and wilderness for 1,896 kilometres (1,178 mi). Take a stroll down to Toronto’s waterfront, and just to the east of the Hilton Hotel, embedded in the sidewalk at the foot of the street, you’ll find brass plaques marking the distances to key cities in Ontario. Until 1998 Guinness recognized this as
the longest street in the world. Whether it still is, is up for debate, because of changes in the roads near Barrie.
You can see a bronze map of Yonge St’s route embedded in the sidewalk at the north end of the Eaton Centre, just across from Dundas Square.
From the plaques at the foot of Yonge St it’s just a two-minute walk to the ferry dock for the Toronto Islands.
Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada