Making the Business of Life Easier

   Finance globeinvestor   Careers globecareers.workopolis Subscribe to The Globe
The Globe and Mail/
Home | Business | National | Int'l | Sports | Columnists | The Arts | Tech | Travel | TV | Wheels

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

  This site      Tips


  The Web Google


  Where to Find It

Breaking News
  Home Page

  Report on Business



Read and Win Contest

Print Edition
  Front Page

  Report on Business




  Arts & Entertainment



  Headline Index

 Other Sections

  Births & Deaths






  Facts & Arguments




  Real Estate









  Food & Dining




  Online Personals

  TV Listings/News

 Specials & Series
  All Reports...

  Where to Find It
 A quick guide to what's available on the site



  Customer Service

  Help & Contact Us



 Web Site

  E-Mail Newsletters

  Free Headlines

  Help & Contact Us

  Make Us Home

  Mobile New

  Press Room

  Privacy Policy

  Terms & Conditions

Quick facts about a long road
Globe and Mail Update
Saturday, August 4, 2001

  • To take a cab from one end of Yonge Street to the other it would cost more than $2,000.

  • The Longest street in the world begins at the Toronto Harbour, runs 1,896 kilometres to pass through numerous Ontario towns to Rainy River, Ontario - bordering Manitoba and the U.S.

  • One of the first responsibilities of York police constables in 1834 was to catch Yonge Street shop keepers who threw garbage onto the street. The task was further complicated by the persistent muddy nature of Yonge Street itself, until that portion of the street was paved in 1835.

  • The first electric lights in Toronto were illuminated outside of McConkey's restaurant at 145 Yonge Street

  • The first demonstration of public television in Canada took place at Eaton's on Yonge Street in August, 1933

  • In 1994, more than a million people poured onto Yonge Street all night to celebrate the Blue Jays winning their second straight World Series - no incidents were reported to police

  • 7-Day Site Search

    Breaking News

    Today's Weather


    Michael Posner
    Ethnic laugh lines
    Jeffrey Simpson
    Health care: Do we know better than everyone else?

    Paul Knox
    The rise of anti-anti-Americanism


    Editorial Cartoon

    Click here for the Editorial Cartoon

    Home | Business | National | Int'l | Sports | Columnists | The Arts | Tech | Travel | TV | Wheels

    © 2003 Bell Globemedia Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Help & Contact Us | Back to the top of this page
    [an error occurred while processing this directive]