LONGEST Street in the World - Yonge St - Toronto, ON, Canada
N 43° 38.510 W 079° 22.479
17T E 631093 N 4833376
Quick Description: The longest street in the world!
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 1/26/2008 3:06:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM31PJ
At one time this street held the Guinness Book of World Records for the Longest Street in the World. There is some controversy regarding this now, Guinness has removed it from the record books, but Toronto clings to the name. Seems at one time Yonge St was part of a larger system called Highway 11. Due to changes in the way the road system was run, it was disassociated from Highway 11.
However, Torontonians still claim it's all the same road.
You can read about it on the wikipedia entry here: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yonge_Street)
There is an inscription on the pier at the end of Yonge St, by Captain John's Restaurant and then a map located on the west side of Dundas Sq in front of the H & M store.
Date the Record Happened: Unknown
Where did this record happen: Toronto, ON, Canada
Who Broke this record: Unknown
Is there something to see here?: Yes
What is there to see here: Inscriptions in the sidewalk
Website that Shows record happening or area now: [Web Link]
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