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August 21, 2022

30 Fascinating Then and Now Photos Capture Yonge Street, Toronto in 1954 and 2014

Yonge Street is a major arterial route in the Canadian province of Ontario connecting the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto to Lake Simcoe, a gateway to the Upper Great Lakes.

Yonge Street, Toronto in 1954 and 2014

Once the southernmost leg of provincial Highway 11, linking the provincial capital with northern Ontario, Yonge Street has been referred to as “Main Street Ontario” and (including the Bradford-to-Barrie extension) is 86 kilometers (53 mi) long.

In Toronto and York Region, Yonge Street is the north-south baseline from which street numbering is reckoned east and west. The eastern branch of the subway Line 1 Yonge–University serves nearly the entire length of the street in Toronto; it serves as the spine of the Toronto subway system, linking to suburban commuter systems such as the Viva Blue BRT.

Yonge Street is a commercial main thoroughfare rather than a ceremonial one, with the Downtown Yonge shopping and entertainment district containing landmarks such as the Eaton Centre and Yonge-Dundas Square.

These fascinating photos from Howard of Yonge Street, Toronto in 1954 and 2014 that show how this street has changed for 60 years.

 83 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

85-87 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

207 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

243 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

271 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

273 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

283 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

302 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

314 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

318 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

325 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

336 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

338 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

346 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

348A Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

350 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

354A Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

361 1/2 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

364 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

365 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

368 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

369-371 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

370 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

371 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

374 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

389 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

433 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

439A Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

462 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014

478 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1954-2014




1 comment:

  1. Certainly in 2014 the street had too many restaurants!
    A lot of that has changed by now!

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