Historic Yonge Street

by Female Abroad

Did you know that it is illegal to drag a dead horse down Yonge Street on a Sunday? I'm not sure how many times that happened historically for that law to be put into place but the chances of you seeing even a live horse on the street these days is rare. Although there is quite the ecletic mix of people that come to the area, they are usually there to shop. A lot of people really enjoy travelling to Toronto, specifically Yonge Street, for the shopping because it has a lot of shops and brands that are exclusive to the province of Ontario.

Yonge Street, at one time was the longest street in the world and is one of the best places to shop in Toronto. Here, you'll find a wide variety of stores, including both well-known brand names and obscure stores with a wide selection of unique items. There are numerous restaurants in this area as well, ranging from delis to small mom-and-pop eateries serving anything from Chinese to Italian cuisine.

The street's historical significance stems not just from its length but also from the fact that many Torontonians used it to access the subway and other key municipal facilities from it. If you plan on walking the entire street, do not feel ashamed when you can never reach the end as it is super long. To try to explain just how long the street is, when the Blue Jays won the World Series (baseball) in 1992/3, over one million people fit on the street at the same time. Because of this, Yonge Street should be one of your top stops if you ever travel to Toronto as it is basically the heartbeat of the city.

From here you can see everything that Toronto has to show and you will not be disappointed with what you discover as you explore; just make sure to bring a comfy pair of walking shoes!