Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Towering Over Yonge St

Yonge St is the main street that runs north/south through the middle of Toronto and acts as the dividing line between west-end Toronto and east-end Toronto. All street numbers on the crossing streets start with #1 at Yonge St so you can tell from the address of a building how far it is from Yonge. The street itself starts at Lake Ontario and leaves the city to run all the way up to Lake Simcoe.  The clock tower in this pic is the tower that remains from Fire Hall #3 which was built in 1872 but closed in 1929 and now it is surrounded by commercial buildings. This stretch of Yonge, north of College St, has hundreds of small stores and businesses many in quite old buildings and displaying a lot of signs!
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25 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Nice shot Pat. Thanks for the info.

Sharon Anck said...

That is a very modern and sleek looking building towering over the street! We have a similar street here in Phoenix. It's Central Ave. It separates east and west Phoenix.

TexWisGirl said...

neat shot!

Revrunner said...

Certainly no lack of signs. :-)

Halcyon said...

Love strolling on Yonge! What is the new building there? A new condo?

Bill Nicholls said...

Thats a big building

Stephanie said...

Nice one!

VioletSky said...

It's a little sad to see this proud clock tower dwarfed by the glass condo building.

Andy said...

Raised and born in East York but spent a lot of my teenage years downtown on Yonge St. Most businesses like Sam The Record Man and the Downtown Movie Theatre are long gone.

Marleen said...

That looks like work in progress on the high building. Imagine working there.. Brrr

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great street shot! On my TBV list your city is (to be visited). Sigh. So many beautiful places, so little time....

Gosia k said...

I love busy cities

LĂșcia said...

The view from that building must be amazing!
Have you ever been there? ;-)

Tom said...

Towering is an understatement! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Photo Cache said...

what an impressive building that is, it towers over the area.

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William Kendall said...

I think I prefer the clock tower to the modern office tower.

Michelle said...

A nice city shot and Toronto is a city I would like to visit.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The clock tower may be dwarfed by the new building, but it still holds its own special appeal. Interesting street perspective.

Randy said...

That is some piece of architecture in the background.

Cloudia said...

Oh I do love signs, historic buildings, and towers! A triple winner today



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Linda said...

Nice perspective, and very colorful for a city street.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So much to see here, well worth enlarging to see all the details.. Seriously I feel like you are in Perth and just pretending to be in Toronto Pat :)

Jack said...

I was thinking recently that we all seem to focus in on specifics from our cities and rarely show vistas or broad streetscapes. Were you listening in?

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, it's the same Yonge Street that travels through East Gwillimbury! It's busy up here too but probably not as busy as in Toronto. :))

Faikka Aikka said...

Your blog post is famous among the visitors. I have been there before my toronto 1000 islands tour. I had a great experienced. Yonge Street is Toronto’s most visited street that usually famous among the tourist due to the Hosting parades and street performance etc. The visitors from all over the world visit there to attend the annual street festival. When the festival takes place at this time the street often closed.