- Dec 19, 2004
Not that it really matters, because it doesn't, but Yonge St. has held the distinction since it was mapped in the mid-1800's. About a hundred years later, sections of it were dually named Highway 11, for the legal purpose of allowing higher speed-limits. In some towns along the route, Yonge St. continues as the main street or one of the principle streets. Many of our streets, even within city limits, are also designated highways for the same reason. It's not simply a matter of finding claims on the internet as it has been known as the world's longest street for about 150 years and is on official government documentation.basso97 said:p.s. Just because you find it on the web does not make it so. Nor does repeating it often make it so.
What I was surprised at, however, was discovering 'world's longest street' was not a category in Guinness. Maybe it's because the definition of a street likely changes from country to country, so it's difficult to determine. I'm checking the complete 2004 Guiness book tomorrow, just for my own curiosity.
But hey, it matters not. Thanks for the note about the ride. It was killer but it was fun. Wish I could do it again, but I doubt the girls will be as drawn to a bald 42 year-old guy on a cruiser as they were to a long-haired 20 year-old on a touring bike. LOL.