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200 Years Yonge: A History

The Yonge Street as conceived by Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe is celebrated, from its beginning as a First Nation’s Trail, to the Yonge Street we know today, extending from Toronto to Innisfil. Augustus Jones, the surveyor assigned by Simcoe, the French, the German pioneers, the Loyalists – all were to influence the building of Yonge Street. With the building of a route came tolls, inns, villages, more immigrants and ultimately an avenue of economy serving as the key transportation route for the people, goods and services that represent our province.

Important places

Yonge Street (1)
Toronto (928)


Ontario (2,314)


Canada (8,082)

Other geographical areas

Rocky Mountains (370)
Central Lowlands (North America) (1,334)
Canadian Praries (1,770)
Western Canada (2,591)
Central Canada (3,035)