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Old September 21st, 2014, 02:03   #26
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Originally Posted by Lug_Nut View Post
Yeah, because it took 10 years to parade the length of Yonge St.
Ha Ha... Funny.

But you are partly correct.

Prior to 1999 "Yonge Street" ran for 1896 km all the way to Rainy River in Ontario.

From one Municipal Jurisdiction to the next it has changed from 4 lanes to a divided highway, and then back again, but still retained the name of "Yonge Street", and continued the numbering from South to North.

In 1999 the Provincial Gov't of the day got the brainy idea to "sell' the non-critical to State Commerce Secondary class roads back to their 'lower tier' Government. [1]

This then severed the continuous road into different segments. It lost the designation "Canada's Longest Road". [See Picture]

1896 km = 1053 Miles !

"The Terry Fox Marathon of Hope" started in July, 1980. Terry Fox was a Canadian Marathon Runner who had to have an amputation of one leg due to cancer. Following his initial convalescence and recovery, he began running agian. The "Marathon of Hope" had him travelling by foot 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi) in 143 days. His marathion across Canada was cut short by him developing Cancer in his lungs. [2]

His average road distance was 37.5 km per day.

To travel "Yonge Street" , could take ~90 days for a marahton runner!
(slightly longer if it's a marching parade).



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