Yonge Street is 1896 km (1178 miles) from the Lake Shore in Toronto to Rainy River at the Ontario/Minnesota border. Some argue that Yonge Street is only 56 km at the point where Highway 11 takes over.

It became Toronto's main street at the end of the 19th Century. Yonge Street intersects with five other major streets in the downtown area and serves to draw crowds of people downtown for business and entertainment.

Yonge Street is said to be the longest street in the world.