Yonge & Bloor is the unofficial dividing line between downtown and midtown Toronto. Bordering Yorkville and Rosedale, the intersection isn’t much to look at aesthetically and is home to a wide range of fast food restaurants, pubs and late night eats.
Yonge Street is the longest street in the world, beginning on the edge of Lake Ontario at the foot of Toronto, and as it passes through the city, it acts as a kind of measuring stick, delineating urban growth, character and mood. At the point of Yonge and Bloor, which has long been the central axis of Toronto, the deep downtown is left behind, and a relaxed, upscale atmosphere begins. In the history of the city, Bloor Street was the boundary that marked the beginning of the affluent residential neighbourhoods, where stone mansions were built on the edges of deep, verdant ravines. This important intersection remains an area of aspiration, a place to live and work and shop that suggests an established, uptown urban lifestyle.