Now you are on Yonge Street, which is the main street of Toronto. It is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records the longest street in the world. Its length is 1896 kilometers.. The street begins at the waterfront of Lake Ontario, and cutting the city in two, leaving the north, past Lake Simcoe to the town of Cochrane. From there, Young Street gradually turns west and ends at the border with the state of Minnesota.. It is believed that originally were part of the street Young Indian trail. She also enjoyed many European explorers and the troops. Then, in 1793, Governor John Simcoe named a street in honor of Sir George Young and forced the owners of adjacent land to the street to clear the area and make it a road. From 1816 on it began to regularly move the cart, and by the mid-nineteenth century, Young became the main street of Toronto.. Today, along the street, inside the city limits, goes underground, and has settled countless shops, restaurants, cafes, boutiques, clubs and bars..