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One of the most famous landmarks on Bathurst Street.
One of the most famous landmarks on Bathurst Street.

Bathurst Street is a north-south thoroughfare in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and into York Region. The street was named for Lord Henry Bathurst (1762–1834), the British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies from 1812 to 1827. York Regional Road 38 or Bathurst Street is a north-south throughfare travels from Toronto, Ontario into York Region. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 464 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (720 × 930 pixel, file size: 190 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Taken by SimonP in April 2005 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 464 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (720 × 930 pixel, file size: 190 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Taken by SimonP in April 2005 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... York Regional Municipality, also called York Municipality or York Region, is a municipality in south-central Ontario, between Lake Simcoe and Toronto. ... Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst (22 May 1762 - 27 July 1834), the elder son of the second earl. ... The Secretary of State for War and the Colonies was a British cabinet level position responsible for the army and the British colonies (other than India). ...


Bathurst Street begins at the shore of Lake Ontario. Just to the south of it is the Toronto City Centre Airport; a controversial plan to build a bridge extending Bathurst Street to the airport was scrapped by city council following the 2003 municipal elections. The southernmost part of Bathurst, south of the Gardiner Expressway, was heavily industrialized until the 1970s. These factories are mostly gone; in their place some residential development has occurred, including the extended Queen's Quay. The OMNI TV Headquarters (CFMT and CJMT) are located in this area. Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Toronto/City Centre Airport, (IATA: YTZ, ICAO: CYTZ), in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is a regional airport located on the Toronto Islands. ... The Toronto municipal election of 2003 was held on November 10, 2003. ... View of the Gardiner Expressway, west of downtown Toronto, from the pedestrian overpass at the foot of Roncesvalles Avenue. ... Queens Quay (pronounced key) is a short road that skirts along Torontos downtown waterfront area. ... CFMT is a Canadian television station, which broadcasts multicultural programming in Toronto, Ontario. ... CJMT is a Canadian television station, which broadcasts multicultural programming in Toronto, Ontario. ...


North of the Gardiner is Fort York and the beginning of a mix of small commercial and residential buildings on the western fringe of downtown. North of Queen Street the eastern side of Bathurst is the edge of the Alexandria Park cluster of housing projects, while to the west is Portugal Village. North of Dundas Street, Bathurst is dominated by Toronto Western Hospital. This part of the street continues to be a mix of small commercial establishments and residential housing, generally in the form of rental apartments. Fort York National Historic Site, on a stamp issued in 1985. ... Queen Street West is a street and a series of districts in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Portugal Village is a colourful inner city neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Dundas Street showing the 506 Carlton Streetcar (the 505 Dundas Street streetcar also runs along Dundas), with Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in background. ... The Toronto Western Hospital is part of the University Health Network with Toronto General Hospital on Bathurst Street and Dundas Street West in Toronto, Canada. ...


North of College Street Bathurst becomes more residential, with the exception of certain areas, chiefly around the intersections with Bloor Street, St. Clair Avenue, and Eglinton Avenue. Honest Ed's is at Bathurst and Bloor. The Central Technical School is located at Bathurst and Harbord, and St. Michael's College School is at Bathurst and St. Clair. The portion of Bathurst Street north of Bloor Street is the western boundary of The Annex section of Toronto. A typical College street sign in Little Italy, Toronto College Street is a main east-west route in downtown Toronto, Canada. ... Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... St. ... Eglinton Avenue is an east-west throughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The legendary Honest Eds lightbulbed sign Honest Eds is a landmark discount store located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Central Tech Central Technical School is a vocational school in Toronto, Canada. ... St. ... Larger homes typically found in the Annex north of Bloor Street. ...


This southern portion of roadway is also a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) streetcar route. The 511 Bathurst streetcar runs from Bathurst Station (on the Bloor-Danforth Line), south to Fleet Street, where it turns to connect to Exhibition Place (home of the Canadian National Exhibition). The short section of Bathurst south from Fleet Street to Queen's Quay is used by the mainly east-west 509 Harbourfront route. North of Bathurst station, TTC service is provided by the key 7 Bathurst bus route, running as far as Steeles Avenue; but, although not used in normal service, the streetcar tracks also continue along Bathurst (the southbound track briefly using Vaughan Road) as far as St. Clair Avenue to connect the TTC's Hillcrest Complex and their 512 St. Clair route to the rest of the streetcar network. During overnight hours when the subway is closed, the Bathurst bus is extended to cover the Bathurst streetcar route as well, becoming the 310 Bathurst Blue Night route. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, subways, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... The 511 Bathurst is a streetcar route operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Bathurst is a station on the Bloor-Danforth Line of the Toronto subway. ... The Bloor-Danforth line is the main east-west subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission. ... Looking East from the CNE Ferris Wheel (National Trade Centre at left, Automotive Building at right). ... Early CNE midway sign A pair of CNE Magic Passes Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is an annual event held at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Harbourfront LRT as 604 Harbourfront began service in 1990 and ceased operation upon opening of the the Spadina Avenue separated right-of-way in 1997, when it was extended north along Spadina and renamed 510 Spadina. ... Hillcrest Complex is the TTCs largest facility and is responsible for much of the maintenance work on the sytems vehicles. ... The 512 St. ... The Blue Night Network is the overnight public transit service operated by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

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Jewish Community

Bathurst Street has been the heart of the Jewish community in Toronto for many decades. From the early part of the twentieth century many Jews lived around Bathurst Street south of Bloor Street east to Spadina Avenue (and particularly Kensington Market) and west to past Christie Pits. After World War II, as the community became more middle class it moved north along Bathurst Street with wealthier members of the community moving to Forest Hill and poorer Jews moving to the area around Bathurst and St. Clair Avenue as well as around Bathurst and Eglinton Avenue. The community continued to move north along Bathurst and today much of the Jewish community resides along the street from north of St. Clair Avenue and, in higher concentrations just south of Lawrence Avenue to beyond the city limits at Steeles Avenue, and extending further until about Elgin Mills Road in Richmond Hill. It is noted that 73% of the population in this area alone is Jewish. Many synagogues are located on Bathurst, as well as many Jewish cultural centres: Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... View of Spadina Avenue, looking north from its intersecton with Dundas Street. ... Kensington Market is one of the most famous neighbourhoods in Toronto, Ontario, and in November 2006 became a National Historic Site. ... Christie Pits, 1914. ... The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ... Forest Hill is an affluent neighbourhood in central Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... St. ... Eglinton Avenue is an east-west throughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... St. ... Lawrence Avenue is a major east-west thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Steeles Avenue, near its intersection with Warden Avenue. ... Motto: En la rose, je fleuris (French for Like the rose, I flourish) Map showing Richmond Hills location in York Region Country Canada Province Ontario Region York Region Incorporated 1873 Government  - Mayor Dave Barrow  - Governing Body Richmond Hill Town Council  - MPs Lui Temelkovski, Bryon Wilfert Population (2006)[1]  - City... A synagogue (from ancient Greek: , transliterated synagogÄ“, assembly; ‎ beit knesset, house of assembly; Yiddish: or Template:Lanh-he beit tefila, house of prayer, shul; Ladino: , esnoga) is a Jewish house of worship. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ...

The Independent Order of Bnai Brith (Hebrew: Sons of the Covenant) is the oldest continually-operating Jewish service organization in the world. ... The Holy Blossom Temple is a Reform synagogue located in Toronto, Ontario and is one of the the oldest Jewish congregations in Toronto. ... The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a volunteer organization, inspired by Jewish values, that works to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families, and to ensure individual rights and freedoms for all through its network of 90,000 members, supporters, and volunteers nationwide. ...

Notable attractions

The most notable attraction on Bathurst Street is the legendary bargain goods emporium Honest Ed's, located at Bloor Street. Other attractions along Bathurst include: The legendary Honest Eds lightbulbed sign Honest Eds is a landmark discount store located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

There is partial access at Highway 401 (exit 365). Hillcrest Complex is the TTCs largest facility and is responsible for much of the maintenance work on the sytems vehicles. ... Lawrence Plaza is one of the first shopping centres in Canada. ... Sign for the park. ... Lawrence Manor is an area in the eastern quadrant of the Englemount-Lawrence neighbourhood in Toronto, Canada. ... The Toronto Western Hospital is part of the University Health Network with Toronto General Hospital on Bathurst Street and Dundas Street West in Toronto, Canada. ... Wilson Heights may refer to: Wilson Heights (electoral district), a former provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... Bathurst Street Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto. ... The modern College Street United College Street United Church is a United Church of Canada church at the corner of College and Bathurst Streets in Toronto, Canada. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ... “Macdonald-Cartier” redirects here. ...


See also

Major streets in Toronto which intersect with Bathurst (south to north):

Queens Quay (pronounced key) is a short road that skirts along Torontos downtown waterfront area. ... Lakeshore Boulevard is an east-west route running along Torontos waterfront. ... Front Street is an east-west street in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... King Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Queen Street West is a street and a series of districts in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Dundas Street showing the 506 Carlton Streetcar (the 505 Dundas Street streetcar also runs along Dundas), with Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in background. ... A typical College street sign in Little Italy, Toronto College Street is a main east-west route in downtown Toronto, Canada. ... Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... St. ... Eglinton Avenue is an east-west throughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Lawrence Avenue is a major east-west thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Wilson Avenue is a short east-west street in Toronto. ... Sheppard Avenue is an east-west arterial road in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, centering on the former city of North York. ... If you meant to search Finch Avenue in Durham Region, please check Durham Regional Road 37. ... Steeles Avenue, near its intersection with Warden Avenue. ...

Reference

  • Bathurst Street

External links

  • Google Maps of Bathurst Street

  Results from FactBites:
 
Bathurst Street - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (599 words)
The street was named for Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst (1762-1834) and British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies from 1812 to 1827.
North of Queen Street the eastern side of Bathurst is the edge of the Alexandria Park cluster of housing projects, while to the west is Portugal Village.
The portion of Bathurst street, north of Bloor street, is the western boundary of The Annex section of Toronto.
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