Front Street (Toronto)

Front Street (Toronto)

Front Street (Toronto)

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Front Street is an east-west road in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The street marks the rough outline of the shoreline of Lake Ontario as it existed during the original English settlement of York, then called Palace Street (this street name in honour of the second Parliament Buildings of Upper Canada or Palace of Parliament at the corner of Front and Parliament). The current shoreline is about 800m south as much of the inner harbour was filled in the late 19th and early 20th century for industrial development.

Famous sites that are located on Front Street include the CN Tower, Fairmont Royal York and Union Station. Metro Toronto Convention Centre is located at 255 Front Street West. 151 Front Street West is a carrier hotel that houses more than 100 telecommunications companies, as well as the Toronto Internet Exchange.

Originally beginning at the foot of the Bayview extension, construction in the West Donlands has cut the street back to Cherry Street in the east and ends at Bathurst Street in the west.

Front Street extension

A proposal to extend Front Street was made in 1999 as part of the Waterfront Regeneration plan. The plan would extend the road west to Dufferin Street, adding connections to the Gardiner Expressway. The proposed extension is supported by local councillor Joe Pantalone but is opposed by local residents who fear an influx of traffic into the Parkdale area.

Two local entrepreneurs Fred Dominelli and Dale...
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