1996 - Version "A" Date Coded - (96/500,000/R)
1996 - Version "B" Date Coded - (96/200,000/R)
 
Cover Description:  White background with black text above and below a sepia toned photograph.  The photograph portrays a number of vehicles traveling along Yonge Street circa mid- 1920's.  The photograph measures 3 7/8" wide by 6 1/4" high.  A semi transparent white square covers the top of the photograph and contains a 200 years Yonge Logo and the title "Official Road Map" in English and French.  The area below the picture names the two ministries and has the Ontario tourism logo.
- 1996 Version "A" - Price on map is $3.00
- 1996 Version "B" - Price on map is $2.95
Date Code: Version "A"  - 96/500,000/R  / Version "B" - 96/200,000/R
Southern Ontario Scale: 1:700,000
Northern Ontario Scale: 1:1,600,000
Enlargement of Communities Scale: 1:250,000
 
Main Side Features: Map of Southern Ontario, Settlement Index - Southern Ontario, Tourist Route Legend, Provincial Travel Information Center Information, Map Scale (1:700,000 - main map and 1:250,000 - enlargement of communities), scale map,  Speed Conversion Chart and enlargements of 17 communities.
Opposite Side Features: Map of Northern Ontario, Settlement Index - Northern Ontario, Safety Tips/OPP Information, Legend, Map Scale, Distance Triangle, Provincial Travel Information Centers, Ontario Travel Information Numbers, Map Publications, Speed Conversion Chart, Radio Stations and enlargements of 10 communities.
 
Compiled By: Cartographic Mapping Unit, Ministry of Transportation
Note: More area was provided for the legend and the OPP information was added in below the Safety Tips.

 96A
1996 - Version A Date Coded - (96/500,000/R)
96B 
 Cover - 1996 - Version B Date Coded - (96/200,000/R)

 96Bback
1996 Version "A" & "B" Back Cove
In 1996 Yonge Street was a part of Highway 11, which led to the claims that Yonge Street was the longest street in the world.  Running from the shores of Lake Ontario, through central and northern Ontario to the Ontario - Minnesota border at Rainy River, Highway 11 was over 1896 kilometers long, but Yonge Street could only be called the longest street in the world if "Highway 11" and "Yonge Street" were synonymous, which was debatable. However, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized this claim as late as 1998.
Changes in 1998 of provincial responsibility separated the now locally funded and controlled Yonge Street from Highway 11.  As a result, {Provincial Highway 11 now does not start until after the city of Barrie (or Crown Hill), just north of where the name "Yonge Street" ends.  The Guinness Book of World Records no longer lists the claim that Yonge Street is the longest street in the world, citing instead the Pan-American Highway as the world's longest 'motorable road'.

 

Plaque

Historical Plaque - East side of Yonge St, near
 Queen's Quay, Toronto
Yonge Street
200years200 Years Yonge (Young) Logo
Yonge Street TO Yonge Street ON