The Toronto City Hall is one of the most distinctive landmarks of the city. Designed by Viljo Revell and engineered by Hannskarl Bandel, the building opened in 1965; its modernist architecture still impresses today. It was built to replace the Old City Hall (built in 1899). In the 1980 film The Kidnapping of the President starring William Shatner and Hal Holbrook the city hall and Nathan Phillips Square provided the location for a protracted hostage scene. The city hall was seen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Contagion" as one of the possible destinations of an alien portal. In the 2002 film The Tuxedo, the city hall was playing the role of "CSA Headquarters".
...that Yonge Street, Toronto's major north-south artery, can be considered the longest street in the world at 1,896 km if it is considered to be extended by Highway 11? The Guinness Book of World Records recognized this claim as late as 1998.