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Bay street

noun (in Canada)
the financial centre of Toronto, in which Canada’s largest stock exchange is situated
the financial interests and powers of Toronto
Contemporary Examples

bay street had flooded in the course of the storm, as did Long Island Avenue.
Hamptons Residents Reel as Superstorm Sandy Recedes Emily J. Weitz October 30, 2012

Historical Examples

He walked slowly down Parliament to bay street, which is the principal business avenue of the town, running parallel to the shore.
Fighting for the Right Oliver Optic

At the time of his arrival in Jacksonville, bay street was paved with blocks and there were no hard surfaced streets in the city.
Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States Work Projects Administration

We had swerved again to the north, where the Powell car-line curves into bay street, and were headed direct for the wharves.
The Million-Dollar Suitcase Alice MacGowan

Most of the principal stores were on bay street, their storehouses stretching out on the wharf.
The Red Cross in Peace and War Clara Barton

bay street, as we pass it, recalls one of the early breweries of York.
Toronto of Old Henry Scadding

I was in town day before yesterday, and, while walking along bay street, I felt something licking my hand.
A Little Florida Lady Dorothy C. Paine

I paid the boatman a quarter, and we walked up to bay street.
Down South Oliver Optic

The post-office is on bay street, nearer the northern than the southern end of the street.
Down South Oliver Optic

There were far more blacks than whites down on bay street, but here there were nothing but blacks on every side.
Pieces of Eight Richard le Gallienne


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