I feel exactly the same way, and find Regent St. (2nd pic above) to be one of the most beautiful in the world.I live in Cabbagetown and it’s so straight that you can see Wellesley St. from Gerrard. But I like streets that curve, as it slows traffic and is interesting. The British gave us the grid pattern, but their own cities, based on ancient walking paths and river banks are warrens of windy streets like below.
I wish we had more roads like this in Toronto.
Some of my favourite streets in Toronto are those just west of High Park, like Olympus, where they wind up and down the side of the embankment. There are also a few like that in Riverdale, like Ingham and Sparkhall.
There are a few in Rosedale, too, like Cluny.