What is Toronto?

  • (noun): The provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada).

Toronto

Toronto (/tɵˈrɒntoʊ/, locally /ˈtrɒnoʊ/) is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A relatively modern city, Toronto's history dates back to the late 18th century, when its land was first purchased by the British Crown from the Mississaugas of the New Credit. The settlement was later established as the Town of York and proclaimed as the new capital of Upper Canada by its lieutenant governor, John Graves Simcoe. In 1834, York was incorporated as a city and renamed to its present name. The city was ransacked in the Battle of York during the War of 1812 and damaged in two great fires in 1849 and in 1904. Since its incorporation, Toronto has repeatedly expanded its borders through amalgamation with surrounding municipalities, most recently in 1998.

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Toronto, South Dakota - Demographics - 2000 Census
... There were 94 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 39.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Toronto International Teen Movie Festival
... The Toronto International Teen Movie Festival (ITMF) was a Canadian film festival that showcased the works of talented youth from Canada and around the world ... the festival in late 2004 and held the 2005 edition October 24 to 30, 2005 in Toronto ... Film Television School, Indie Access.ca, MTV Canada (now called Razer), MuchMusic, Toronto Star, Trebas Institute, Warner Brothers Pictures ...
George Bowering - Bibliography - Memoirs
... "The Moustache remembering Greg Curnoe" Toronto, Coach House, 1993 ... "A Magpie Life" Toronto, Key Porter, 2001 ... "Cars" Toronto, Coach House Books, 2002 ...
George Bowering - Bibliography - Collections of Poems (including Gathered Long Poems
... "Points on the Grid" Toronto, Contact Press, 1964 ... "Rocky Mountain Foot" Toronto, M S, 1969 ... "The Gangs of Kosmos" Toronto, House of Anansi, 1969 ...
Trinity College, Toronto - Alumni
... See also List of University of Toronto people Trinity has graduated notable academics including Michael Ignatieff and former Trinity provost Margaret MacMillan, numerous ... the Children David Ing – Academic and senior consultant Colin Johnson – Bishop of Toronto Archibald Lampman – Poet Dominic LeBlanc, PC – Parliamentarian and former Leader of the ... Church of Canada Jagoda Pike – Publisher of the Toronto Star John M ...