the provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada)
The provincial capital of Ontario, Canada.
Origin: From tkaronto, originally referring to the strait between Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching.
Toronto 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. Toronto is a relatively modern city. Its history begins in the late 18th century, when the British Crown purchased its land from the Mississaugas of the New Credit. The British established a settlement there, called the Town of York, which its lieutenant governor, John Graves Simcoe, designated as the capital of Upper Canada. The city was ransacked in the Battle of York during the War of 1812. In 1834, York was incorporated as a city and renamed Toronto. It was damaged in two huge fires, in 1849 and 1904. Over the years, Toronto has several times expanded its borders through amalgamation with surrounding municipalities, most recently in 1998. The city has 2.6 million residents, according to the 2011 Census. Based on these census figures, it is currently the fifth most populous city in North America. The census metropolitan area had a population of 5,583,064, and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 6,054,191 in the 2011 Census. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, and of the densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe. Its cosmopolitan and international population reflects its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, with about 49% of the population born outside Canada. As Canada's commercial capital, it is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange and some of the nation's largest banks. Toronto will host the 2015 Pan American Games.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the second city of Canada, and metropolis of the W. and NW. regions, capital of Ontario; situated on a small bay on the NW. coast of Lake Ontario, 315 m. SW. of Montreal; is a spacious and handsomely built city, with fine churches, a splendidly equipped university, Parliament buildings, law courts, theological colleges, schools of medicine and music, libraries, &c.; does a large shipping and railway trade in lumber, fruit, grain, coal, &c.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The capital of the province of Ontario, Canada, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, 165 miles from Kingston, and 323 miles from Montreal. Its harbor or bay is capable of accommodating the largest vessels that navigate the lakes, and is defended at the entrance by a fort, which was thoroughly repaired in 1864 by the imperial government, and mounted with the most efficient modern ordnance. The town was founded in 1794, by Gov. Simcoe. It was burned by the Americans in 1813, and suffered severely in the insurrection of 1837, on which occasion it was the headquarters of the rebellion.
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Etymology and Origins
Indian for “oak-trees beside the lake.”
The numerical value of Toronto in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Toronto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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Toronto is directionless with a downward bias.
The hardest thing to open is a closed mind. (quoted 2017-12-30 in the Toronto Daily Star)
This is a huge as an asset for Toronto when you are looking for the next step to bid for 2024.
That was pretty cool, especially with all the teams and hitters that have come through Toronto.
It was a shame to lose but this was my first time final here in Toronto, so, it was a great week.
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