What does Toronto mean?

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təˈrɒn toʊToron·to

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Toronto(noun)

    the provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada)


  1. Toronto(ProperNoun)

    The provincial capital of Ontario, Canada.

    Etymology: From tkaronto, originally referring to the strait between Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching.


  1. Toronto

    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

  1. Toronto

    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

  1. toronto

    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

  1. Toronto

    Indian for “oak-trees beside the lake.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Toronto in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Toronto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Toronto in a Sentence

  1. John Tory:

    This championship is the culmination of years of patience, support, devotion and belief. Toronto has proven that it is a basketball city and that the game thrives in The North.

  2. Doug Ford:

    We can not afford a province-wide lockdown, so we are taking preventative action today by moving Toronto and Peel into lockdown level restrictions, we need to take decisive action to stop the spread of this deadly virus.

  3. Toronto Police:

    After a detailed investigation, Toronto Police have determined that the events described in the original news release did not happen, the investigation is concluded.

  4. Gomez Cora:

    ( The 2015 Pan-American Games in) Toronto was perfect with all the athletes in a modern village but now it will be multiplied by five continents and other greats, seeing top basketball players, golfers,( sprinter) Usain Bolt with Gomez Cora little tray next to you in the meal queue, i'd be happy to stay there for two hours, you usually curse when a queue is long but I'd want it to be eternal and it's not a forced situation, it's natural and you're all there as equals.

  5. Bruce Dickinson:

    I met him a long time ago … in Toronto when he and his band came and they were sitting, watching us do a soundcheck, and he came backstage after we finished. And I ’m not exactly the world’s tallest guy. I ’m like 5 ’ 6.

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