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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A VERY SHORT HISTORY OF TORONTO



Humans began to occupy the Toronto region shortly after the last ice age. Many thousands of years later, in the 17th century, these indigenous peoples opened trade with the French, who subsequently established trading posts in Toronto in the 18th century. Toronto passed to British control in 1763, and the creation of an urban community began 30 years later when colonial officials built Fort York and laid out a town site. That community, ‘York,' became the capital of the province of Upper Canada (now Ontario). It also grew as an important commercial centre, and, in 1834, with 9,250 residents, it was incorporated as the ‘City of Toronto.' The population continued to expand: when Canada became a country in 1867, the city was home to 50,000 souls. By 1901, 208,000 people lived here. Today, the GTA has a population of over 5.3 million. Toronto is Canada's largest city, the heart of the nation's commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural life, and is one of the world's most liveable urban centres.

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Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Fort York, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Skyline - 1965
Toronto Skyline - 1965
Toronto Skyline - 1987
Toronto Skyline - 1987
Toronto Island Ferry
Toronto Island Ferry
HMCS Haida
HMCS Haida
Ontario Place Pod
Ontario Place Pod
Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village
Reflections - Front Street
Reflections - Front Street
Front Street
Front Street
CN Tower from Front Street
CN Tower from Front Street
Roy Thompson Hall
Roy Thompson Hall
Hockey Hall Of Fame
Hockey Hall Of Fame
Hockey Hall Of Fame
Hockey Hall Of Fame
Hockey Hall Of Fame
Hockey Hall Of Fame
Near entrance to The Hockey Hall Of Fame,  Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place)
Near entrance to The Hockey Hall Of Fame, Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place)
Fountain, Near entrance to The Hockey Hall Of Fame,  Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place)
Fountain, Near entrance to The Hockey Hall Of Fame, Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place)
Near entrance to The Hockey Hall Of Fame,  Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place)
Near entrance to The Hockey Hall Of Fame, Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place)
Stained Glass Dome, Hockey Hall Of Fame
Stained Glass Dome, Hockey Hall Of Fame
The Original Stanley Cup, Hockey Hall Of Fame
The Original Stanley Cup, Hockey Hall Of Fame
The Stanley Cup, Hockey Hall Of Fame
The Stanley Cup, Hockey Hall Of Fame
Detail Around Dome, Hockey Hall Of Fame
Detail Around Dome, Hockey Hall Of Fame
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