Name of Toronto

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The name of Toronto has a history distinct from that of the city itself.wikipedia
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Toronto

Toronto, OntarioToronto, CanadaToronto, ON
The name of Toronto has a history distinct from that of the city itself.
York was renamed and incorporated in 1834 as the city of Toronto.

Kardinal Offishall

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He released several independent 12" singles, a debut album (Eye & I), and an EP (Husslin'), before signing with major label MCA Records in 2000. The following year, Offishall released his second album, Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1, spawning the Billboard hit "BaKardi Slang", which popularized Toronto's nickname "T-dot", and the minor hit "Ol' Time Killin'"; both singles became his signature songs. After failing to release the Firestarter Vol. 2 album in 2003, on MCA, and later Geffen Records (which absorbed MCA), Offishall briefly returned to the underground scene, releasing several more independent 12" singles.

William Davies Company

William DaviesDavies pork processing facilityHogtown
One of Toronto's longstanding nicknames, "Hogtown", is attributable to the millions of pigs processed annually by the William Davies Company.

List of places referred to as the Center of the Universe

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Lake Simcoe

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Originally, the term "Taronto" referred to a channel of water between Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching on maps as early as 1675 but in time the name passed southward, and was eventually applied to a new fort at the mouth of the Humber River.

Lake Couchiching

Couchiching
Originally, the term "Taronto" referred to a channel of water between Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching on maps as early as 1675 but in time the name passed southward, and was eventually applied to a new fort at the mouth of the Humber River.

Fort Rouillé

Fort TorontoFort Rouille
Fort Toronto was the first settlement in the area, and lent its name to what became the city of Toronto.

John Graves Simcoe

John SimcoeSir John Graves SimcoeGovernor Simcoe
John Graves Simcoe identified the area as a strategic location to base a new capital for Upper Canada, believing Newark to be susceptible to American invasion.

Upper Canada

UpperProvince of Upper CanadaUpper Canadian
John Graves Simcoe identified the area as a strategic location to base a new capital for Upper Canada, believing Newark to be susceptible to American invasion.

Niagara-on-the-Lake

NiagaraNiagara-on-the-Lake, OntarioNewark
John Graves Simcoe identified the area as a strategic location to base a new capital for Upper Canada, believing Newark to be susceptible to American invasion.

Garrison Creek (Ontario)

Garrison CreekGarrisonGarçon Creek
A garrison was established at Garrison Creek, on the western entrance to the docks of Toronto Harbour, in 1793; this later became Fort York.

Toronto Harbour

Toronto BayharbourPort of Toronto
A garrison was established at Garrison Creek, on the western entrance to the docks of Toronto Harbour, in 1793; this later became Fort York.

Fort York

Old Fort YorkFort York National Historic SiteFort York Armoury
A garrison was established at Garrison Creek, on the western entrance to the docks of Toronto Harbour, in 1793; this later became Fort York.

York, Upper Canada

YorkTown of YorkOld Town of York
The settlement it defended was renamed York on August 26, 1793, as Simcoe favoured English names over those of First Nations languages, in honour of Prince Frederick, Duke of York.

First Nations

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The settlement it defended was renamed York on August 26, 1793, as Simcoe favoured English names over those of First Nations languages, in honour of Prince Frederick, Duke of York.

Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

Duke of YorkFrederick, Duke of YorkPrince Frederick, Duke of York
The settlement it defended was renamed York on August 26, 1793, as Simcoe favoured English names over those of First Nations languages, in honour of Prince Frederick, Duke of York.

York County, Ontario

York CountyYorkCounty of York
The name York lived on through the name of York County (which was later split into Metropolitan Toronto and York Region), and continues to live on through the names of several districts within the city, including Yorkville, East York, and North York, the latter two suburbs that were formally amalgamated into the "megacity" of Toronto on January 1, 1998.

Metropolitan Toronto

Metro TorontoMetro Toronto CouncilMunicipality of Metropolitan Toronto
The name York lived on through the name of York County (which was later split into Metropolitan Toronto and York Region), and continues to live on through the names of several districts within the city, including Yorkville, East York, and North York, the latter two suburbs that were formally amalgamated into the "megacity" of Toronto on January 1, 1998.

Regional Municipality of York

York RegionYorkYork Region, Ontario
The name York lived on through the name of York County (which was later split into Metropolitan Toronto and York Region), and continues to live on through the names of several districts within the city, including Yorkville, East York, and North York, the latter two suburbs that were formally amalgamated into the "megacity" of Toronto on January 1, 1998.

Yorkville, Toronto

YorkvilleVillage of YorkvilleYorkville Avenue
The name York lived on through the name of York County (which was later split into Metropolitan Toronto and York Region), and continues to live on through the names of several districts within the city, including Yorkville, East York, and North York, the latter two suburbs that were formally amalgamated into the "megacity" of Toronto on January 1, 1998.

East York

East York, OntarioEast York, TorontoBorough of East York
The name York lived on through the name of York County (which was later split into Metropolitan Toronto and York Region), and continues to live on through the names of several districts within the city, including Yorkville, East York, and North York, the latter two suburbs that were formally amalgamated into the "megacity" of Toronto on January 1, 1998.

North York

North York, OntarioNorth York, TorontoBorough of North York
The name York lived on through the name of York County (which was later split into Metropolitan Toronto and York Region), and continues to live on through the names of several districts within the city, including Yorkville, East York, and North York, the latter two suburbs that were formally amalgamated into the "megacity" of Toronto on January 1, 1998.

Amalgamation of Toronto

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The name York lived on through the name of York County (which was later split into Metropolitan Toronto and York Region), and continues to live on through the names of several districts within the city, including Yorkville, East York, and North York, the latter two suburbs that were formally amalgamated into the "megacity" of Toronto on January 1, 1998.

Mohawk people

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This narrows was called tkaronto by the Mohawk, meaning "where there are trees standing in the water," and was recorded as early as 1615 by Samuel de Champlain.