Toronto


Toronto
   Capital of the province of Ontario. The name is of Huron origin and means "place of meeting." Fort Rouillé was built on the site of the city by the French in 1749; also known as Fort Toronto. In 1793, Governor Simcoe moved the seat of government from Newark (Niagara), to Toronto Bay, and named the new settlement York. In 1813 it was captured and sacked by the Americans. In 1834 the city was incorporated, and renamed Toronto.
   Index: E Becomes joint seat of government with Quebec, 78. B Represented by George Brown in Parliament, 99; Board of Trade of advocates incorporation of North-West Territories with Canada, 216. BL Attack on, planned in 1837, 43; banquet to Baldwin and others, 220-221; aspires to honour of capital, 181; Orange mob burn Baldwin and Hincks in effigy, 187; under Baldwin's Municipal Act, 300; becomes seat of government, 338. S Name of, officially changed to York, 203; building regulations in, 203. C City council asks Poulett Thomson to disfranchise French of Lower Canada, 99. See also York.
   Bib.: Robinson, History of Toronto; Robertson, Landmarks of Toronto; Adam, Toronto Old and New; Scadding, Toronto of Old; Mulvany, Toronto Past and Present; Taylor, Toronto Called Back.

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