Toronto Facts

In the 17th century, indigenous people living in Toronto region started to trade with the French. The French established trading posts in Toronto in the beginning of 18th century. Toronto moved under British control in 1763. In 1793 British colonial officials founded the 'Town of York'. The 'Town of York', became the capital of the province of Upper Canada, known today as Ontario. The 'Town of York' became the 'City of Toronto’' in 1834. Toronto had a little over 9,000 residents at that time. Toronto had 50,000 residents when in 1867 Canada became a country. Today Toronto is the biggest Canadian city, and is the most important commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural center in Canada.

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