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Approximately half of Toronto's population was born outside of Canada.



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  • 1721 - France built fur post at Toronto

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ onztimeln.htm

  • 1834 - York is renamed Toronto. William Lyon Mackenzie becomes the first mayor of Toronto.
    The city of Toronto started off as York, the capital of Upper Canada in 1793. York was incorporated and renamed Toronto in 1834.
    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp

  • 1848 - St. Michael’s Cathedral dedicated at Toronto

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
    200 Church St., Toronto, ONTARIO
    Established 1848
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    www.freeusandworldmaps.com
    Map
  • 1856 - Grand Trunk
    The Grand Trunk Railway opens its Toronto-Montréal line.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp

  • 1867 - Emily Stowe, the first woman doctor in Canada, begins to practice medicine in Toronto.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp

  • 1869 - Toronto
    Toronto. - The chief city of the Province of Ontario, is situated in latitude 43' 39' 24" north, and longitude 79° 2? 30" west, on the north-west...Read MORE...


  • News 1872 - WRECK OF THE ROBERT LOWE
    CONFIRMATION OF THE SAD RUMOR — EIGHTEEN LIVES LOST.

    TORONTO, Nov. 23 — The following particulars have been received regarding the Anglo-American...Read MORE...


  • 1872 - October 1 - First case reports in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, of the Great Epizootic of 1872 (equine influenza, or the "horse flu") which will substantially disrupt life in North America by mid-December.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 1, 1872

  • 1873
    TORONTO, formerly YORK, capital of Ontario, an 1 one of the most flourishing cities in the Dominion, is situated on a beautiful circular bay, on the...Read MORE...


  • 1876 - The Toronto Women's Literary Club is founded as a front for the suffrage movement.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp

  • 1880 - Emily Stowe is finally granted a license to practice medicine in Toronto.

    fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/links/resources/canadian-history/1868-to-1918.html

  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    St. Andrews Church

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    College Avenue (Queen Street)

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    The Exhibition Grounds

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Horticultural Gardens

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    A Sculling Match - Toronto Harbour

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Toronto, From the Island

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    King Street, West

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Toronto Street, and Post Office

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    University of Toronto

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Toronto, From Kingston Road

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • 1883 - Augusta Stowe, daughter of Emily, is the first woman to graduate from the Toronto Medical School. The Toronto Women's Suffrage Association replaces the Literary Club of 1876.

    fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/links/resources/canadian-history/1868-to-1918.html

  • News 1885 - The city of Toronto, Canada, had a million-dollar conflagration Sunday night. The entire city was seriously threatened.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 8, 1885

  • News 1890 - TORONTO UNIVERSITY DESTROYED.
    THE CARELESS HANDLING OF LAMPS CAUSES A HEAVY LOSS.

    Toronto, February, 14. - Toronto university was totally destroyed by fire tonight. The loss is ...Read MORE...


  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Stuttgartger Sanitary Woolen Underwear

    The T. Eaton Co., Toronto, Agts. in Canada

    Ladies' Home Journal
    November 1898
    Advertisement
  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Queen's Park, Toronto
    Postcard
  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Island Park, Toronto
    Postcard
  • 1903 - The Ivanhoe, a popular electric car, is made by Canada Cycle and Motor Co. of Toronto.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp

  • News April 19, 1904: Great fire in Toronto started
    The Great Toronto Fire destroys much of that city's downtown, but there are no fatalities.
    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    April 19, 1904

  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cowan's Swiss Milk Chocolate
    The Cowan Co., Ltd., Toronto

    St. John Daily Sun, St. John, New Brunswick - June 29, 1904
    Advertisement
  • 1909 - The first Grey Cup game; the University of Toronto football team defeats Toronto Parkdale. A trophy has been donated by the governor general, Earl Grey.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp

  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Yonge Street looking North, Toronto, Canada
    Postcard
  • 1921 - July 27 – Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting announce the discovery of the hormone insulin.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 27, 1921

  • News 1949 - 200 DIE ON FIERY SHIP. GREAT LAKES QUEEN BURNS. HOLOCAUST SINKS PLEASURE CRUISER AT TORONTO DOCK.
    400 HOLIDAYERS ESCAPE FLAMING DEATH AMID SCENES OF HORROR.

    Toronto, Ont., Sept. 17. (AP) - Nearly 200 ship-board holiday-makers, most of them...Read MORE...


  • 1950 - SIX MEET DEATH IN FIRE TRAP.
    Toronto, Jan. 21. - (CP) - Refugees from Europe's barbed wire and prison bars died behind bars yesterday in their land of promise.

    They died...Read MORE...


  • News 1954 - Hurricane Hazel
    Hazel was first spotted east of the Windward Islands on October 5. It moved through the islands later that day as a hurricane, then it moved westward ...Read MORE...


  • News March 30, 1954: Official opening of Canada's first subway (Toronto)

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    March 30, 1954

  • Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Visit Toronto
    Advertisement
  • 1975 - Toronto's CN Tower becomes the world's tallest free-standing structure (Apr. 2).

    fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/links/resources/canadian-history/1968-to-present.html



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
200 Church St., Toronto, ONTARIO
Established 1848
Source: Google maps
Photograph

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
www.freeusandworldmaps.com
Map

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
St. Andrews Church

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
College Avenue (Queen Street)

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
The Exhibition Grounds

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Horticultural Gardens

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork



Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
A Sculling Match - Toronto Harbour

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Toronto, From the Island

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
King Street, West

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Toronto Street, and Post Office

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
University of Toronto

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Toronto, From Kingston Road

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Stuttgartger Sanitary Woolen Underwear

The T. Eaton Co., Toronto, Agts. in Canada

Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Advertisement

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Queen's Park, Toronto
Postcard



Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Island Park, Toronto
Postcard

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Cowan's Swiss Milk Chocolate
The Cowan Co., Ltd., Toronto

St. John Daily Sun, St. John, New Brunswick - June 29, 1904
Advertisement

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Yonge Street looking North, Toronto, Canada
Postcard

Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pinterest
Visit Toronto
Advertisement
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  • 1721 - France built fur post at Toronto

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ onztimeln.htm
  • 1834 - York is renamed Toronto. William Lyon Mackenzie becomes the first mayor of Toronto.
    The city of Toronto started off as York, the capital of Upper Canada in 1793. York was incorporated and renamed Toronto in 1834.
    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp
  • Toronto - Travel Thru History


    206 Toronto - Travel Thru History - Full Episode (www.youtube.com)
  • 1848 - St. Michael’s Cathedral dedicated at Toronto

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1856 - Grand Trunk
    The Grand Trunk Railway opens its Toronto-Montréal line.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp
  • 1867 - Emily Stowe, the first woman doctor in Canada, begins to practice medicine in Toronto.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp
  • 1869 - Toronto
    Toronto. - The chief city of the Province of Ontario, is situated in latitude 43' 39' 24" north, and longitude 79° 2? 30" west, on the north-west... Read MORE...

  • 1872 - October 1 - First case reports in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, of the Great Epizootic of 1872 (equine influenza, or the "horse flu") which will substantially disrupt life in North America by mid-December.

    www.wikipedia.org
    October 1, 1872
  • News  1872 - WRECK OF THE ROBERT LOWE
    CONFIRMATION OF THE SAD RUMOR — EIGHTEEN LIVES LOST.

    TORONTO, Nov. 23 — The following particulars have been received regarding the Anglo-American... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    TORONTO, formerly YORK, capital of Ontario, an 1 one of the most flourishing cities in the Dominion, is situated on a beautiful circular bay, on the... Read MORE...

  • 1876 - The Toronto Women's Literary Club is founded as a front for the suffrage movement.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp
  • 1880 - Emily Stowe is finally granted a license to practice medicine in Toronto.

    fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/links/resources/canadian-history/1868-to-1918.html
  • 1883 - Augusta Stowe, daughter of Emily, is the first woman to graduate from the Toronto Medical School. The Toronto Women's Suffrage Association replaces the Literary Club of 1876.

    fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/links/resources/canadian-history/1868-to-1918.html
  • News  1885 - The city of Toronto, Canada, had a million-dollar conflagration Sunday night. The entire city was seriously threatened.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 8, 1885
  • News  1890 - TORONTO UNIVERSITY DESTROYED.
    THE CARELESS HANDLING OF LAMPS CAUSES A HEAVY LOSS.

    Toronto, February, 14. - Toronto university was totally destroyed by fire tonight. The loss is ... Read MORE...

  • Toronto, Canada


    Toronto, Canada (www.youtube.com)
  • 1903 - The Ivanhoe, a popular electric car, is made by Canada Cycle and Motor Co. of Toronto.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp
  • News  April 19, 1904: Great fire in Toronto started
    The Great Toronto Fire destroys much of that city's downtown, but there are no fatalities.
    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    April 19, 1904
  • 1909 - The first Grey Cup game; the University of Toronto football team defeats Toronto Parkdale. A trophy has been donated by the governor general, Earl Grey.

    www.canadahistory.com/ timeline.asp
  • 1921 - July 27 – Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting announce the discovery of the hormone insulin.

    www.wikipedia.org
    July 27, 1921
  • News  1949 - 200 DIE ON FIERY SHIP. GREAT LAKES QUEEN BURNS. HOLOCAUST SINKS PLEASURE CRUISER AT TORONTO DOCK.
    400 HOLIDAYERS ESCAPE FLAMING DEATH AMID SCENES OF HORROR.

    Toronto, Ont., Sept. 17. (AP) - Nearly 200 ship-board holiday-makers, most of them... Read MORE...

  • 1950 - SIX MEET DEATH IN FIRE TRAP.
    Toronto, Jan. 21. - (CP) - Refugees from Europe's barbed wire and prison bars died behind bars yesterday in their land of promise.

    They died... Read MORE...

  • News  March 30, 1954: Official opening of Canada's first subway (Toronto)

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    March 30, 1954
  • News  1954 - Hurricane Hazel
    Hazel was first spotted east of the Windward Islands on October 5. It moved through the islands later that day as a hurricane, then it moved westward ... Read MORE...

  • 1975 - Toronto's CN Tower becomes the world's tallest free-standing structure (Apr. 2).

    fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/links/resources/canadian-history/1968-to-present.html

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