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2001 population: 2,481,494
Statistics Canada)

Toronto is in the province of Ontario. It is on Lake Ontario. The city is the provincial capital.

The city's name derives from a Mohawk term for "trees standing in the water."

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Former and merged community names include:
· York
Various nicknames in the city's history have included Little York, Muddy York, Toronto the Good, Hogtown, and T.O.
In 1787, the British, desiring a strong presence in the interior of the Great Lakes, struck a deal with the Mississauga Indians that gave them the Toronto area in exchange for 1,700 pounds, cloth and axes.

The current city of Toronto was formed in 1998 by the merger of Toronto, North York, Scarborough, York, East York and Etobicoke.

Filming location for 1997 movie, "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and 2006 movie, "Hollywoodland"
Well-known residents have included:
· Dan Aykroyd, comedian and actor
· Keanu Reeves, actor
· Neil Young, musician
· Joni Mitchell, musician
· Norman Jewison, director, producer
· Wayne Gretzky, hockey player
· Peter Jennings, TV news anchor
Local bands: Dream Warriors, Rush
Local festivals include:
· Springfest - May 5, 2007
· Roncesvalles Village Polish Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
· Canadian National Exhibition - Aug. 17-Sept. 3, 2006
· Buskerfest - Aug. 23-26, 2007
· Festival of South Asia - Aug. 18-19, 2007
· International Festival of Music & Dance - Aug. 11, 2007
· Fringe Festival - July 4-15, 2007
· WinterCity Festival - Jan. 26.- Feb. 28, 2007
· Robbie Burn's Day Celebration - Jan. 21, 2007
· Fall Fair - Sept. 16, 2007
· International Festival of Authors - Oct. 22- Nov. 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Toronto web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: High Park, Toronto Island Park, Ontario Place, Toronto Islands
Performing arts: Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Toronto, National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir
Attractions: Toronto Zoo, Ontario Place, CN Tower, Riverdale Farm, Humber Arboretum
Sports teams: Maple Leafs (NHL), Marlies (AHL), Blue Jays (AL), Raptors (NBA), Argonauts (CFL), Roadrunners (AHL)
Historic sites and museums: Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Historic Fort York, Textile Museum of Canada, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, Mackenzie House, CBC Museum, York Museum, Montgomery's Inn, Collections & Conservation Centre, Scarborough Historical Museum, Gallery TPW, Aerospace Museum, Spadina Museum, Historic Zion Schoolhouse, Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Arts Centre, Casa Loma, Market Gallery, Colborne Lodge, Police Museum, Hockey Hall of Fame, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Sesquicentennial Museum & Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, 48th Highlanders Museum, Bata Shoe Museum, Campbell House Museum, Children's Own Museum, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Old City Hall
Archives: City of Toronto Archives
Colleges and universities: York University, Ryerson University, Centennial College, Humber College, Ontario College of Art & Design, University of Toronto, George Brown College, Seneca College
"People from Toronto used to go to Buffalo for the weekends, the men to watch girlie shows and drink after-hours beer, the women to shop; they'd come back jumped-up and pissed and wearing several layers of clothes to smuggle them through Customs. Now the weekend traffic is the other way around."
-- Cat's Eye
Margaret Atwood
Transit: Toronto Transit Commission, Greater Toronto Transit Authority
Listed places in Toronto:
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 Cemeteries (29)
 Colleges (7)
 Communities (75)
 Historic sites (1)
 Hotels (110)
 Libraries (96)
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Sections below provide additional information and links about Toronto travel and tourism, maps, recreation, government and transportation.

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Toronto Web sites
 Toronto local government
 Toronto board of trade
 Toronto tourism

Ancestry & family history
 Ontario genealogy page (GenWeb)
 Ontario genealogical society
 Canadian Genealogy Centre
 Early Canadiana Online
 Ontario family search
 Upper and Lower Canada marriage bonds

  Census records (historic):
  1901 census
  1911 census

  City directories:
  Library and Archives Canada collection

  Immigration records, 1925-1935
  Canadian County Atlas

  Soldiers of World War I

 Archives in Toronto include City of Toronto Archives

 Ontario archive
 Library & Archives Canada


  Orchestra Toronto
  Toronto Symphony Orchestra

 Toronto area attractions
 Toronto historic sites
 Toronto museums

 Cemeteries in Toronto include Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, Dawes Road Cemetery, Forest Lawn Mausoleum, Glendale Memorial Gardens, Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, Holy Blossom Memorial Park, Jones Avenue Cemetery, Lambton Mills Cemetery, Mount Hope Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Cemetery ... More cemeteries

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Colleges and universities in Toronto include Ryerson University, Saint Paul University, University of Saint Michael's College, University of Toronto, University of Trinity College, Victoria University, York University

 Colleges in Ontario

 Movies & TV shows filmed in Toronto

 Air quality forecasts for Ontario
 Environment Canada
 Nature Conservancy in Canada

 Toronto festival web sites:
  Canadian Aboriginal Festival
  Canadian National Exhibition
  Festival of South Asia
  Fringe Festival
  Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
  Toronto International Film Festival

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Food & restaurants
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 Toronto local government Web site
 Ontario provincial government

Historical societies
 Ontario historical society

 Archives in Ontario
 Library & Archives Canada
 Heritage Canada

 Jobs in Toronto

Libraries in Toronto include Agincourt Branch Library, Albert Campbell, Albion Branch Library, Alderwood Library, Amesbury Park Library, Annette Street Library, Armour Heights Library, Barbara Frum Library, Bayview Library, Beaches Library ... More libraries

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Newspapers in Toronto include Annex Guardian, Beach-Riverdale Mirror, Bloor West-Junction-Roncesvalles Villager, Canadian, City Centre Moment, East Toronto Communities Newspaper, East York-Riverdale Mirror, Etobicoke Guardian, North York Mirror, Scarborough Mirror ... More newspapers

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