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2001 population: 2,481,494
 (Source:
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
· Wayne Gretzky, hockey player
· Joni Mitchell, musician
· Peter Jennings, TV news anchor
· Norman Jewison, director, producer
Local bands: Rush, Dream Warriors
Local festivals include:
· Springfest - May 5, 2007
· Fringe Festival - July 4-15, 2007
· Canadian National Exhibition - Aug. 17-Sept. 3, 2006
· Robbie Burn's Day Celebration - Jan. 21, 2007
· Buskerfest - Aug. 23-26, 2007
· Fall Fair - Sept. 16, 2007
· Festival of South Asia - Aug. 18-19, 2007
· International Festival of Authors - Oct. 22- Nov. 1, 2007
· International Festival of Music & Dance - Aug. 11, 2007
· Roncesvalles Village Polish Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
· WinterCity Festival - Jan. 26.- Feb. 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Toronto web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ontario Place, Toronto Islands, High Park, Toronto Island Park
Performing arts: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir, National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Orchestra Toronto, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
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, Hockey Hall of Fame, Aerospace Museum, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, Casa Loma, CBC Museum, Colborne Lodge, Collections & Conservation Centre, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Gallery TPW, Historic Fort York, Historic Zion Schoolhouse, Mackenzie House, Market Gallery, Montgomery's Inn, Police Museum, Scarborough Historical Museum, Sesquicentennial Museum & Archives, Spadina Museum, Textile Museum of Canada, Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Arts Centre, York Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, 48th Highlanders Museum, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Bata Shoe Museum, Children's Own Museum, Old City Hall, Campbell House Museum
Archives: City of Toronto Archives
Colleges and universities: York University, Ontario College of Art & Design, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, Centennial College, George Brown College, Humber College, Seneca College
Quotes:
"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:
 Airports (1)
 Archives (1)
 Attractions (9)
 Cemeteries (29)
 Colleges (7)
 Communities (75)
 Historic sites (1)
 Hotels (110)
 Libraries (96)
 Museums (13)
 Newspapers (15)
 Also see listings below

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:
  Immigration records, 1925-1935
  Land:
  Canadian County Atlas

  Military:
  Soldiers of World War I

Archives
 Archives in Toronto include City of Toronto Archives

 Ontario archive
 Library & Archives Canada

Arts

  Music
  Orchestra Toronto
  Toronto Symphony Orchestra


Attractions
 Toronto area attractions
 Toronto historic sites
 Toronto museums


Cemeteries
 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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 Toronto area cemeteries
 Ontario cemetery database


Communities
 Communities near Toronto

Economy
 Employment growth & unemployment rates

Education
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

Entertainment
 Movies & TV shows filmed in Toronto

Environment
 Air quality forecasts for Ontario
 Environment Canada
 Nature Conservancy in Canada

Events
 Toronto festival web sites:
  Buskerfest
  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
 Chowhound message boards for Toronto


Government
 Toronto local government Web site
 Ontario provincial government

Historical societies
 Ontario historical society

History
 Archives in Ontario
 Library & Archives Canada
 Heritage Canada

Jobs
 Jobs in Toronto

Libraries
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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Media
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

 Newspapers in Ontario

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