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The capital and largest city of Ontario, Canada, in the southern part of the province on Lake Ontario. Originally a French trading post, it was founded as York by the British in 1793 and renamed as Toronto in 1834. Toronto is an important Great Lakes port and a major commercial center.


(Placename) a city in S central Canada, capital of Ontario, on Lake Ontario: the major industrial centre of Canada; two universities. Pop: 2 615 060 (2011)


(təˈrɒn toʊ)

the capital of Ontario, in SE Canada, on Lake Ontario. 635,395.
To•ron•to•ni•an (ˌtɔr ənˈtoʊ ni ən, ˌtɒr-, tə rɒn-) adj., n.
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Noun1.Toronto - the provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada)Toronto - the provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada)
CN Tower - a tower in Toronto; 1815 feet tall for broadcasting widely
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Ontario - a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada
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Queenston, at which place the steamboats start for Toronto (or I should rather say at which place they call, for their wharf is at Lewiston, on the opposite shore), is situated in a delicious valley, through which the Niagara river, in colour a very deep green, pursues its course.
Thence we emerged on Lake Ontario, an inland sea; and by half-past six o'clock were at Toronto.
John's to Whitehall - which I praise very highly, but no more than it deserves, when I say that it is superior even to that in which we went from Queenston to Toronto, or to that in which we travelled from the latter place to Kingston, or I have no doubt I may add to any other in the world.
He is to leave South America in a fortnight and will be here in November to take us back to Toronto.
Daly in Toronto, who boarded a spell with me two years ago.
Meyers, Toronto," was printed on the leather inside.
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Nicknamed the "World within a City," Toronto is home to more than 100 cultures, and its abundance of attractions, including museums, art galleries, theaters, markets and festivals, provides many options for visitors' itineraries.
Toronto is a city where liberal ideology holds court and most people are either supportive or apathetic.
Canon John Erb, whose exuberant manner and outsized personality marked his eight-year tenure as executive director of the Anglican Foundation, died July 31 in Toronto of a rare brain disorder, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), at the age of 72.
Healthcare workers in Toronto who cared for SARS patients but were not subject to quarantine were experiencing extreme stress because they were working with a poorly understood infectious disease, wearing protective equipment for extended periods, and watching colleagues become ill and die while wondering if they themselves were the next victims.

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