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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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The City of Toronto was named one of Canada's best diversity employers today for the third consecutive year for its exceptional workplace diversity and inclusion programs.
We investigate the circumstances that led to the inclusion of the City of Toronto as a signatory to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in COIA as well as how this tripartite agreement affected intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
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After the former PM said he hardly ever met the guy, Mike Harris and his cohorts raiding OPG and let's not forget Mel Lastman's City of Toronto leasing policies into which there continues to be a year long judicial inquiry.