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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.
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(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)
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(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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TORONTO (AP) -- They were up by six, in the city that Torontonians call The Six, with less than three minutes left.
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There are more than 200 languages spoken in Toronto, with over 45 percent of Torontonians speaking a mother tongue other than English or French.
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Torontonians will be able to experience MetaVRse's Virtual Reality Photo Booth this weekend at the Taste of the Danforth festival.
Fans of MacDonald's work will love this book for its reliable but not predictable depth and breadth; Torontonians past and present will love it for the many specific geographic references; and every parent who is doing their absolute best, only to be suddenly swimming against the current of their own past, will see themselves in this funny, memorable and potent story of Mary Rose MacKinnon.
Thanks to this federal support, our students, staff and faculty will continue to make a meaningful, measurable difference in our society with an ultimate goal of empowering Torontonians to realize their full potential."
Tremendous population growth and increasing economic importance were accompanied by a self-conscious desire to be modern; yet for the most part Torontonians remained fiscally and aesthetically conservative, unwilling to commit public funds to ambitious civic improvements or purchase homes built in non-traditional styles.
On Tuesday, Torontonians welcomed their 65th mayor, 60-year-old John Tory, who succeeds the colorful and controversial Rob Ford.