Old Toronto

What is Old Toronto known for?


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. It was replaced by the Horticulture Building in 1907.


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stables, an elevator, secret passages, and bowling alleys. Spadina House is a 19th century manor (manor house) that is now a museum. The City of Toronto encompasses a geographical area formerly administered by six separate municipalities. These municipalities have each developed a distinct history and identity over the years, and their names remain in common use among Torontonians. Throughout the city there exist hundreds of small neighbourhoods and some larger neighbourhoods covering a few


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File:Second market in York (Toronto).jpg Market & first city hall File:Toronto City Hall 1868.jpg Second City Hall, 1868 File:Municipal and County Buildings Toronto July 1887.jpg Plan, third city hall, 1899 City politics In 1998, the six municipalities comprising Metropolitan Toronto – East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough (Scarborough, Ontario), York (York, Ontario), and the former City of Toronto (Old Toronto) – and its regional government (Metropolitan Toronto) were amalgamated (amalgamation (politics)) into a single City of Toronto (colloquially dubbed the "megacity (megacity#Canada)") by an act of the provincial government (Government of Ontario). This was despite a municipal referendum in 1997 that was overwhelmingly against amalgamation. Subsequently, Mel Lastman defeated Barbara Hall to become the first elected mayor of the megacity.


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City of Toronto (colloquially dubbed the "megacity (megacity#Canada)") by an act of the provincial (Ontario) government. '''Regent Park''' is a neighbourhood located in Old (Old Toronto) Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Regent Park is Canada's oldest and largest social housing project; built in the late 1940s. Formerly the centre of the Cabbagetown (Cabbagetown, Toronto) neighbourhood, it is bounded by Gerrard Street East (Gerrard Street (Toronto)) to the north


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, was elected in 1837. That year, Toronto was the site of the key events of the Upper Canada Rebellion. Mackenzie would lead attacks on Toronto in November 1837. The attacks were ineffectual, but loyal militia in Toronto went out to the rebel camp at Montgomery's Tavern and dispersed the rebels. Mackenzie and other Reformers escaped to the United States, while some rebel leaders, such as Samuel Lount and Peter Matthews, were hanged. Toronto would elect a succession of Tory or Conservative mayors


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radical Orange leader Leslie Howard Saunders. Fires and fire stations In 1998, the six municipalities comprising Metropolitan Toronto – East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough (Scarborough, Ontario), York (York, Ontario), and the former City of Toronto (Old Toronto) – and its regional government (Metropolitan Toronto) were amalgamated (amalgamation (politics)) into a single City of Toronto (colloquially dubbed the "megacity (megacity#Canada)") by an act of the provincial government (Government of Ontario). This was despite a municipal referendum in 1997 that was overwhelmingly against amalgamation. Subsequently, Mel Lastman defeated Barbara Hall to become the first elected mayor of the megacity.


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. Hallam brought the initiative to a public referendum, and the citizens of Toronto voted in its favour on January 1, 1883. The 5,000-book collection of the Mechanics' Institute became the first books of the Toronto Public Library. In 1998, the six municipalities comprising Metropolitan Toronto – East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough (Scarborough, Ontario), York (York, Ontario), and the former City of Toronto (Old Toronto) – and its regional government (Metropolitan Toronto) were amalgamated (amalgamation (politics)) into a single City of Toronto (colloquially dubbed the "megacity (megacity#Canada)") by an act of the provincial government (Government of Ontario). This was despite a municipal referendum in 1997 that was overwhelmingly against amalgamation. Subsequently, Mel Lastman defeated Barbara Hall to become the first elected mayor of the megacity.


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Nations warrior (likely representing the local Mississaugas) with bow on the viewer’s left and the personification of Britannia with trident and shield painted with the Union Jack to the viewer’s right. The motto was “Industry, Intelligence, Integrity”. *'''York (York Township, Ontario)''' - now in the City of Toronto. Historically York, East York and North York Townships. (Areas 6,235, 3,700 and respectively). Organized in 1792. *''' Old Toronto


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Hall, and the norther the St. Lawrence Market building). It was selected by the first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie, as city hall. His newspaper, the ''Colonial Advocate'', rented space in the rear. This building, along with much of the city, was destroyed by fire in 1849. The second city hall, built in 1845 and renovated in 1850, was known as the New Market House and is now called St Lawrence Hall. It served as city hall until 1899.

radical Orange leader Leslie Howard Saunders. Fires and fire stations The Toronto General

, known today as Providence Healthcare. The House of Refuge was built in 1860 as a home for "vagrants, the dissolute, and for idiots." The building became a smallpox hospital during an epidemic during the 1870s. It was demolished in 1894, and a new structure called the Riverdale Isolation Hospital was built on the site in 1904, which evolved into the Rivderdale Hospital and later Bridgepoint Health.


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. The Tory-controlled House struggled to find a means of creating a legitimate electoral system that might nonetheless minimize the chances of reformers being elected. The bill passed on 6 March 1834 and proposed two different property qualifications for voting. There was a higher qualification for the election of aldermen (who would also serve as magistrates) and a lower one for common councillors. Two aldermen and two councilmen would be elected from each city ward. This relatively broad electorate

was dissolved by the Provincial Government in the face of vigorous opposition from the smaller component municipalities and all six municipalities were amalgamated (Merger (politics)) into a single municipality, creating the current City of Toronto, with Mel Lastman as its first mayor (after being mayor of North York). David Miller (David Miller (Canadian politician)) was the second mayor and Rob Ford is the third and current mayor.

the provincial government under Mike Harris amalgamated North York with Scarborough (Scarborough, Ontario), York (York, Ontario), East York, Etobicoke, and Old Toronto, creating a single-tier (List of Ontario census divisions) "megacity" forming the new City of Toronto. '''William Lyon Mackenzie ''' (March 12, 1795 – August

Old Toronto

'''Old Toronto''' is the retronym of the original city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from 1834 to 1998. It was first incorporated as a city in 1834, after being known as the Town of York (York, Upper Canada), and became part of York County (York County, Ontario). In 1954, it became the administrative headquarters for Metropolitan Toronto. It expanded in size by annexation of surrounding municipalities, reaching its final boundaries in 1967. Finally, in 1998, it was amalgamated (Amalgamation of Toronto) into the present-day "megacity" of Toronto.

Post-amalgamation, the area within the boundaries of the former city is variously referred to as the "former city of Toronto" or "Old Toronto". Historically, Old Toronto has referred to Toronto's boundaries before the Great Toronto Fire of 1904 (Great Fire of Toronto (1904)), when much of city's development was to the east of Yonge Street. The term "downtown core" is also sometimes used to refer to the district, which actually refers to the central business district of Toronto (Downtown Toronto), which is located within the former city.

Old Toronto is the densest area in the Greater Toronto Area.

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