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Toronto
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the largest city in Canada. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A relatively modern city, Toronto's history dates back to the late-18th century, when its land was first purchased by the British monarchy from the Mississaugas of the New Credit...
Timeline of Events
1793
7.29.1793
John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
1795
12.28.1795
Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto, Ontario).
1796
2.1.1796
The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
1813
4.27.1813
War of 1812: United States troops capture the capital of Upper Canada, York (present day Toronto, Canada).
1834
3.6.1834
York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto.
1867
9.28.1867
Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario.
1918
6.24.1918
First airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto.
1954
3.30.1954
The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
1957
5.27.1957
Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.
1966
7.1.1966
The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
1975
4.2.1975
Construction of the CN Tower is completed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It reaches convert 553.33 in height, becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure.
1989
6.3.1989
SkyDome is officially opened in Toronto, Ontario
1999
1.14.1999
Toronto, Ontario Mayor Mel Lastman becomes the first mayor in Canada to call in the Army to help with emergency medical evacuations and snow removal after more than one meter of snow paralyzes the city.
2001
8.24.2001
Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
2005
12.26.2005
Boxing Day shooting on a busy shopping street in Toronto.