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History of Toronto

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History of Toronto
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
-Around
10,500-11,000 years
ago, a few people walked into this area. As a few camps to begin, slowly by
600CE
, they population reached
10,000
in the area.
- 600 CE: Continuing through, as the technology advanced, First Nations started to rival with each other, so certain Groups had different cultures, so this created lots of
Iroquois Culture
in the area.
- Life continued on with some disputes, but generally peaceful.
Pre European Interaction
Toronto today
First Connections
Toronto today is Canada's largest city. Home of the CN Tower, ACC, Toronto Zoo, many others, and soon to host the Pan Am Games, it's interesting to see how Canada's greatest city came to be.
The Rise of Toronto 1800-1850
The Toronto Purchase
9000 BCE
TO
1600 CE
-The
French
got involved in the
Seven Year's War
which they lost and in the deal that was signed, they were forced to give over
New France
.
- However, at the time most of Toronto was controlled by the
Mississauga Natives
. This led the British to strike a deal which was
The Toronto Purchase
.
- The
Mississauga
got hats, mirrors, kettles, money, and other items, however they didn't realize that they were giving over the land
Forever.
-
With the
British
now in control of most of
New France
and
Toronto.
They created
Upper Canada
and
Lower Canada.
The area of
Toronto
was named
York
by
John Graves Simcoe
who named it after a soldier.
- Soon,
York
would become the
capital
in
1796
, as they thought the old capital was too close to the
American's
.
-In the early
1600s connections
between the
French
and
First Nations
began, however European contact in Toronto was very
limited
until the
1700s
.
- The First
European
to step foot in what is know known as Toronto was
Etienne Brule in 1615.
-
As time went on the
Seneca
had
Control of Toronto a
nd this was when the word
"Toronto"
began to appear on maps. Which didn't even refer to the area of Toronto.
- The
French
began to put
posts
around
Ontario
, specifically
Fort Rouille,
however this was the
beginning of the end
of the
French in Toronto.

Pre Toronto
Toronto
York
- As the 1800's continued on
York
began to grow, however another city also began to grow, called
New York City
, this troubled people so in 1834 York was
re-named
to Toronto.
- Now known as Toronto, Toronto continued to grow, known as
Old Toronto
. By the 1850s,
railways
began connecting Toronto to other cities.
Some major events in Toronto's history of this period include:
- 1849: The
University of Toronto
opens
- 1858: The
Toronto Islands
form
- 1879: The First
CNE
is held
- 1893:
Union Station
opens
The End
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