Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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 an industrial center. Population: 2,500,000.

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  • proper n. The provincial capital of Ontario, Canada.

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  • n. the provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada)

Etymologies

From Mohawk tkaronto ("where trees stand in water"), originally referring to the strait between Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 05: Filmmaker/actor Ed Harris from the film "Appaloosa", poses for a portrait during the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival at The Sutton Place Hotel on September 5, 2008 in Toronto, Canada.

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  • TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 05: Actor Viggo Mortensen from the film "Appaloosa", poses for a portrait during the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival at The Sutton Place Hotel on September 5, 2008 in Toronto, Canada.

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  • TORONTO CP _ A large cluster of SARS cases, most of which had been previously reported, has been linked to a Toronto branch of an international Catholic sect, health officials said Monday.

    SARS cases linked to religious group

  • TORONTO - Joan Rivers is known for being a firecracker on the stage and red carpet, but in a new documentary out in Toronto and Montreal this Friday, she shows a more vulnerable side.

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  • TORONTO - The explosion in the mobile apps market in Toronto has some industry observers referring to the city as Silicon Valley North.

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  • TORONTO - Major League Soccer's title game will be played in Toronto for the first time this year.

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  • TORONTO - The murder trial against two men in the fatal shooting of a Toronto teen allegedly robbed of his gold chain in the hallway of his high school ended in a mistrial Friday.

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  • TORONTO - Jarrett Jack had 23 points and eight assists, Antoine Wright scored a season-high 19 points and Toronto beat the Washington Wizards 109-104 on Saturday night, the Raptors 'ninth victory in 10 home games.

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  • TORONTO - The way Chan Gailey talks about it, the chance to visit Toronto played a central role in his decision to take the head-coaching job with the Buffalo Bills.

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  • TORONTO - Kinross Gold Corp. of Toronto (TSX: K) says it will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Red Back Mining Inc.

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