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Description : Toronto is the Huron Indian word for meeting place. The area was well used as such for centuries by the First Nations (native American Indians), and later by French traders, thanks to its naturally-protected harbour.
In 1788, the British purchased the land from the Mississauga Indians, and a settlement slowly grew up around the harbour. In 1793, Lieutenant-Colonel John Graves Simcoe established a military garrison and named the town York. (It was renamed Toronto when the city was incorporated in 1834.)

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