Brûlé arrives at a site that the natives call "Toronto",
the meeting place. The Toronto region had been populated for
at least ten thousand years before the arrival of Brûlé.
||French trading post established
||The French build Fort Toronto on the east bank of the Humber
River; it was replaced with a larger French fort called Fort
Rouille which was built three miles east of the Humber on the
grounds of the present day Canadian National Exhibition.
||Lord Dorchester initiates the purchase of Toronto from the
Mississauga tribes for the price of 1700 British pounds.
||Lieutenant Governor Simcoe moves the capital of Upper Canada
(Ontario) from Niagara-on-the-Lake, to the more defensible position
at Toronto. He names the newly-formed town York.
|April 27, 1813
||Americans occupy York during the War of 1812.
||William Lyon Mackenzie begins publishing the Colonial
||The University of Toronto is founded.
|Dec 5, 1837
attempts the "Rebellion of Upper Canada", leading
a group of 700 citizens down Yonge Street to confront the Loyalist
||The first great fire
||Confederation of Canada
||Eaton's department store opens
||Women admitted to universities
|Nov 3rd, 1892
||The first issue of The Evening Star newspaper is printed.
|Jan 24th, 1900
||The Evening Star changes its name to The Toronto Star.
||The second great fire
||The Royal Alexandra Theatre is built
|Mar 19th, 1914
||The Royal Ontario Museum is opened to the public.
||The Group of Seven exhibitions.
||Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is held on Canada's 60th
||Union Station is completed
||First hockey game at Maple Leaf Gardens
||Toronto's first subway line opens
||Canada becomes a safe haven for US Vietnam draft-dogders
||New City Hall opens
|October 5th, 1970
October Crisis begins. British trade commissioner James Cross
is kidnapped in his Westmount home by members of the terrorist
group Front de liberation du Quebec (FLQ). A week later, Canadian
Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau invokes the War Measures
Act, essentially declaring martial law.
||CN Tower opens