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Encyclopedia > York, Ontario

York is a very diverse and vibrant community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Established: March 6, 1834 Area: East to West: 43 km North to South: 21 km629. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked...


Demographics

  • 61.1% White (chiefly British, Italian and Irish)
  • 14.4% Black (chiefly Jamaican, and other Caribbean)
  • 4.6% Asian (chiefly Indian, and Sri Lankan)
  • 3.7% Filipino
  • 16.2% other

Other groups such as Vietnamese, African, Arab, and southeast Asians are in large numbers in York. Among non-visible minoirty groups, sizeable clusters of Portuguese, eastern European and German populations live in the area as well.


History

It was incorporated by the Province of Ontario in 1850 as the Township of York. It was bounded in the west by the Humber River, in the east by what would become Victoria Park Avenue, and in the north by what would become Steeles Avenue. To the west was the township of Etobicoke and to the east was the township of Scarborough, while to the north were the townships of Vaughan and Markham. 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Humber, as seen from a point near the northern border of Toronto. ... Etobicoke (pronounced ) is the western portion of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that has a population of about 350,000. ... Motto: Established: 1 January 1850 (township), 1 January 1967 (borough), June 1983 (city), 1 January 1998 (amalgamated) Area: 187. ... Vaughan (2005 population 235,000)[1] is a city in York Region north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Markham is a town in York Region, directly north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


In the 1920s, the character of the township changed, with its southern reaches abutting the city of Toronto taking on a more urban character, compared to the very rural character of the north. The decision was made to split the township in two, with the northern, rural portion becoming North York. The remaining, two pockets of unincorporated urban development at the north end of the city, were split by the village of North Toronto, which was by then a part of the City of Toronto. Within years, the Province of Ontario saw that this arrangement was impractical, and further subdivided York, creating the township of East York out of the eastern pocket. The Township of York contracted streetcar and bus services from the Toronto Transit Commission, but remained independent from Toronto. The 1920s were a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Established: March 6, 1834 Area: East to West: 43 km North to South: 21 km629. ... North York forms the central part of the northern half of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The East York Civic Centre, the former City Hall East York is a former suburb of Toronto, which was a borough of Metropolitan Toronto before it was amalgamated into the megacity of Toronto in 1998. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... The Toronto Transit Commission, or TTC, is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


York was part of the federation of twelve suburban municipalities that joined Toronto in 1954 to form Metropolitan Toronto. In 1967, it absorbed the village of Weston, and later became the City of York. It was amalgamated into the Megacity of Toronto on January 1, 1998. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto was the name of the highest level of municipal government in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada, area from 1954 to 1997. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Weston is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the north-west end of the city. ... A megacity is usually defined as a recognized metropolitan area with a total population in excess of 10 million people. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


See also


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York, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (363 words)
It was incorporated by the Province of Ontario in 1850 as the Township of York.
Within years, the Province of Ontario saw that this arrangement was impractical, and further subdivided York, creating the township of East York out of the eastern pocket.
York was part of the federation of twelve suburban municipalities that joined Toronto in 1954 to form Metropolitan Toronto.
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