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. . Toronto was originally a term that referred to a indeterminate geographical location having been used on maps dating to the late 17th and early 18th century to refer to the approximate area that includes the present City of Toronto As the name was used to refer to the approximate area several historic settlements adjacent to the City of Toronto have also carried the name Toronto including Toronto Township and Toronto Gore Eventually the name was anchored to the mouth of the Humber River which is where the present City of Toronto is situated the bay serves as the end of the Toronto Carrying-Place Trail portage route from Georgian Bay There are several explanations for the source and meaning of the name "Toronto" One claim is that the origin is the Seneca word Giyando meaning "on the other side" which was the place where the Humber River narrows at the foot of the pass to the village of Teiaiagon Another is that the term is from the Mohawk word tkaronto meaning "where there are trees standing in the water" which originally referred to the Narrows near present-day Orillia where Hurons and other groups drove stakes into the water to create fish weirs French maps from the 1680s to 1760s identify present-day Lake Simcoe as Lac de Taronto the spelling changed to Toronto during the 18th century and the term gradually came to refer to a large region that included the location of the present-day city of Toronto As the portage route grew in use the name became more widely used and was eventually attached to a French trading fort just inland from Lake Ontario on the Humber Confusion over the origin of the name can be attributed to the succession of First Nations peoples who lived in the area including the Neutral Seneca Mohawk Cayuga and Wendat nations From August 1793 to March 1834 the settlement was known as York sharing the same name as the county it was situated in the settlement was renamed when Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe called for the town to be named after the Prince Frederick Duke of York and Albany to differentiate from York in England and New York City the town was known as "Little York" in 1804 settler Angus MacDonald petitioned the Parliament of Upper Canada to restore the original name of the area but this was rejected the town changed its name back to Toronto when it was incorporated into a city Early history, Toronto Ontario Canada Business directory, The Park School (1853) 2.6 Subway system. Home District Grammar School in York Upper Canada later becoming Royal Grammar School Toronto High School and finally to the current name Jarvis Collegiate Institute St Catherine's and District Grammar School (Niagara District). . Toronto Ontario Canada Business directory, See also: Attractions in Toronto, 2 Early history 12.1 Statutes View from Fort Ontario Oswego New York. Crawford Adventist Academy Halton High School.
. ! . . 1995 58 high-quality arts-based education through liberal studies courses that cut across all of Ryerson's degree program curricula from journalism to engineering to business Liberal studies challenge students' intellect and imagination nurturing their ability to think critically and adapt to the accelerating pace of change in today's world Departments in the Faculty of Arts. . One King Street West is a hotel that incorporated a postmodern tower into the former Dominion Bank building the original building was completed in 1914 Many of Toronto's early hotels were small inns and taverns that were built along each of the major routes out of the city the oldest surviving hotel in Toronto is Montgomery's Inn which was built in 1832 the Lambton House is another surviving hotel structure that also served those travelling on Dundas Both hotels had since been converted as museums The arrival of the railroad in the mid-nineteenth century dramatically changed travel patterns and new hotels from this era were clustered around the railroad stations Outside the central core smaller hotels grew up to serve the stations in what were then the outer reaches of the city in the west these included the Gladstone Hotel and the Drake Hotel while in the east New Broadview House Hotel and the New Edwin Hotel were built The twentieth century saw a new generation of hotels much larger and more monumental than before as the skyscraper came to prominence the King Edward Hotel was established in 1903 and is the oldest major hotel still in operation in the city in 1927 the Queen's was demolished and replaced by the Royal York Hotel At the time the new hotel was the tallest building in Canada and quickly became the city's most elite lodging in the northern part of the city this era also saw the erection of the Park Plaza in 1929 The 1970s and 1980s saw a number of major hotel projects in central Toronto with the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hilton Sutton Place and Four Seasons adding thousands of new rooms to the market the economic downturn at the end of the 1980s saw several hotels run into financial trouble Since the mid-2000s a booming real estate market especially in downtown Toronto has led to a number of new hotel projects often in combination with condominium projects An unprecedented number of major hotel projects were completed in central Toronto including the St Regis Toronto (formerly known as Trump International Hotel and Tower then the Adelaide Hotel Toronto) the Ritz-Carlton Living Shangri-La and a new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Toronto Main Streets, 5 Recovery of stolen vehicles The main library on campus is the Dorothy H Hoover Library located in the Annex Building the Learning Zone also located in the Annex Building houses the OCAD Zine Library Art & Design Annuals and the Visionnaire periodical collection A number of galleries or exhibition spaces exist both on-campus and off-campus; a faculty gallery is also planned as part of the proposed Mirvish-Gehry development the existing major exhibition spaces are:. .