Before the city got its name, it was known as the “Town of York” and ever since the last ice age, people had lived in the urban community. In 1793, British colonial officials founded the Town of York on the Upper Canadian frontier. The village grew and became the “the City of Toronto” in 1834.
The reason why people call Toronto “the six” is because in 1998, six cities (Old Toronto, East York, North York, York, Etobicoke, and Scarborough) were combined into one city. Due to this, Toronto became one of the largest cities in North America.
- The Big Smoke
A professional ice hockey team that is apart of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.
Currently, the only Canadian professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association.
A professional Canadian football team that completes in the East Division of the Canadian Football League.
The only Canadian Major League Baseball team. They complete in the American League East division.
A professional lacrosse team and members of the Eastern Division of the National Lacrosse League.
The Toronto Football Club competes in the Major League Soccer. They're members of the Eastern Conference.