Toronto
City of Toronto
From top left: Downtown, City Hall, the Ontario Legislative Building, Casa Loma, Prince Edward Viaduct, and the Scarborough Bluffs
Etymology: From "Toronto", the name of a channel between Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching; see Name of Toronto
Nickname(s): 
Motto(s): 
Diversity Our Strength
Toronto is located in Ontario
Toronto
Toronto
Location within Ontario
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Coordinates: 43°44′30″N 79°22′24″W
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
Districts
Historic countriesKingdom of France
Kingdom of Great Britain
United Kingdom
Settled1750 (as Fort Rouillé)[5]
EstablishedAugust 27, 1793 (as York)
IncorporatedMarch 6, 1834 (as Toronto)
Amalgamated into divisionJanuary 20, 1953 (as Metropolitan Toronto)
AmalgamatedJanuary 1, 1998 (as City of Toronto)
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorJohn Tory
 • Deputy Mayors[6][7]
 • BodyToronto City Council
 • Federal
representation
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 • Provincial
representation
List of MPPs[show]
Area
 (2011)[8][9][10]
 • Provincial capital city (single-tier)630.20 km2 (243.32 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,792.99 km2 (692.28 sq mi)
 • Metro
5,905.71 km2 (2,280.21 sq mi)
Elevation
76.5 m (251.0 ft)
Population
 • Provincial capital city (single-tier)2,731,571 (1st)
 • Density4,334.4/km2 (11,226/sq mi)
 • Urban
5,429,524 (1st)
 • Metro
5,928,040 (1st)
 • Region
9,245,438[a]
Demonym(s)Torontonian
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code span
Area codes416, 647, 437
NTS Map030M11
GNBC CodeFEUZB
Major airportsToronto Pearson International AirportBilly Bishop Toronto City Airport
Highways2A27400401404409427Black Creek DriveAllen RoadDon Valley ParkwayGardiner ExpresswayQueen Elizabeth Way
Rapid transitToronto subway
WaterwaysBlack CreekBurke BrookDon RiverEtobicoke CreekGerman Mills CreekHumber RiverKeating ChannelMimico CreekRouge RiverTaylor-Massey Creek
GDPUS$276.3 billion (2014)[12]
GDP per capitaUS$45,771 (2014)[12]
Websitetoronto.ca