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York, Upper Canada

York was the original name of Toronto, Ontario. The town was established in 1793 by Governor John Graves Simcoe, who believed that York would be a superior site for the capital of Upper Canada, then at Newark (now Niagara on the Lake). York became the capital of Upper Canada in 1796.



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