National Geographic : 1932 Aug
DOWNTOWN TORONTO, WITH ITS RECLAIMED CENTRAL HARBOR ZONE Nearly all the area in the foreground was under water a few years ago. Like many other Canadian cities, Toronto began asafort and fur trading post. In 1749 the French founded it, as Fort Rouille. By 1793 it was a village of 800oo,when the English succeeded toit.Col. John Graves Simcoe, first Governor of Upper Canada. named it Our Royal Town of York, in honor of the Duke of York. In 1834,with 9,ooo inhabitants, itbecame Toronto, the old Indian name for its site.