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The History & People of Toronto

Explore the city's history and its many heritage sites or read about the famous Torontonians who've made a mark on their home and the world.

History Camps for Kids and Teens
Several museums in Toronto offer special summer camp programs for kids and teens interested in learning a bit more about our past (all while making friends and having fun, of course!)

Genealogy in Toronto: Discover Your Family History
If you'd like to research your family's history, there are several genealogy groups, classes and resources in Toronto to get you started.

Black History Month in Toronto
February is Black History Month. Learn about the events and programs that celebrate Black History in Toronto.

Asian Heritage Month in Toronto
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. You can celebrate here in Toronto by attending special workshops, talks and performances.

Veterans Week
November 5th to 11th is Veterans' Week in Canada. Learn about some of the activities and events taking place in Toronto.

Toronto City Councillors by Ward
Get contact information for the person who represents your ward on the Toronto City Council.

Vincent Massey - Toronto-born Governor General of Canada 1952-59
Born in Toronto, Vincent Massey served as Canada's Governor General from 1952 to 1959. Susan Monroe, About.com's Guide to Canada Online, provides a biography of this businessman and diplomat.

Tim Horton - Toronto Maple Leaf Legend and Fast Food Icon
About.com's Hockey Guide Jamie Fitzpatrick looks at the life of a man who started out as a player for the Toronto Maple Leafs and ended up with his name above 3000 coffee shops in North America.

History of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Susan Breslow Sardone, the About.com Guide to Honeymoons & Romantic Getaways, provides a background on this Toronto landmark.

Neil Young - Biography and Profile
Kim Ruehl, About.com's Guide to Folk Music, provides this look at the life and career of Toronto-born singer/songwriter Neil Young.

Aboriginal History Month in Toronto
Find Aboriginal History Month events taking place across Toronto throughout the month of June.

The Origin of the Name Toronto
A quick explanation of the origin of our city's name from About.com: Canada Online guide Susan Munroe.

City of Toronto History Site
The city's official web pages on Toronto's history, including a photo archive.

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