[ tuh-ron-toh ]
/ təˈrɒn toʊ /


a city in and the capital of Ontario, in SE Canada, on Lake Ontario.
Related formsTo·ron·to·ni·an [tawr-uh n-toh-nee-uh n, tor-, tuh-ron-] /ˌtɔr ənˈtoʊ ni ən, ˌtɒr-, tə rɒn-/, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for torontonian (1 of 2)


/ (tɒrənˈtəʊnɪən) /


of or relating to Toronto or its inhabitants


a native or inhabitant of Toronto

British Dictionary definitions for torontonian (2 of 2)


/ (təˈrɒntəʊ) /


a city in S central Canada, capital of Ontario, on Lake Ontario: the major industrial centre of Canada; two universities. Pop: 2 481 494 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for torontonian


city in Ontario, Canada, founded 1793 as York, renamed 1834 for a native village that appears on a 1656 map as Tarantou. from an Iroquoian source, original form and sense unknown; perhaps taron-to-hen "wood in the water," or Huron deondo "meeting place."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for torontonian


Capital of Ontario, Canada, and the largest city in the province, in southern Ontario on Lake Ontario; the largest city in Canada; a commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural center of Canada.

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