Today is Toronto’s 179th birthday.
The City of Toronto was incorporated on March 6, 1834, with a population of 9,254 (today’s population is 2,791,140). The city was divided into five wards: St. Patrick’s, St. George’s, St. David’s, St. Lawrence, St. Andrew’s. The boundaries of the city and liberties were the present Dufferin Street on the west, Bloor Street on the north, the Don River on the east including the area south of today’s Queen Street, east to the far side of Lot 3 (now MacLean Avenue), and the lake on the south. This map shows the area from the waterfront north to the top of the 1st concession and from Lot 1 to the Humber River.’
(From Historical Maps of Toronto)