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Communities Also Named Toronto ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Toronto.

Within Ontario, the name Toronto is unique.

Beyond Ontario, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these eleven communities, one is located in Canada and the other ten communities are located in  the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Toronto, we know of four communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Toronto [Jefferson County].
    • Florida
      • Orange County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Toronto [Orange County].
    • Illinois
      • Sangamon County
      • This Toronto is located in Sangamon County and lies 593 miles [954.3 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sangamon County community of Toronto.
    • Indiana
      • Vermillion County
      • This Toronto is located in Vermillion County and lies 495 miles [796.6 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermillion County community of Toronto.
    • Iowa
      • Clinton County
      • This Toronto is located in Clinton County and lies 593 miles [954.3 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Toronto.
    • Kansas
      • Woodson County
      • This Toronto is located in Woodson County and lies 954 miles [1,535.3 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woodson County community of Toronto.
    • Missouri
      • Camden County
      • This Toronto is located in Camden County and lies 788 miles [1,268.2 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Toronto.
    • Ohio
      • Jefferson County
      • This Toronto is located in Jefferson County and lies 229 miles [368.5 km]<2> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Toronto.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Toronto lies 802 miles [1,290.7 km]<2> to the east northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
    • South Dakota
      • Deuel County
      • This Toronto is located in Deuel County and lies 855 miles [1,376 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Deuel County community of Toronto.
    • Texas
      • Brewster County
      • This Toronto is located in Brewster County and lies 1,618 miles [2,603.9 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brewster County community of Toronto.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Australia
      • - New South Wales
      • Distance: 9,618 miles [15,478.7 km]<2> to the west
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
    • Colombia
      • - Cordoba
      • Distance: 2,445 miles [3,934.8 km]<2> to the south
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
      • - Antioquia
      • Distance: 2,480 miles [3,991.2 km] to the south
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
    • Tanzania
      • - Tanga
      • Distance: 7,807 miles [12,564.1 km]<2> to the east northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto

Curious and Interesting Names Near Toronto ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cooksville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooksville
    • Cooksville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Toronto
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooksville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooksville
  • Dixie
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
    • Dixie lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Toronto
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
  • Downsview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downsview
    • Downsview lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Toronto
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downsview
  • German Mills - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for German Mills
    • German Mills was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Toronto
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for German Mills. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lakeview
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Toronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Long Branch
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
      • Long Branch lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Toronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
    • New Toronto
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Toronto
      • New Toronto lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Toronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Toronto came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Toronto
    • Summerville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Toronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville
    • Thornhill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornhill
      • Thornhill lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Toronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornhill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornhill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thornhill<5>

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Toronto. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • John Candy     (Actor, comedian)
      • Actor, comedian. He was born in Newmarket (Ontario) on Tueday October 31, 1950 and died in Durango (Mexico) on Friday March 4, 1994 at the age of 43.
      • Newmarket is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Toronto.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Candy<6>
    • Glen Harmon     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Holland (Manitoba) on Sunday January 2, 1921 and died in Mississauga (Ontario) on Friday March 9, 2007 at the age of 86. He is buried at Streetsville Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario).
      • Mississauga is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Toronto.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Harmon<6>
    • Stephen Harper     (27th Prime Minister of Canada (February 2006 - November 2015))
      • 27th Prime Minister of Canada (February 2006 - November 2015). He was born in Leaside (Ontario) on Thursday April 30, 1959
      • Leaside is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Toronto.
    • William 'Flash' Hollett     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in North Sydney (Nova Scotia) on Thursday April 13, 1911 and died in Mississauga (Ontario) on Tueday April 20, 1999 at the age of 88. He is buried at Springcreek Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario).
      • Mississauga is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Toronto.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Flash' Hollett<6>
    • Bill Thoms     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Newmarket (Ontario) on Saturday March 5, 1910 and died in Toronto on Saturday December 26, 1964 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mt. Hope Catholic Cemetery (Ontario).
      • Newmarket is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Toronto.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bill Thoms<6>

How Far From Toronto to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Toronto to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Toronto and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 218 miles [350.8 km]<2> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Toronto to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,789 miles [9,316.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,395 miles [7,073.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Toronto: www.toronto.ca/

The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Toronto could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Toronto) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Toronto. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TorontoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toronto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6606, Longitude: -79.3908    
<3>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Toronto to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.989 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.425 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.89 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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