‘Tarontos Lac’: Geographer finds oldest known reference to Toronto on 340-year-old French map

A geographer has found what could be the earliest reference to Toronto on a map dated from 1678.

Toronto map

In small lettering in one corner of the map was the name “Lac Tarontos,” written on what is now Lake Simcoe. The term originates from the Mohawk word “Tkaronto,” which means, “where there are trees standing in the water.”  Click here for the entire article

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