The sacking of York was a primary motivation for the Burning of Washington by British troops later in the war.York was incorporated as the City of Toronto on March 6, 1834, reverting to its original native name.Reformist politician William Lyon Mackenzie became the first Mayor of Toronto and led the unsuccessful Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837 against the British colonial government.
Its economy is highly diversified with strengths in technology, design, financial services, life sciences, education, arts, fashion, business services, environmental innovation, food services, and tourism.
With 2,731,571 residents in 2016, it is the largest city in Canada and fourth-largest city in North America by population.
Also in 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area (CMA), the majority of which is within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), had a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada’s most populous CMA.
This refers to the northern end of what is now Lake Simcoe, where the Huron had planted tree saplings to corral fish.
However, the word "Toronto", meaning "plenty" also appears in a French lexicon of the Huron language in 1632, A portage route from Lake Ontario to Lake Huron running through this point, the Toronto Carrying-Place Trail, led to widespread use of the name.