Before Toronto became the modern thriving metropolis it is today, it was known as the Town of York. This ten- block area that is now the Town of York Neighbourhood forms the historic core of Toronto. Bounded by George, Berkeley, Front and Adelaide Streets, the Town of York was intended for private residential and commercial development. Immediately adjacent to the town site were the sites of temporal power (City Hall to the west, the Parliament Building to the east) and religious power (many churches, mostly west of the town site.) There are few visible remains of the town from the period.
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