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A Colony Up for Grabs (1600-1867) (1/3)


This is also part of this series: Toronto: City of Dreams Series (3)

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: White Pine Pictures
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 60 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

A Colony Up for Grabs takes us from the raw beauty of geography and native settlement, to the smoke-stacked Toronto of post Confederation. European history begins with the French and English jabbing their flags into Toronto's flank. Lt. Governor John Simcoe founds York in 1793, then abolishes slavery. Black Americans, Loyalists, Germans, and British immigrants carve out roads and businesses. By 1800, taverns outnumber churches 6 to 1. Toronto's first brothel keeper is put into stocks.

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