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Toronto’s Don River was a major fur trading route

The Don River winding through North York originally had an Indigenous Mississaugas of the Credit name, Wonscotonach (“burning bright point”). It was inspired by the torchlight used to light up the darkness for nighttime spearing of salmon that then filled the river. One of the first things John Graves Simcoe did when the British government …

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