Toronto Canada City Streets Push Pin Map Wall Art

$39.00

Toronto City Map, Toronto Canada Map

Known for being the most populous city in Canada, Toronto is famous for its water-front skyline dominated by the CN tower, ethnic and cultural cultural diversity, and world-famous professional sports teams. Bring The 6 to life with our brand new Toronto Map. The highly detailed roads, railways, trails, rivers and more will give you a fresh outlook on your favorite city. Choose between different map styles, frames, and custom titles.

About The Map:

At GeoJango, we are experts in GIS mapping and developing products of the highest quality display. Each map art print is created using open street maps, a comprehensive world-wide database of roads, streets, and other features. We design each of our five unique styles by programming thousands of layers within each map. In turn, our maps are the most accurate, high-quality and stylish on the market.

Style Options:

Our City Maps come in 5 design options: Toner, Night, Pencil, Ganymede, and Retro.

Toner - This map is our classic black and white style. It is crisp, clean, and the perfect addition to any space.

Night - This style will showcase the nightlife of your favorite city. The variation of grey tones will complement any home.

Pencil- Our etched, pencil design is a crowd favorite. The beautiful ocean pattern and neutral color palette complement any of your favorite cities.  

Ganymede - Named after Jupiter’s largest moon, this style is bound to make a statement in any spot. The muted blue and teal tones give this map a unique look that showcases the different streets, topography, and more.

Retro - This option will add the perfect pop of color to any space. The retro map view makes water features, parks, and roadways pop.

Construction: Our Framed City Maps are printed on high quality Photo Satin Paper and can be used with push pins. We mount the map on a high quality pin board using heavy machinery for a lasting bound.

Applications: Decorate your home, office, living area, apartment, or rental home with your home city, one you’ve traveled to, or as inspiration for your next adventure.

A Great Gift for: Torontonians, big-city lovers, geography enthusiasts, and college students. This is the perfect wedding, graduation, or holiday gift for everyone!

Optionally Personalize your map:

Make the map truly your own by creating a custom title and subtitle. Be creative and write why Toronto is special to you.

Quality and Guarantee:

We stand behind our work and guarantee the highest level of construction and quality. Contact us if you have any problems with your map, and we will coordinate to ensure you are happy with your order.

History of the City

The history of Toronto, Canada's largest city and its economic and cultural hub, is a tapestry woven with indigenous heritage, European exploration, and immigrant contributions. From its indigenous roots to its contemporary status as a diverse and dynamic metropolis, Toronto's history reflects the evolution of Canada itself.

Before European contact, the Toronto area was inhabited by indigenous peoples, primarily the Huron-Wendat, Seneca, and Anishinaabe. The shores of Lake Ontario and the nearby Humber River provided fertile land for agriculture and abundant fish and game, making the region an attractive place to settle.

In the late 16th century, European explorers, including French and later British, began to venture into the area. French explorer Étienne Brûlé is believed to have been one of the first Europeans to visit the Toronto region in the early 17th century. The French established Fort Rouillé (also known as Fort Toronto) near present-day Exhibition Place in the 18th century.

However, British colonial influence became dominant in the region, particularly after the American Revolutionary War, when United Empire Loyalists, fleeing the newly independent United States, settled in Upper Canada, which included the Toronto area.

In 1793, John Graves Simcoe, the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, designated York (now Toronto) as the capital of Upper Canada, in part due to its strategic location on Lake Ontario. Simcoe oversaw the construction of Fort York to protect the settlement from potential American attacks.

In the early 19th century, the town of York grew steadily, and by 1834, it was officially incorporated as the City of Toronto. The city's population, fueled by immigration, began to diversify, with English, Irish, Scottish, and later waves of immigrants from all over the world contributing to Toronto's multicultural identity.

In 1849, Toronto was selected as the capital of the Province of Canada, which was formed by the union of Upper Canada (Ontario) and Lower Canada (Quebec). However, this status was short-lived, as the capital was later moved to Ottawa to appease tensions between English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians.

The late 19th and early 20th centuries marked a period of significant growth for Toronto. The city became an industrial and financial center, with industries such as manufacturing and finance driving its economy. The construction of railways and the opening of the Queen's Park legislature building symbolized Toronto's growing importance.

Immigration played a crucial role in shaping Toronto's cultural landscape. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, waves of immigrants, including Italians, Eastern Europeans, and Asians, arrived in the city, adding to its diversity. Toronto's cultural mosaic was further enriched by the contributions of these newcomers.

The post-World War II era brought substantial suburban development, transforming Toronto into a metropolitan region. Rapid population growth, infrastructure expansion, and the construction of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway system connected the city's neighborhoods and facilitated its growth.

Toronto's skyline began to evolve with the construction of modern high-rise buildings, and landmarks like the CN Tower, one of the world's tallest freestanding structures, were added to the cityscape in the 1970s.

The late 20th and early 21st centuries have seen Toronto emerge as a global city. It is known for its thriving arts and culture scene, world-class educational institutions, and a diverse culinary landscape. The city's multiculturalism is celebrated through events like the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and various cultural festivals throughout the year.

Toronto's history is a story of growth, adaptation, and cultural enrichment. Its indigenous roots, European heritage, and immigrant contributions have shaped the city into the vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis it is today, reflecting the multicultural tapestry of modern Canada.