A look back at Toronto’s history as the city celebrates its 185th birthday

Wednesday marks 185 years since the Town of York was incorporated as the City of Toronto.

On March 6, 1834, Toronto had a population of just over 9,000 and its main boundaries were Bathurst Street in the west, Dundas in the north and Parliament in the east.

As of 2016, the city had a population of 2.732 million and had grown in size to encompass the former municipalities of Etobicoke, North York, York, East York and Scarborough.