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Is Toronto the capital city of Canada?


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August 14, 2011 3:19PM

No, Ottawa is the capital of Canada.

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. Toronto is the capital city of the Province of Ontario.


Prior to Confederation (1867) Toronto had twice been the seat of government of the united Province of Canada (1849-1852; 1856-1858). Prior to that, Toronto had been the capital of the colony of Upper Canada. Toronto is currently the capital of the Province of Ontario, and has been such since Confederation.

Toronto is, however, the financial capital of Canada, the cultural capital of English Canada, and the largest city in Canada.

(We Torontonians also like to claim that Toronto is the centre of the Universe.)