- Question 1
- The city of Toronto,
Ontario was founded in part by a German land speculator.
In 1794, the city of York, now Toronto, was co-founder by William
Berczy, a German land speculator and artist, when he started a gigantic
colonization venture in Markham Township. With 190 immigrants recruited
from Germany, he made way for a road through the forest that became
Toronto's Yonge Street. He cleared land, cultivated fields, erected
church and school, and built a model settlement who "German Mills"
became widely known. The enterprise disbanded in 1803 when the Executive
Council of Upper Canada, distrusting Berczy's motives, declared his
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