History[ edit ] A park is an area of open space provided for recreational use, usually owned and maintained by a local government. Grass is typically kept short to discourage insect pests and to allow for the enjoyment of picnics and sporting activities. Trees are chosen for their beauty and to provide shade , with an increasing emphasis on reducing an urban heat island effect. An early purpose-built public park, although financed privately, was Princes Park in the Liverpool suburb of Toxteth. This was laid out to the designs of Joseph Paxton from and opened in The creation of Princes Park showed great foresight and introduced a number of highly influential ideas.
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The Gallery first opened in as the Art Museum of Toronto, and in , it underwent significant expansions. The AGO has a collection of more than 80, works dating from A. The Canadian collection contains some of the most important works of Canadian artists, including one of the best collections of Inuit art in the world. The AGO also showcases an impressive collection of Contemporary art, and it frequently organizes special exhibitions.
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History of Toronto , Name of Toronto , and Amalgamation of Toronto Before When Europeans first arrived at the site of present-day Toronto, the vicinity was inhabited by the Iroquois ,  who had displaced the Wyandot Huron people, occupants of the region for centuries before c. However, the word "Toronto", meaning "plenty" also appears in a French lexicon of the Huron language, which is also an Iroquoian language. In the s, the Iroquois established two villages within what is today Toronto, Ganatsekwyagon on the banks of the Rouge River and Teiaiagon on the banks of the Humber River.
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