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* 1813 – War of 1812 – American Invasion Fleet Captures York – Burns the Parliament.
No day in Toronto history has more drama — or consequence — than Saturday 205 years ago, when the Battle of York raged, the city was lost and a huge explosion destroyed Fort York.
It’s hard to imagine today but the place we call Toronto was once brutally invaded by a foreign power, looted and its public buildings burned. That was the penalty for defeat in the Battle of York, 205 years ago today. But destruction didn’t end there. A thirst for revenge ultimately resulted in the burning of the White House in Washington. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… April 27th”