Were the founders of Toronto Yorkshiremen and from Northeast England?

Toronto itself was initially named York (the city in England). It also has East York and North York. There is also a Scarborough in England. Durham, which has Pickering and Ajax, is also a county located in the North of England. Whitby (also in Yorkshire) too. However, where is there a town named Middlesbrough in... show more Toronto itself was initially named York (the city in England). It also has East York and North York. There is also a Scarborough in England. Durham, which has Pickering and Ajax, is also a county located in the North of England. Whitby (also in Yorkshire) too.

However, where is there a town named Middlesbrough in the GTA?

Toronto is historically British influenced, and the area sounds like it has a connection to Yorkshire and NE England.

But being Canadians, you guys knew that. 😊
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