It was founded in 1793 by John Graves Simcoe, and was intended to be the Canadian capitol, but it was decided that the thick surrounding forests were too difficult to navigate.
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Adelina Sotnikova: I traveled here in 2013 for the World Figure Skating Championships, and placed ninth.
John Graves Simcoe: I founded this city in 1793, planning it with the mindset that it would be the Canadian capitol, an idea that was later rejected.