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A peculiar experiment took place in a suburb of Toronto called “Netville”. This area was equiped with broadband technology, free for residents. The effects were studied by sociologists Keith Hampton & Barry Wellman. There were two groups. The 1st group (group A) did get this technology, the other didn’t (group B). The assumption was that the technology would replace direct contact between the people. It showed that group A developed deeper and broader conenctions to other residents, with more neighbourhood ties. The electronic communication significantly enhanced rather than replaced direct social ties.
Toronto (/tɵˈrɒntoʊ/, local /ˈtrɒnoʊ/) is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. The history of Toronto began in the late 18th century when the British Crown purchased its land from the Mississaugas of the New Credit. The settlement established there became York, which lieutenant governor John Graves Simcoe designated as the capital of Upper Canada. The city was ransacked in the Battle of York during the War of 1812. In 1834, York became a city and renamed to Toronto. It was damaged in two huge fires in 1849 and 1904. Since 1954, the city occasionally expanded its borders through amalgamation with surrounding municipalities, most recently occurring in 1998.
Old Toronto is the retronym of the original city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from 1834 to 1998. It was first incorporated as a city in 1834, after being known as the Town of York, and became part of York County. In 1954, it became the administrative headquarters for Metropolitan Toronto. It expanded in size by annexation of surrounding municipalities, reaching its final boundaries in 1967. Finally, in 1998, it was amalgamated into the present-day “megacity” of Toronto.