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Toronto #55
Rotary came to Ontario to what is now District 7070 when the Rotary Club of Toronto was chartered in 1913. No more clubs were formed until 1920, when clubs were chartered in Belleville, Guelph, and Oshawa. The number of clubs increased steadily and by 1956, the district (then 247) had sixty clubs in an area that extended from Belleville and Picton on the east to Guelph and Alliston on the west and north as far as La Sarre in Quebec.

Toronto has been the host city for four international conventions, in 1924, 1942, 1964, and 1983. The House of Friendship was inaugurated at the 1924 convention that saw 9,000 Rotarians and spouses in attendance. The 1942 convention attracted 7,000 attendees, which far exceeded expectations given the wartime conditions in which it was held. The 1964 convention hosted 14,661 and the convention in 1983 had more than 16,000 in attendance.

The seven Canadian "First 100" Clubs

Zone 22

5550 *Winnipeg*  

7070 Toronto

5040 Vancouver

7820 Halifax

7090 Hamilton

7040 Montreal

5020 Victoria  

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Organized 3Nov1910 Chartered 13Apr1912  *Made Rotary International

1 March 1913

1 April 1913

1 August 1913

1 August 1913

1 October 1913

1 January 1914



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