Toronto Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows W and S into Granby River, N of Grand Forks, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°07'39''N, 118°26'58''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 November 1956 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 84, as identified on early water licences (licence no./date not cited).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Labelled Boulder Creek on 1897 map "Triangulation Survey of portion of Boundary Creek Country, Osoyoos District, shewing position of Mineral Monuments" and on BC Lands map of East & West Kootenay Mining Divisions, 1902, and on BC Lands map 28, Rossland, 1912; on all three maps this stream flows west through Lot 1852, Lot 1727 and Lot 1225 into Granby River opposite Lime Creek. At some later date, a flume was constructed in Lot 2852 diverting water southwesterly through Lot 3009 thence south into Granby River. [Note that the adjacent stream to the north is labelled Volcanic Creek on the 1897 and 1902 maps, and is labelled "Volcanic or Toronto Creek" on the 1912 map.]

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

After H.P. Toronto, pre-emptor of Lot 1727 in 1898 (advice received from Water Rights Branch 23 October 1925).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office