I looked up the keyword Toronto in the Lincoln Public Library's Catalogue using the advance settings to narrow down my topic. This is how my Library Catalogue search screen looked like:
My search resulted in 109 books in the Lincoln Public Library's catalogue with the keyword Toronto. It is was not a perfect search but all the books included going to Toronto or the person is from Toronto or was going back to Toronto or the setting was Toronto.
I thought if I did the same search but I would use City of Toronto for my keyword . I applied the same limiters: Item Type : Book, Audience : Adult and Literary Type: Fiction.
My search results were cut down to 13 books.
Then I started to wonder if anyone has created a list or blog about Books set in Toronto. I found this great blog http://www.blogto.com/books_lit/2011/08/the_top_20_novels_set_in_toronto/ Posted by Derek Flack / August 25, 2011. It is a list of the top 20 novels set in Toronto that was put together via reading suggestions.
I also checked out The Toronto Public Library's page; http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/books-video-music/books/booklists/historicity-lists.jsp
This list breaks down Toronto through the ages even the future.
Then I began to wonder what movies were filmed in Toronto.
Here is a link from Toronto.com, the article is Hollywood North: Toronto Locations used in film by Jeff Cottrill http://www.toronto.com/articles/hollywood-north-toronto-locations-used-in-film/
Reader's Digest has an article 10 Famous Movies You Didn't Know Were Filmed in Canada which was included a number of references to Toronto.
Now guess how many times I used the word Toronto.... 18!
I now want to read a book set in Toronto.... now 19 times!