Search in Toronto.Net

Toronto.Net search is easy. Simply type one or more search words into the search box and press the Enter key or click the Search button.

In response, search engine produces a results page: a list of web pages related to your search words, with the most relevant page appearing first, then the next one, and so on.

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Here are some basic tips to help you maximize the effectiveness of your search:

Proper search terms

Choosing the right search terms is the key point to finding the information you need! looking for general information on Hockey, try Hockey.

But it's often advisable to use multiple search terms; if you're planning to send your son to the junior hockey league, you'll do better with Junior Hockey than with either Junior or Hockey by themselves. And Junior Hockey League may produce even better results.


Toronto.Net searches are NOT case sensitive. All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be understood as lower case. For example, searches for junior hockey, Junior Hockey, and jUNIOr hOCKey will all return the same results.

Automatic [AND] queries

By default, Toronto.Net only returns pages that include all of your search terms. There is no need to include [AND] between terms. Keep in mind that the order in which the terms are typed will affect the search results. To restrict a search further, just include more terms. For example, to plan to by a hockey tickets, simply type hockey tickets.

Automatic exclusion of common words

Toronto.Net search engine ignores common words and characters such as "where" and "how", as well as certain single digits and single letters, because they tend to slow down your search without improving the results. Toronto.Net will indicate if a common word has been excluded by displaying details on the results page below the search box.

The way of including a common word in search expression is conducting a phrase search, which simply means putting quotation marks around two or more words. Common words in a phrase search (e.g., "where are you") are included in the search.

For example, to search for Star Wars Episode I (where "I" is a common word), use:

Phrase searches

Sometimes you'll only want results that include an exact phrase. In this case, simply put quotation marks around your search words.

Phrase searches are particularly effective if you're searching for proper names ("Mel Lastman") or other famous phrases ("To be or not to be").

Complex searches

Sometimes you'll want results that include complex criteria, including exact phrases, AND, OR, EXT operators. You can combine expressions using these operators and brackets as group dividers.

For example, to search for the phrase data recovery or phrase recovery software on the same site where abbreviation MBR (master boot record) occurs, use:

To use search with more options - use Advanced Search.