1889(光緒15年)Qing Dynasty, Guangxu 15
開始建城做為臺灣省省會 The government started to construct the city as the capital city of Taiwan
行政區域重新調整，首度稱位於臺北、臺南之間的地區為臺中，「臺中」在行政名稱上正式確立。 Administrative divisions were redesigned. The name Taichung was firstly used to refer to the region between Taipei and Tainan. “Taichung” became the official name recognized by the administration.
臺灣縱貫鐵路全線通車，湖心亭即是當時為慶祝鐵道開通所建。 The trunk line connecting the north and south Taiwan was completed. The Mid-Lake Pavilion was built to celebrate the completion of the mainline.
實施地方制度改正，新設5州，原臺中、南投二廳再合併為臺中州(共有11郡及1臺中市)，州署設於臺中市。 The local government structure was modified. Five prefectures were added. The old Taichung Cho and Nantou Cho (local administrative offices) were combined as Taichung Prefecture (total 11 counties and 1 Taichung City). Taichung hosted the administrative office.
全臺行政區域重新劃分，臺中縣、市正式分治。 Administrative regions in Taiwan were redesigned. County and city administrations were officially separated.
臺中縣市合併升格直轄市，下轄29區。 Taichung County and Taichung City was combined and upgraded to a special municipality with 29 districts.
第三代臺中車站正式通車 The third phase of the Taichung Train Station was officially put into operation.
總人口達277.7萬人，成為臺灣第二大都市。 Population reached 2.777 million, making Taichung the second largest city in Taiwan.
Taichung is ranked as Gamma-level city by Ga WC by the first time, same with Bristol, Orlando,Wellington in 2016.