IANTO WAS APART OF WAREHOUSE 12. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS?!?
He’s actually immortal. Ianto Jones is immortal, ladies and gents. It is now cannon.
Torchwood was founded in 1879, but the Torchwood Team from our present knew, that these things didn’t just start then. So they tried to use the riff to ensure Englands safety through the time. The Warehouses were used to deal with objects whose powers origin were unknown, Torchwood tried to find those origins and was more active. England got their Torchwood, the US got the Warehouse and everybody was happy.
Or something like that.