University of Toronto

The University of Toronto grounds offer an abundance of Romanesque and Gothic Revival architecture in pleasant surroundings

Victoria College at the University of Toronto
Victoria College at the University of Toronto

The University of Toronto's St. George campus is located in downtown Toronto just south of the trendy neighbourhood of Yorkville. Here you will discover an abundance of historic architecture amongst pleasant green spaces.

The University grounds cover a total area of 176 acres and surrounds Queens Park and the Ontario Legislative Building

The buildings populating the central and eastern area of the campus are of Romanesque and Gothic Revival architecture. They were constructed between 1857 and 1929. The University College building dating from 1857 features a mixture of Richardsonian Romanesque and Norman architecture. In 1968 It was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. Another prominent structure is the Soldiers Tower rising 143 feet above the campus grounds. Its arches have been etched with the names of members of the university who lost their lives during the two World Wars.

There are many more examples of historic architecture for visitors to enjoy throughout the campus. If you are interested in old buildings and architecture you will definitely want to spend some time exploring this area, especially the buildings located around King's College Circle in the Front Campus and Tower Road in the Back Campus. See the Map and Directions tab for guidance.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: University of Toronto

Fee: No

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Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.

  • Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Category: Colleges & Universities

Address: 12 Queens Park Crescent W
Toronto, ON M5S 1S8

Phone: +1 416-978-2187


Yelp Rating:
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5 Star Rating U of T has a lot to be criticized for. For one thing, they are notorious for "treating students like a number". Despite all its faults, we still have to... Read More

Idan R. Mar-09-2015

3 Star Rating University of Toronto is located in downtown Toronto. We came here June of 2022 and some of their buildings were under renovations at that time. The campus... Read More

Denise W. Jun-14-2022

1 Star Rating My classmate had poop thrown at her in the university Library. We need to lock up mentally ill people! Campus is not safe compared to smaller cities. Read More

Lakshmi S. Apr-24-2022

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TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Yonge-University-SpadinaQueen's Park or Museum Station1-5 Minutes
Bloor-DanforthSt. George Station1-5 Minutes

How to get to University of Toronto by TTC Subway

No bus needed. From Queens Park Station make your way north and west into the campus; from St. George Station make your way south or from Museum Station make your way west. Use the map for guidance.

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A quick video tour around the grounds of the University of Toronto

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