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

Fee: No

Address: 27 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 1A1, Canada

Phone: (416) 978-2011

Official Website: University of Toronto


Rated 4.4 out of 5 Star Rating

3 Star Rating The University of Toronto is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in Upper Canada. Originally controlled by the Church of England, the university assumed its present name in 1850 upon becoming a secular institution. As a collegiate university, it comprises 11 colleges each with substantial autonomy on financial and institutional affairs and significant differences in character and history. The university maintains three campuses, the oldest of which is St. George, located in downtown Toronto. The other two satellite campuses are located in Scarborough and Mississauga.
Muhammad Talha - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Such a great history about this university. Absolutely work class campuses.
Vikram Patil - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Beautiful landscape and buildings. Harry Potter fan favourite #Toronto #Landscape #Education #School #Law #economics
Nadia Tuffaha - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating It is a magnificent university with a lot of history and cultural diversity. You'll get to see many beautiful architectural works around it. However, you need a whole day to complete the university tour.
The Stranger - a year ago

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5 Star Rating I recently had the pleasure of attending the University of Toronto downtown campus and I must say, it was an absolutely incredible experience. The university is top-notch, with a wide variety of academic programs and research opportunities available to students. The faculty at the University of Toronto downtown campus are also excellent. They are knowledgeable and dedicated, taking the time to ensure that students are well-prepared for success in their chosen fields. In addition to the academic experience, the University of Toronto downtown campus also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities and student services. There are a number of clubs and organizations to join, and the student services office is always available to provide support and assistance. The campus itself is also beautiful, with a range of modern and well-maintained facilities. It is a great place to study, live, and socialize. Overall, I would give the University of Toronto downtown campus a full five stars. It is a must-attend for anyone looking for a top-quality academic experience in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Fouad Abboud - a year ago

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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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