University of Toronto
Type: Historic Sites, Sightseeing, Tours and Excursions
Founded in 1827, this public institution has consistently been viewed as one of Toronto's strongest Universities. In addition to the University of Toronto's place as a leader in post-secondary... Read More
Founded in 1827, this public institution has consistently been viewed as one of Toronto's strongest Universities. In addition to the University of Toronto's place as a leader in post-secondary education, the sprawling downtown campus is a remarkable display of different architectural styles (contemporary, Gothic, Victorian), sculptures and green spaces. It looks well suited for ghost sightings, of which there are many, including a roaming 19th-century stonemason. Stroll through the campus along the Philosopher's Walk pathway, admire the stained glass windows in the Gothic Revival-style Soldiers' Tower or explore the bookshelves at Robarts Library, one of the leading examples of Brutalist architecture in North America. Be sure to pop into the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, with 700,000 volumes of exciting original materials.
- Campus: tour; Mon-Fri; 11am; and; 2pm,; Sat-Sun; 11am
- Historic: walking; tour; Jun-Aug; Mon-Fri; 10:30am,; 1pm,; 2:30pm
- Best for The Annex's Best Attractions & Activities Because: There is no Annex without the University of Toronto (and what a beautiful University it is!).
- Best for Historic Sites Because: A royal charter was formally issued by King George IV in 1827 to begin King's College, which later became the University of Toronto.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: U of T will look recognizable due to its many appearances in films. It is rich in historical significance and a lovely sight to behold.