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Tour the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO...
Tour the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (U of T) - The campus is fairly large, located right in downtown Toronto, and full of architectural wonders, both old and new.
City streets run through the middle of campus, giving a very urban feel to university life here. The residence buildings and colleges are quite interesting. The huge Robarts library was designed to look like a peacock (stand on the SW corner of Harbord and St. George). Even though it's in the middle of the city, it's still VERY green.
The place we love to hate.
However, there are some fine old buildings on the downtown campus, some good food to be had, as well as really really nice places to sit down, hang out or enjoy your books and some peace.
In short, a perfect place to get some peace in the middle of a bustling city.
There are a number of cafes and eateries tucked away in the residence and lecture buildings that are worth exploring, if for no other reason than the cheap goodness of university food. Yum!
I wouldn't advise you to stay at the university residences during the summer months, some hearsay I had a while ago tells me that the prices are exorbitant.. BUT! Don't take my word for it!
Be sure to visit the Victoria College pink stone building and the Emmanuel College building right next to it.
Take the TTC to Bay subway, Cumberland exit and you'll find yourself in swanky Yorkville. When you're tired, head south on University avenue and turn left into Charles street. You're in Victoria College territory. Grab a map at the Registrar's office and go exploring!
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University of Toronto
University of Toronto is the oldest and the biggest university in Toronto. Its campus (one of its three campuses) is located in downtown Toronto, near the Queen's Park provincial legislative building. Founded in 1827, this university has a rich history and you should learn about it by taking a walk through its campus and taking a look at some of the historic buildings there.
U of T - "Harvard of the North"
The St. George campus in downtown T.O. definitely has some of the oldest, most beautiful buildings in the city. For tourists, I would recommend strolling around King's College Circle, as well as trekking across Queen's Park to Victoria College. Many movies are fillmed at Victoria College and at University College (which is situated right along King's College Circle, the heart of the campus). Convocation Hall is also along King's College Circle, and is where graduations are held every term.
I personally graduated from this University in 2002. Although I would not recommend this university for studies, it's a nice place to stroll around and take artistic photos. If you go on a weekend, chances are you'll stumble across at least one wedding party, particularly Knox College is a popular place to get married.
Some Random bits about U of T:
University College is said to be haunted by an old janitor. heheh.
Robarts Library is supposed to be shaped like a swan...do you see it?
Robarts Library is actually sinking into the ground. When it was designed, the engineers failed to account for the weight of the books!
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