About this tour
With almost 200 years of architectural history, the University of Toronto’s St. George campus is without a doubt one of the most unique and remarkable architectural collections in Canada. Join us on this walk as we explore some of its contemporary gems – from monumental concrete additions to context sensitive renovations, as well as the numerous open spaces that tie the campus together. Along the way we will see how architects have worked around, added to, repaired, and sometimes even relocated, some of the university’s earliest buildings – as well as a take a peek into the future of the campus as we discuss some exciting plans currently underway.
Buildings on this tour range from the 1950s to now. The tour also features several courtyards and open spaces that are characteristic of the University of Toronto’s urban fabric. Highlights include the Leslie Dan Pharmacy Building by Foster + Partners and Moffatt Kinoshita Architects, the Brutalist classic Robarts Library by Warner Burns Toan & Lunde with Mathers & Haldenby, and the recently completed Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport by Patkau Architects and MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects.
WHEN | Every Sunday from 10am to 12pm, June 3 to October 7
DURATION | 2 hours
DISTANCE | Approx 2 km with some stairs to and from buildings (accessibility can be accommodated)
MEETING PLACE | In the plaza in front of the Terrence Donnelly Centre (160 College Street)
FINISH | Philosopher’s Walk
TICKETS | $10 per person (free for Children 12 & under when accompanied by a paid adult)
Pictures from this tour
Curious about what you’ll see on this tour? Check out some of the images taken by previous attendees!