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“A great afternoon stroll”

University of Toronto
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Toronto Small-Group City Tour
Ranked #14 of 501 things to do in Toronto
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New York City, New York
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“A great afternoon stroll”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

I may be biased, as U of T is my alma Mater, but the St George Campus is one of the most beautiful in Canada!
There's great outdoor nooks to read and great trails to explore.
It's close to many great Toronto attractions, so even if you only get to walk through it on your way to somewhere else (e.g. the ROM), it's well worth the detour.

Visited February 2012
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“Peaceful campus.....picturesque”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Lovely place to stroll around right in the heart of the city next to Chinatown, Parliament Buildings and hospital row on University Ave.

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“One of the most beautiful examples of Victorian architecture in Toronto, and a great ghost story”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Take the subway to Queen Street Station and exit at the north-west corner. When visiting the University of Toronto downtown campus (St. George campus), start at the Nona Macdonald Visitors Centre. (http://discover.utoronto.ca/connect/campus-tours/u-of-t-st-george-campus-tours) There you can catch a free historical tour of the campus during June, July and August, offered on Monday through Friday at 2:30 p.m. You may also be able to arrange additional tour times (416-978-5000). The tour will take you to the oldest of the University of Toronto historical buildings, the University College (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_College,_Toronto) (http://www.uc.utoronto.ca/). There is a wonderful ghost story associated with this building (http://www.uc.utoronto.ca/content/view/178/87/). It was created in 1853, but nearly entirely burned down in 1890. You can see one of the original remaining staircases inside. I highly recommend exploring the quadrangle, where you may catch a play being performed in the summer months and you can visit the student-run cafeteria, Diabolos', a cozy place where you can sip on your coffee and indulge in student-made muffins, while resting on a comfy sofa. More on its architecture at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_College,_Toronto. The art gallery is also worth your attention. You can then continue on to Knox College and wonder at the old-world beauty of its chapel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knox_College,_Toronto) and grounds. If at this point you feel like you need a more substantial meal and a break, wonder over to the old athletic centre, the Hart House. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hart_House_%28University_of_Toronto%29) There you can either have an upscale meal at the Gallery Grill (http://dine.to/gallerygrill) or at the cafeteria, the Arbor Room, which is known for delicious home-cooked food. Check the cultural event schedule and you may be able to catch a Jazz performance or a theatre play, among many other engagements (http://www.harthouse.ca/). There are a number of other buildings you may like to explore, I am sure the staff at the visitors' centre will be able to point you to the ones that best fit your interest. The Royal Ontario Museum, the Bata Shoe Museum, as well as the Museum of Ceramics is a short walk away, as is China Town.

Visited February 2012
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“Huge campus, lots of places to visit”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

If you don't like crowds, the best time to visit would be during the Summer but if you want to get the real experience, go during the school year to see students and staff, all the time, everywhere.

Take a look at the new Faculty of Pharmacy building, the Koffler Centre (including the bookstore and the upper floors), King's Circle, Robarts Library, New College, Convocation Hall, Hart House and Graduate House among many.

Visited February 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“toronto history”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

great old buildings - Hart House - the cahpel at Trinity - the commons at Trinity -

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