The historic heart of U of T’s St. George campus is an oasis of green enjoyed by thousands of students, faculty, staff, visitors and Toronto residents throughout the year. The majesty of the iconic buildings and cloistered courtyards surrounding King’s College Circle is enhanced by the picturesque landscape of paths, trees, lawns and gardens. When you think of this space, you might recall your own Convocation or that of a loved one, fondly remember hurried debates with friends on the way to class, or harken back to that first sunny day of spring, when the campus comes to life.
Through the Landmark Project, the University of Toronto is taking the bold step of reclaiming the St. George campus core for pedestrians by creating a cohesive, welcoming and beautiful network of people-centric spaces more befitting our status as one of the world’s great universities. Spacious new plazas, meandering paths and gardens, striking vistas, the removal of surface parking and pavilions will transform our downtown campus into a much greener, more accessible and socially dynamic place, while at the same time respecting and preserving the intrinsic character, beauty and legacy of one of Canada’s most significant landscapes.
With the support of our community, we will revitalize our breathtaking architectural inheritance and reinstate the St. George campus core as one of the most vibrant and indispensable public spaces in our city and country.