University of Toronto
Larry Wayne Richards
University of Toronto: The Campus Guide is the premier international edition in the Campus Guides series. This guide showcases the university’s three campuses and offers an intimate view of Canada’s largest university. Upper Canada’s first institute of higher education was originally built in the nineteenth century in a pastoral setting outside the city limits. The downtown St. George campus—deeply embedded in Toronto’s dense urban core—serves a community of 70,000 students.
One of the highest-ranked universities in the world, the University of Toronto selected this publication, University of Toronto: The Campus Guide, to highlight and promote the distinction of this campus: it is home to some of the finest architecture in Canada, starting with Frederic Cumberland’s masterpiece, the Norman Romanesque-style University College (1859). Other buildings of note include W. G. Storm’s impressive Romanesque-revival Victoria College building (1892), Darling and Pearson’s Gothic-style Trinity College Building (1925), and Hart House, designed by architects Sproatt and Rolph (1919).
This Campus Guide portrays recent university expansion, with buildings designed by Sir Norman Foster; Behnisch Architects; KPMB Architects; Diamond and Schmitt; and Pritzker prizewinner Morphosis, among many others.
Author Larry Richards’s authoritative text is based on the knowledge only an insider can posses: he is professor of architecture at the University of Toronto.