Following are significant dates for the University and the Faculty. For a description of their
governing structures, and details of the Colleges in the Faculty, please turn to Page 449.
Royal Charter granted to establish King's College at York (Toronto), the state university of the
Province of Upper Canada.
Upper Canada Academy founded at Cobourg, Ontario. It became Victoria College in
Official opening of King's College, located in former Parliament Buildings of the Province
Upper Canada. First degrees granted in 1844.
King's College became University of Toronto; connection with the Church of England
University of Trinity College established by Church of England.
St. Michael's College established by the Basilian Order.
University College established, assuming responsibility for all teaching in Arts in the
the University became an examining and degree-granting body.
Construction of present University College building started. Completed in 1859.
St. Michael's College affiliated with the University. Full federation in 1910.
Instruction begun in fields other than arts and the sciences.
University College became purely an Arts College.
East section of University College building, including University Library, gutted by fire.
It was immediately reconstructed.
Victoria College moved from Cobourg and federated with the University of Toronto.
University Library opened; enlarged in 1909 and in 1954. (Now Sigmund Samuel Library)
Trinity College federated with the University of Toronto.
Part-time courses leading to the B.A. degree established.
University of Toronto Act laid foundation for constitution of the University.
Degree of Bachelor of Commerce established.
Trinity College moved to present buildings from old Queen Street site.
Ontario Upper School (Grade XIII) standing required for admission.
Name of Faculty of Arts changed to "Faculty of Arts and Science".
Degree of Bachelor of Science established.
New College established.
Innis College established.
Scarborough College established.
Erindale College established.
University of Toronto Act 1971 established current governance of the University by a
Scarborough College became separate Arts and Science division in the University.
John P. Robarts Research Library opened.
Woodsworth College established.
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