The geographic centre of downtown TORONTO is devoted to politics, medicine and education. The Ontario legislature and provincial government buildings, a complex of 5 hospitals and scientific research facilities, and the University of TORONTO occupy several city blocks north to south, east to west.
U of T was the birthplace of insulin and stem cell research, site of the first practical electron microscope, developed multi-touch technology, identified Cygnus X-1 as a black hole and developed the theory of NP completeness. By a significant margin, it receives the most annual research funding of any Canadian university.
Some facts and figures:
12,000 faculty members
66,000 undergraduate students
Domestic tuition $5,695-$13,203 depending on the program
International tuition $16,886 to $48,293
3 art galleries
On the downtown St. George campus (where these photos were taken) there are more than 58,000 undergraduate students, 30 restaurants, 1 publishing house, 34 special constables, 21 incubator start-ups and 8 commercial businesses.
SUBWAY STOPS: Queen’s Park, St. George, Museum