Tuesday, March 22, 2011

University College


This is University College, the oldest and probably most significant building at U of Toronto. Designed by architects Cumberland and Storm in rugged Romanesque revival style, it was built in 1859 and was the 1st building at the university and remains the centre of the campus. An incredible building with its turrets and towers and wonderful stone carving on the exterior, it was designated a National Historic site in 1968. The interior is spectacular too so I must head down for a photo trip soon! Click on the 'University College' label below to see the shots of the cloisters.

8 comments:

Jack said...

It looks like a solid old guy, if a bit gray and serious!

Leif Hagen said...

What a monumental building! I wonder what she looks like inside? Dark and lots of wood paneling?

Eyeliquor 2 said...

Magnificent building!
And a very nice capture!
Nice one Red Pat!

Randy said...

It looks so grand!

Sharon said...

Now this is a building I remember. While working in Chicago, I took a trip to Toronto with four other friends and we walked all around this beautiful campus. Such grand buildings.

LĂșcia said...

I've already said this, but I think this University is fantastic!!!
This building is a palace!
Thanks for sharing with us!

Halcyon said...

I love the stone used in the older buildings in Toronto. This one is another great example.

EG Wow said...

This is the building I have in mind when I think of the U of T. :)