Canada's Leading Institution

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate.

The University is distinguished by an extraordinary depth and breadth of excellence. U of T’s global outlook and cosmopolitan location in one of the world’s great cities provide students with a transformative educational experience, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to navigate our rapidly changing world.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 public universities worldwide, U of T has remarkable strengths in disciplines that span the humanities, social sciences, sciences and the professions. According to Times Higher Education (THE), U of T is one of only eight universities globally to place in the top 50 in all 11 subject areas ranked by THE — demonstrating our excellence in scholarship across a wide range of fields.

UofT Campus

Real Estate Portfolio

The University’s three campuses contain a concentration of the country’s foremost cultural, educational, research, medical and government institutions. These institutions are of global significance and situated amongst a concentration of significant heritage resources, dynamic contemporary architecture, and a wealth of publicly accessible open spaces and distinctive landscapes.

The University is one of the largest landowners in downtown Toronto, with the St. George Campus consisting of over 120 buildings, on 130 acres (53 hectares) of land, and with 1,196,000 gross square metres of facilities in Toronto’s downtown core. Together, this collection of uses, buildings and landscapes creates a special and distinct area of local, city- wide and global importance. The University of Toronto Scarborough comprises 37 buildings across 303 acres (122.5 hectares), totaling 1,733,000 gross square feet. The University of Toronto Mississauga consists of 51 buildings on 221 acres (89.4 hectares) and a total of 2,122,000 gross square feet.