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15 Charles St. E.
Toronto, ON M4Y 1S1
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George Hislop played a pivotal role in the development of Toronto's gay community. He was the first candidate for the municipal office, who was openly gay. In 2005, he received the International Lesbian and Gay Law Association's Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Award for his efforts and contribution in developing and striving for the equality of LGBT community in Canada. After his death in 2005, a park in Toronto's Church and Wellesley neighborhood was named after him, as a tribute to his contribution towards the community. It is a beautiful park surrounded by lush green trees and colorful flowers. It also has many benches where visitors can sit and read or just admire the beauty of nature.
Norman Jewison is a renowned Canadian film director, actor and producer, who has used his films as a source of highlighting various social and political issues. He has won many accolades for his contribution to Canadian cinema including an Honorary Degrees from Trent, Western Ontario and the University of Toronto and the naming of a park in downtown as a tribute to him. The park has beautiful promenades where visitors can enjoy a peaceful walk under the lush green trees following the winding roads. Norman Jewison Park is one of the most well maintained parks in Toronto.
This is a residence facility for the students studying in Victoria University in the University of Toronto. The focus is here on co-operative living and students divide the house responsibilities amongst themselves.
The structure of St. Paul's Bloor Street, the Anglican Church contains an old world charm with humongous white pillars, beautiful angel heads at every corner and fascinating sculptures. It also incorporates the Queens Memorial Shrine which contains a granite platform, a tablet and a golden casket within which the Book of Remembrance is placed. Stained glass rose windows surround you while the charming Font steals your attention. Also present, is the gorgeous Chapel of Good Sheppard. The Arium and Cody Hall are huge event spaces within the church and are used regularly for concerts, lectures and other programs. Check the website for further details.
An 1856 Roman Catholic Cathedral, St. Basil's Church demands a visit for being the third oldest church of the city. The regular prayer services along with choir and musical events comprise the activities conducted by the church. For further details on the church, visit their website.
Known as a home for the artistic people of Canada, the Studio Building was a great structure. Featuring a working studio that was of great importance in the Canadian heritage of art, the site was designated as the National Historic Site.
This local park was completely refurbished and is now transformed into a community hub. The aim in developing this green space was to create a flexible community venue that doubles up as a park. It has wet zones for kids featuring splash pads, walking paths, a performance stage and a dog park too. However, the highlight is the AIDS Memorial that has been installed in this park.
The Burwash Dining Hall is the place where students of Victoria College enjoy lovely meals. This dining hall for students has been serving the college since 1913. The hall serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; more than a dining establishment it is a gathering place, where students interact with each other.
The Village is a cultural hub which stretches from Carlton to Bloor and is a melting pot for the lesbian, gay, bi and trans communities of Toronto. The place is home to many galleries, theaters, hosts a variety of musical events and is always bustling with activity. It is the venue for Pride Week, Toronto's summer festival. The Village is also an address for many restaurants, bars and fashion stores. The symbol of The Village is a rainbow colored ribbon, which is a representation of The Village's identity. Colloquially the place is also referred to as the Gaybourhood or the Gay Ghetto.
The Annesley Hall takes pride in being the foremost residences that were for women in the entire nation. A part of the Victoria College, this structure is renowned for having differently styled rooms; female pupils also have access to the Tackaberry Library and Music Room.
The Victoria University is named in the honor of Queen Victoria. Known for liberal arts and sciences the college also offers courses in theological studies. For admissions schedule and other details, check website.
The Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto was established in 1887 and is the oldest and most revered law schools in Canada. Renowned globally for its quality of education, the school offers programs across the field of law. This includes arenas of corporate law, law and economics, legal theory and international law. The school offers extensive courses such as Master of Studies in Law, Global Professional Master of Laws, Doctor of Juridical Science and Master of Laws.