Outline of the Organization of the University of Toronto


The senior administrative officers of the University include:


The University of Toronto is comprised of three campuses: the St. George campus, the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), and the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). Although the campuses themselves are separate, their academic communities are linked through programs of study and common research interests. The St. George campus buildings, in downtown Toronto, are home to the largest number of students and programs. Scarborough campus, about 30 kilometres to the east, has its own academic community nested on 120 hectares of protected parkland. The Mississauga campus, about 30 kilometres to the west of St. George, is situated on the curve of the Credit River.


The University is composed of several colleges, each with a distinctive feel and sense of community. All students in the oldest and largest faculty, the Faculty of Arts and Science, must register in a college. The benefit of college membership has been extended to the professional faculties; accordingly, two of the colleges - Innis and New - are multi-faculty colleges accepting some professional students as well as students in Arts and Science.

The St. George colleges owned and operated entirely by the University are:

The federated universities represent separate legal entities with their own independent boards. They appoint their own staff and own their own buildings but their Arts and Science teaching staff, curriculum and students are an integral part of the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University. They are:

In addition to the undergraduate colleges, the University is also the site of a consortium of independent theological colleges (Toronto School of Theology), which offer graduate academic instruction in theology as well as their own individual pastoral degrees. The consortium includes Knox College, St, Augustine’s, Wycliffe, Regis, Emmanuel (within Victoria College), Trinity and St. Michael’s.

Massey College is an incorporated body providing residential and other amenities for students registered in the School of Graduate Studies.


Students enroll for a program of studies in one of the faculties or schools. There are 14 professional faculties and schools, in addition to the Faculty of Arts and Science, the School of Graduate Studies and the School of Continuing Studies. Of these, the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto and the Faculty of Medicine are the largest and consist of multiple departments. Almost all of the buildings and facilities of the professional faculties are located on the downtown campus. Some divisions have interdisciplinary centres and institutes associated with them. A complete listing of divisions, departments, centres and institutes can be found here.

  • Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
    • Aerospace Studies, Institute for
    • Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, Institute of
    • Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Department of
    • Civil Engineering, Department of
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of
    • Engineering Science, Division of
    • Materials Science and Engineering, Department of
    • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Department of
    • Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice, Institute for
  • John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
  • Faculty of Arts and Science
    • Anthropology, Department of
    • Astronomy & Astrophysics, Department of
    • Cell and Systems Biology, Department of
    • Chemistry, Department of
    • Classics, Department of
    • Computer Science, Department of
    • Earth Sciences, Department of
    • East Asian Studies, Department of
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of
    • Economics, Department of
    • English, Department of
    • French, Department of
    • Geography, Department of
    • Germanic Languages & Literatures, Department of
    • History, Department of
    • History of Art
    • Italian Studies, Department of
    • Linguistics, Department of
    • Mathematics, Department of
    • Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, Department of
    • Philosophy, Department of
    • Physics, Department of
    • Political Science, Department of
    • Psychology, Department of
    • Religion, Department for the Study of
    • Slavic Languages & Literatures, Department of
    • Sociology, Department of
    • Spanish & Portuguese, Department of
    • Statistical Sciences, Department of
  • Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Information
  • Faculty of Law
  • Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
  • Temerty Faculty of Medicine
    • Anesthesia, Department of
    • Biochemistry, Department of
    • Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Institute of
    • Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
    • Family and Community Medicine, Department of
    • Immunology, Department of
    • Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Department of
    • Medical Biophysics, Department of
    • Medical Imaging, Department of
    • Medical Science, Institute of
    • Medicine, Department of
    • Molecular Genetics, Department of
    • Nutritional Sciences, Department of
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of
    • Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Department of
    • Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, Department of
    • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Department of
    • Paediatrics, Department of
    • Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of
    • Physical Therapy, Department of
    • Physiology, Department of
    • Psychiatry, Department of
    • Radiation Oncology, Department of
    • Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
    • Speech-Language Pathology, Department of
    • Surgery, Department of
  • Faculty of Music
  • Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
  • Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
    • Applied Psychology and Human Development,
    • Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Department of
    • Social Justice Education, Department of
    • Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, Department of
  • Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
  • UTM
    • Anthropology, Department of
    • Biology, Department of
    • Chemical and Physical Sciences, Department of
    • Communication, Culture and Information Technology, Institute of
    • Economics, Department of
    • English and Drama, Department of
    • Geography, Department of
    • Historical Studies, Department of
    • Language Studies, Department of
    • Management, Department of
    • Management and Innovation, Institute for
    • Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Department of
    • Medicine, Mississauga Academy of
    • Philosophy, Department of
    • Political Science, Department of
    • Psychology, Department of
    • Sociology, Department of
    • South Asian Civilizations, Centre for
    • Visual Studies, Department of
  • UTSC
    • Anthropology, Department of
    • Arts, Culture and Media, Department of
    • Biological Sciences, Department of
    • Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Department of
    • Critical Development Studies, Centre for
    • English, Department of
    • French & Linguistics, Centre for
    • Historical & Cultural Studies, Department of
    • Human Geography, Department of
    • Management, Department of
    • Philosophy, Department of
    • Physical & Environmental Sciences, Department of
    • Political Science, Department of
    • Psychology, Department of
    • Sociology, Department of


The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) promotes excellence in graduate education and oversees graduate studies at over eighty graduate units (departments, centres and institutes), providing faculty members with unique opportunities for interdisciplinary scholarship. Besides its administrative function, SGS is available to provide expertise, advice and information to individual graduate units, helping them to attract and retain excellent students. SGS undertakes frequent reviews of the graduate programs, to promote the highest academic standards.


The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is dedicated to meeting the professional and intellectual needs of adults in the community. The School offers a wide range of challenging and rewarding non-degree and certification programs conducted both in-class and through distance education classrooms around the world. For over 100 years, SCS has developed programs for the adult learner in the arts, humanities, business and professional development, writing and literature, media and new technology, science, ESL and other languages.


The University is affiliated with some of Canada's finest clinical and public health facilities for student clinical placements. Through the University of Toronto, the Health Science Faculties are fully affiliated with ten teaching hospitals. The University is partially affiliated with 11 community teaching hospitals and five Public Boards of Health. The fully affiliated hospitals are:


The University of Toronto Library system is the largest in Canada and ranks fourth among North American research libraries.


Most of the ancillary entities are wholly owned and controlled by the University but are the subjects of separate financial reporting because of the special nature of their operations. They include:


The following residences, providing approximately 6,250 places, are owned and operated by the University:

The following residences are owned and operated by others:


Most of the University buildings are located in central Toronto on or near the St. George Campus, which occupies approximately 50 hectares roughly bounded by Spadina Avenue, Bloor Street, Queen's Park and College Street.

The University of Toronto Scarborough is on its own campus 33 kilometres to the east (117 hectares).

The University of Toronto at Mississauga is on its own campus about 33 kilometres to the west (89 hectares).

In addition to the three campuses, the University properties include:

  • The Institute for Aerospace Studies
  • The Hart House Caledon Farm
  • Space occupied by the University of Toronto Press
  • Joker’s Hill (King City)
  • The University Forest (near Dorset)
  • The University Survey Camp (Gull Lake)

1 The Press is a not-for-profit corporation without share capital.

2 The Hungarian Research Institute of Canada , while designated as a research ancillary, is not owned or wholly controlled by the University.