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Life in Toronto

The University of St. Michael’s College campus is in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest city and the fourth-largest city in North America.

Over half of local residents were born abroad, making the city of almost three million one of the most diverse in the world.

Outside of class, students in the Faculty of Theology have access to a wide array of cultural offerings, including:

  • Annual Toronto International Film Festival
  • Street festivals
  • Lively food culture
  • Efficient public transportation system
  • 18% of Toronto’s total area is dedicated to park space.
  • Great theatres and concerts
  • The Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Extensive park system
  • Over 10 million trees across the city
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The city is made up of over 240 distinct neighbourhoods, bringing the scale of the metropolis down to a livable size for residents. In 2021, it was ranked the second-safest city in the world.

The St. Michael’s campus is located at the intersection of Bay Street and St. Joseph Street on the eastern edge of the University of Toronto campus.

Subway and bus stops nearby put the rest of Toronto within easy reach, and attractions within walking distance include:

  • Queen’s Park
  • Yonge-Dundas Square
  • The Royal Ontario Museum
  • Coffee shops downtown
  • The Eaton Centre
  • The Yorkville shopping district
  • Numerous restaurants
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