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Toronto, University of

Toronto, University of, at Toronto, Ont., Canada; nondenominational; provincially supported; coeducational; founded 1827 as King's College. It achieved university status in 1849 and is governed under the Univ. of Toronto Act (1971). The largest university in Canada, it administers more than 30 centers dedicated to research and education, including the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Royal Ontario Museum. There are faculties of arts and science, architecture and landscape architecture, music, dentistry, education, management studies, applied science and engineering, library and information science, social work, forestry, law, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. University colleges include Erindale, Innis, New, Scarborough, University, and Woodsworth. The Univ. of St. Michael's College with its affiliate, the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, is a federated university, as are the Univ. of Trinity College and Victoria Univ. There are also United Church of Canada, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Anglican theological colleges and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. The Univ. of Toronto Press is one of Canada's largest book publishers.

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