The Cobourg Years: 1850-1869
Samuel Sobieski Nelles is appointed Acting Principal; Ryerson becomes President. The College is at low ebb; only four students turn up for the beginning of term.
S.S. Nelles is appointed Principal.
Ryerson retires and Nelles is made President.
After the discontinuation of medical teaching at the University of Toronto , Dr. John Ralph's Toronto School of Medicine turns to Victoria for its degrees and is known as the Medical Department (later, Faculty of Medicine) of Victoria College.
Founding of the Literary Association.
Founding of the Alumni Association.
The Faculty of Law is added.
The first conversazione is held by the Literary Society. Since dancing was not permitted at the College, the conversaziones were the major Victoria social events for many years.
The Montreal branch of the Faculty of Medicine is added.
The Montreal branch of the Faculty of Law is added.
English Literature, taught by Alfred Henry Reynar, is added to the curriculum.