The Toronto Years: 1890-1899

1890
November 12: Proclamation of the University Act federating Victoria University with the University of Toronto. Victoria agrees to hold abeyance to its degree-granting powers (except in Theology) and decides to move to Toronto.

1891

Founding of the Missionary Society, the first society at Victoria in which both men and women participate.
June 15: Laying of the cornerstone for the new Victoria building in Toronto.

1892

October 25: Official opening of the new Victoria College building. The College had 226 students (including 14 women) and a staff of 11, all Canadian-born.

1894

Founding of the Athletic Union.
The Jackson and Literary Societies amalgamate to form the Union Literary Society.

1897

Founding of the Barbara Heck Memorial Association (later the Victoria Women's Association).

1898

Inauguration of the Athletic Stick, awarded annually to an outstanding male athlete in his final year.
Founding of the Alumnae Association.

1899

The Methodist Church establishes its archives at Victoria University.

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