The Toronto Years: 1890-1899

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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


The Methodist Church establishes its archives at Victoria University.

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