Founded in 1848

Founded in 1848

University of Ottawa

Founded in 1848

Founded in 1848

University of Ottawa

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University of Ottawa

Architects Frederic Cumberland and William Storm designed the Romanseque Revival-style building with inspiration from the designs of Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England. 

Construction began on October 4, 1856. University College first opened its doors to students three years later on October 4, 1859. At the time, Toronto was a town of 30,000 people and cows grazed in the fields behind the College.

1853: University College is established as a nonsectarian institution of higher education by the University of Toronto Act.

1854: Founding of the University College Literary and Athletic Society, Canada’s oldest student government.

1856: Inspired by British Universities, Oxford and Cambridge, architects Frederic Cumberland and William Storm, design the main University College building in the Romanseque Revival style. Construction begins on October 4.

1859: The University College building opens its doors to students on October 4. Toronto is a town of 30,000 people. Cows still graze in fields behind the college.

1884: Women are first admitted to University College.

On-campus accommodation

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Ottawa Campus

Residence fee Duration

$11,721 CAD

UP to $20,337

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Ottawa
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Shared house

$8,184 CAD


Shared house

$5,448 CAD


Entire house

$16,368 CAD


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