|St. George Subway Station|
St. George subway is extremely busy, ranking 2nd of the 69 stations as far as pedestrian traffic goes totaling a quarter of a million people a day. It’s situated right in the heart of the vibrant and colourful
Toronto neighbourhood called “The Annex”, populated primarily with young people from the University of the campus, called St. George Campus. Toronto
|University of Toronto|
|Sir Sandford Fleming|
University of Toronto, originally named ‘ ’ was founded in 1827. At that time it was the first institution of Kings College that offered advanced learning. It changed its name to the Upper Canada University of Toronto in 1850, once the Church of England no longer had control over and today it all 12 colleges are collectively known as the ‘ ’. Toronto School
|The U of T Pub Crawl|
Each of the 12 colleges under the U of T umbrella all have their own history and purpose. Publicly owned and funded, the
has long had a history of innovations in literature, communication theory (psychology, sociology and anthropology) science (insulin and stem cell research) and the first practical electron microscope was discovered at the U of T in 1938 by Eli Burton. Two independent researchers (Louise Webster and Paul Murdin) both working at the University of Toronto announced the discovery of the first black hole using measurements from the the Doppler shift which showed a mass that was three times the mass of the sun. University of Toronto
had employed and educated Sir Sanford Fleming who was known as the Inventor of standard time. He did this after missing a train in 1876 in University of Toronto . He realized this happened because the schedule printed was in p.m. time instead of a.m., hence the birth of the 24 hour clock. He linked this proposal to suggest that standard times zones could be used all over the world and in 1929 all major countries of the world accept time zones. Today the Ireland , has the Sir Sandford Fleming building on its location. University of Toronto
|Sir Sandford Fleming Building|
Off campus within close proximity there is a pumped up nightlife, excellent local shopping, and many great places to eat and shop. It’s just after midnight and University students are just coming out of the Duke of York pub. They do the pub crawl along
Bloor Street on a Friday night into the Bar Mercurio, Regal Beagle, the Fox and Fiddle and the Pauper’s Pub and settle at the Brunswick House for some good music. The street is alive again the next day with restaurants serving organic foods to sushi and coffee houses like Starbucks and Timmy’s are everywhere.
St. George subway, in the heart of the Annex takes you within the reach of Uptown, Downtown and Midtown, making it among the city’s most desirable place to live.