The University of Toronto is one of the public research universities Canada. It is situated towards the north of the city's central Financial District near the Queen's Park. It can into being by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, bearing the slogan of the first institution of higher learning proper education in the colony of Upper Canada during the British colonial rule. Originally the institute was in control by the grand Church of England, the university assuming was granted with the current name in the historic year of 1850 as the organization was granted the honor of becoming a secular institution. As a collegiate university, it comprises twelve colleges that differ in character and history, each section or school of thought within the university retains substantial autonomy on financial and institutional affairs.
Academically, the University of Toronto is notable name for a great many number of influential movements and curriculums in terms of literary criticism and communication theory; which is collaterally defined as the Toronto School. The university has projected into world large number modern evolutions. It holds the honor for being the birthplace of insulin and stem cell research, and was the site of the first practical electron, the development of multi-touch technology, the unique task of identification of Cygnus X-1 as a black hole. On a comparative scale by a significant margin, it does receive the most annual research funding compared to any other Canadian university.
The Varsity Blues are the honorably proud athletic teams that represent the university in intercollegiate league matches all over the state of Canada, with secularly acceptable long and storied ties to gridiron football and ice hockey. The team has long served the university by providing it with a large numbers of opportunities to celebrate with. The university's historical Hart House is an early example of the North American student centre, side by side serving in development of cultural integrity, intellectual mental abilities and recreational but revival interests within its large Gothic-revival complex.
The University of Toronto has a pleasure of great honorable history for consistently being placed in top level rankings amongst many other universities on national and international rankings all over the present educational sector of the world. It has received the top rank for twelve years as the nation's top medical-doctoral university in Maclean's magazine during the tenure of the years between 1994 and 2005. This highly valuable university places it self at the twenty seventh in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, eighteenth in the Newsweek global university rankings. It further more secures the first rank in its home country Canada and seventeenth position in the overall Times Higher Education ranking by the time magazines. The university had the pleasure of educating two highly celebrated Governors Generals and four Prime Ministers for its mother country of Canada, four foreign leaders, fourteen Justices of the Supreme Court, and has been affiliated with nine Nobel laureates.