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3.Johnston Hall

  • Outside of Johnston Hall
  • Window on Johnston Hall
  • View from top of Johnston Hall
  • Young man reading a book
  • Angled view of Johnston Hall
  • Student orientation
  • Johnston Hall Clock Tower
  • Johnston Hall through the trees

Despite his lack of practical farm expertise, William Johnston (1848-1885) was the "founder" of the Ontario Agricultural College and its Principal from 1876-1879. It was his vision that led to the creation of a three-year degree program, affiliated with the University of Toronto, which began in 1887 and continued until 1964. Johnston Hall, built in 1932 as a student residence and administrative offices, is now one of the University's most recognized buildings.

The plaque is located in the main foyer of Johnston Hall.

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1