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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.