University Avenue is one of the main north-south roads in downtown Toronto. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario It begins at the intersection of Front W and York streets near Union Station and heads northwest for a short distance before turning north. Front Street is an east-west road in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. At Adelaide Street W, the avenue divides slightly, leaving room for a median of greenery and sculptures between the north and southbound lanes.
The avenue ends at College Street, where it splits into Queen's Park Crescent East (northbound) and West (southbound). College Street is a main east-west route in downtown Toronto, Canada. Between these two roads is Queen's Park, the home of the Ontario Legislature. The building creates a terminating vista for those looking north along University. In Urban design, a terminating vista is a Building or Monument that stands at the end or in the middle of a Road, so that when one is looking The legislature's site was originally home to the main building of the University of Toronto, and this is the origin of the avenue's name. This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus Today the university surrounds the legislature, but no university buildings are actually on University Avenue.
North of Bloor Street, the road continues as Avenue Road. Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Avenue Road is a major north-south street in Toronto, Ontario.
While Yonge Street is the emotional heart of the city and Bay Street the financial hub, University Avenue is arguably Toronto's most prestigious thoroughfare. Yonge Street (pronounced "young" is a major arterial street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and its northern Suburbs It was formerly Bay Street is a street in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the centre of Toronto's financial district and is often used by The Financial District is a business district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, within the downtown core The boulevard is unusually wide for Canadian cities (except for Winnipeg), as it expands from 6 lanes wide (just past the jog at Front and York streets) to 8 lanes wide (just past the divide past Adelaide W). Winnipeg (ˈwɪnɨpɛg is the capital and largest city in the Canadian province of Manitoba, and 7th largest municipality in Canada with a population In addition, the speed limit for the most part of University Avenue is 60 km/h (35 mph), which is also unusual for a downtown surface street in Canada.
The northernmost part of the street is dominated by a series of hospitals. These include the Toronto General Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto Rehab, and the Hospital for Sick Children. The Toronto General Hospital (TGH is a part of the University Health Network, and a major teaching hospital in downtown Toronto, Ontario. This page is about a Canadian hospital For other uses please see Mount Sinai (disambiguation Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH is a Hospital Princess Margaret Hospital is located in downtown Toronto Ontario Canada on University Avenue at College Street The Hospital for Sick Children, also known as SickKids, is a world-renowned Children's hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This stretch is occasionally referred to as "Hospital Row" by locals and the Media. The intersection of University and College is also home to the headquarters of Ontario Power Generation. Ontario Power Generation (OPG is a Public company wholly owned by the Government of Ontario.
The rest of the street is home to a variety of corporate offices and provincial government buildings. Historically, this imposing marble and concrete facade has met with mixed reviews. Noted Canadian author and historian Pierre Berton commented that University Avenue "was rendered antiseptic by the presence of hospitals and insurance offices. For other people with the same name see Pierre Berton (disambiguation. . . the pristine display of wall-to-wall concrete that ran from Front Street to Queen's Park. " The bunker-like United States Consulate adds little to the stark scenery, though occasional protests do add colour. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
University Avenue has matured and mellowed somewhat since Berton's bleak observation. Restaurants now dot the southern end of University Avenue. Recently completed at the intersection of University and Queen Street is the Four Seasons Centre, which is the new home of the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. Queen Street West describes both the western branch of Queen Street, a major east-west thoroughfare and a series of neighbourhoods or commercial districts situated west The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is a 2071-seat Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which had its grand opening Wednesday June The Canadian Opera Company (COC located in Toronto Ontario, is the largest opera company in Canada and the sixth largest in North America. The National Ballet of Canada is Canada 's largest Ballet troupe Osgoode Hall presents stately architecture and a welcome green space. Osgoode Hall is the name for a landmark building in Downtown Toronto which houses the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of During the holiday season, festive lights illuminate the trees and shrubs of the boulevard.
A portion of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line runs the length of University Avenue. The Yonge-University-Spadina Line is the oldest and busiest subway line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.