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Victoria College

Victoria College

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

Victoria College

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Northumberland
The Town of Cobourg
Behind a large tree in front of the college
on the north side of University Avenue East
across from College Street


Coordinates: N 43 57.922 W 78 09.871

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Plaque Text

The cornerstone of this building was laid June 7, 1832, and teaching began in 1836. First operated under a royal charter by the Wesleyan Methodists as Upper Canada Academy, in 1841 it obtained a provincial charter under the name of Victoria College, giving it power to grant degrees. Victoria's first president was the Reverend Egerton Ryerson, newspaper editor and founder of Ontario's present educational system. In 1890 the college federated with the University of Toronto and, in 1892, left Cobourg.

Related Ontario plaque
Egerton Ryerson 1803-1882

Related Toronto plaque
Burwash Hall Victoria University

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