What is Woodsworth College?
We promote an inclusive community and offer many avenues for a fulfilling student experience. We have a large and diverse student body and offer exceptional academic support and registrarial services.
Woodsworth is committed to promoting accessibility and equity, and our core mission is to provide "the best educational experience for a diverse student body."
Our Student Body
The majority of Woodsworth’s students study full time and are admitted directly from high school. However, Woodsworth’s place is unique amongst the colleges at the University of Toronto in that approximately one-third of its students are part-time and the college remains committed to serving their needs. All of its students have full access to the courses and programs offered through the Faculty of Arts & Science.
Woodsworth was founded in 1974 and has traditionally provided alternative and progressive pathways to post-secondary education. It was named after J.S. Woodsworth, who was an advocate for social justice, a Member of Parliament and a founder of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), the forerunner of the New Democratic Party (NDP).
The Victorian house at 119 St. George Street was Woodsworth’s first home. The house was renovated in 1992 by KPMB Architects and an award-winning addition was built. The addition provided much-needed classrooms and study space and a cafe, as well as the beautiful Peter F. Bronfman Courtyard.
A drill hall adjacent to the house, originally used by the Canadian Officers Training Corps (COTC) during the Second World War and later purchased by U of T as an exam centre, was renovated in 2009 and became Kruger Hall Commons, named after the first principal of Woodsworth College. The commons provides study, meeting and social space for students and alumni.
In 2004, Woodsworth College was proud to open its residence at 321 Bloor Street West. The building, a glass tower designed by architects alliance, offers apartment-style accommodations for 371 students.
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Updates from UTogether Guide for Fall 2021
August 12, 2021
June 23, 2021Together apart: In difficult timesCommunity
June 21, 2021Celebrating the Woodsworth College Class of 2021!AlumniCommunity
June 3, 2021Celebrating Student SuccessCommunity
May 19, 2021Cheryl Shook, Assistant Principal & Registrar RetiresAlumniCommunity