Emmanuel College

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Entrance to Emmanuel College from Avenue Road

Emmanuel College, the premier theological school of the United Church of Canada, was incorporated in 1927, amalgamating the Faculty of Theology of Victoria College and  Union Theological College (which comprised the members of Knox College who moved to the United Church on its creation in 1925.

Emmanuel College, as a constituent college of Victoria University, was made a separatelt affiliated college of the University of Toronto 1n 1928.

The theological college at Victoria University in the University of Toronto was completed in 1931 in a traditional style so similar to the adjoining Birge-Carnegie Library to the north that the two appear to be the same building, forming a the western side of the Victoria College campus between Charles Street and the beginning of Queen's Park Crescent. It houses administrative offices, classrooms, a library, and a chapel.


L.W. Richards, University of Toronto: An Architectural Tour, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2009, pp. 84-5.

Cousland, Kenneth H. The Founding of Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto.Toronto: The Pocupine's Quill, 1978.