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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please note that although information regarding inscriptions can be found below, no naming opportunities remain available at this time.

General questions

All donor inscriptions have been submitted and sent for fabrication. We are now in the fabrication stage; recognition is in the process of being fabricated and installed in phases. We will inform you once your recognition is installed.

Construction on the Landmark Project began in 2020 and is scheduled to last up to four years. Throughout the construction phases, we regularly share progress updates with our donors. We expect to celebrate the project's completion in 2023-24.

Our U of T grounds team maintains the exterior landscape of the campus, including plantings, trees, paving and benches, in accordance with the University's commitment to maintaining the beauty of our campus now and for future generations.

We have successfully completed fundraising for the Landmark Project. You can learn more about our other giving opportunities at engage.utoronto.ca.

You can contact Ruth Binns, Landmark Stewardship Officer, at landmark.project@utoronto.ca with questions about the project and your recognition.

You can submit changes to your contact details by using our Address Update Form.

Paver questions

Pavers will be integrated into elegant outdoor pedestrian walkways in the area around Convocation Hall and Simcoe Hall and in the area around Alumni House. Donors were informed of the area where their specific paver will be located when they received their rendering.

All pavers will be placed in a location with high pedestrian traffic and protected from vehicle traffic. If you have questions about your location, please contact landmark.project@utoronto.ca.

Landmark pavers are elegant 12x12 inch granite squares engraved with a personal message. See below for examples of what your inscribed paver will look like!


These sample images of pavers are for illustration purposes only.

Tree questions

Your tree will be recognized with a 20x12 inch granite paver that will be clearly placed in perpendicular alignment to your tree.

In addition to your inscription, your tree paver will include an engraved illustration of the tree’s leaf, and the Latin name of the species. See below for an example of what your inscribed paver will look like!

This sample image of a tree paver is for illustration purposes only.

The majority of trees will be located within King's College Circle and include the following species: Freeman Maple, American Hornbeam, Appalachian Spring Dogwood, Redbud, Autumn Gold Ginkgo, Honey Locust, Black Tupelo, Accolade Flowering Cherry, Regal Prince Oak, and White Pine.

Donors were informed of their tree species and location when they received their rendering. If you have questions about your tree, please contact landmark.project@utoronto.ca.

Arborists employed a selection and vetting process to identify suitable tree species. Tree species were identified for the landscape by their suitability for the spaces and conditions on campus.

Our U of T grounds team maintains exterior landscape of the campus which includes pruning, irrigation, and soil remediation at the beginning and end of season.

Bench questions

Bench plaques are elegant 12x2.25 inch metal engraved with your bench dedication. See below for examples of what your inscribed plaque will look like!



This sample image of a bench with plaque is for illustration purposes only.

The benches for the Landmark project were selected by our landscape architect for the project.

The selected bench was also reviewed by the University’s Design Review Committee, which advises the University on the development of built form environments, to help the University implement its aims to a level of excellence that matches our academic activities.

The benches are built into the landscape and will be exposed to the elements. The benches are made from thermally modified ash which will offer protection from weather and frequent use. Our U of T grounds team maintains exterior landscape of the campus including maintenance of seating as required.

Garden questions

Garden markers are elegant engraved 28x12.4 inch granite stones with your garden dedication. See below for examples of what your inscribed marker will look like!



These sample images of garden markers are for illustration purposes only.

Our U of T grounds team maintains exterior landscape of the campus which includes weeding, pruning and irrigation at times that align with seasonal needs.