FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please note that although information regarding inscriptions can be found below, no naming opportunities remain available at this time.
When will my recognition be installed?
Construction on the Landmark Project is almost complete. We expect to celebrate the project’s full completion in 2024. We will continue to regularly share progress updates with our donors and contact you directly when your recognition is installed.
CAN I VISIT CAMPUS TO SEE MY RECOGNITION AND THE PROJECT?
The University of Toronto St. George campus is open to the public. If you would like to come to campus to find your recognition and see the project’s progress, you are welcome to visit anytime. For anyone with a paver, we are working on developing a mapping tool to help with locating them. We will be in touch with you when it is ready. If you have any questions about visiting, you can contact us at email@example.com. If you are planning a visit, please keep in mind Landmark is still in active construction and will continue to be for the next few months.
HOW WILL MY RECOGNITION BE MAINTAINED?
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.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PROJECT?
We have successfully completed fundraising for the Landmark Project. You can learn more about our other giving opportunities at engage.utoronto.ca.
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY RECOGNITION?
You can contact Margaret Mikolas, Donor Recognition Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the project and your recognition.
MY CONTACT INFORMATION HAS CHANGED, HOW DO I UPDATE IT?
You can submit changes to your contact details by using our Address Update Form.
WHERE WILL MY PAVER BE LOCATED?
Pavers will be integrated into elegant outdoor pedestrian walkways around King’s College Circle. Pavers that have been installed are located near Convocation Hall and Simcoe Hall, and around the J. Robert S. Prichard Alumni House. We have informed all donors who have installed pavers.
All pavers are placed in locations with high pedestrian traffic and protected from vehicle traffic. If you have questions about your location, please contact email@example.com.
HOW CAN I FIND MY PAVER?
Now that donor inscribed pavers have been installed, a mapping tool is in development. We will inform donors when the mapping tool is available for use. If you have questions about your paver, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MY PAVER IS INSTALLED AND I WANT TO MAKE CHANGES?
Once your paver is installed, we cannot make any changes. If you have questions about your paver, please email us at email@example.com.
HOW WILL I SUBMIT MY INSCRIPTION?
You will be emailed a unique link to a portal where you can provide your inscription preferences. If you have questions about the email address we have on file, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to update your contact information.
WILL I GET TO CHOOSE A SPECIFIC LOCATION FOR MY PAVER?
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate location requests given the size of the area and the number of stones involved, but all stones will be placed in a suitable location with high pedestrian traffic and protection from vehicle traffic.
If you have any questions related to the location of your paver, please share them with us by e-mail at email@example.com. After your paver is installed, it will be added to the mapping tool that is currently in development that will help donors to locate their paver.
What will my inscribed paver look like?
Landmark pavers are elegant 12x12 inch granite squares engraved with a personal message. See below for examples of what your inscribed paver looks like!
These sample images of pavers are for illustration purposes only.
HOW LONG CAN MY INSCRIPTION BE?
Paver inscriptions can be up to 50 characters total, including spaces, with a maximum of 18 characters per line. Inscriptions must follow the naming format described below.
WHAT CAN BE INCLUDED IN MY INSCRIPTION?
Three elements are permitted:
- Optional prefatory message:
- In honour of
- In memory of
- In recognition of
- In celebration of
- One or two names, e.g.:
- Joseph Benjamin
- Joseph Benjamin and Esther F. Caplan
- Joseph and Esther Benjamin
- Benjamin Family
- Optional U of T degrees, e.g.:
- BA 1958
- BA 58
- BA 1958 UC
- BA 5T8
- BA 5T8 UC
CAN I INCLUDE A DEGREE WITH MY INSCRIPTION?
Yes, degrees may be included, as noted above. Please observe the following guidelines for degrees:
- U of T degrees or honorary degrees only
- College affiliation can be included
- Degrees will be verified, and must be awarded no later than Spring 2023 convocation
Suggested formats include:
- Maria Annunziata BA 5T8
- Maria Annunziata BA 1958
- Maria Annunziata BA 1958 UC
WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED IN A PAVER INSCRIPTION?
The following things are not permitted:
- Business or organization names
- Non U of T degrees
- Salutations (e.g., Mr., Mrs., Ms.)
- Descriptors of any kind (e.g., mother, daughter, mentor, teacher, friend), with the exception of ’Professor’, for U of T faculty only)
- Special characters cannot be engraved, such as: # * + = $ & / \ @ ! ?
How will my tree be recognized?
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.
What tree species are being planted as part of the project?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How were the tree species selected?
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.
How will my tree be cared for?
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.
What will my inscribed bench plaque look like?
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.
How were the benches selected?
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.
How will my bench be maintained?
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.
HOW CAN I FIND MY BENCH?
When your Landmark bench is installed, we will contact you directly to let you know. You are welcome to invite family and friends for a visit to campus to see your recognition when it is ready. In the meantime, if you have any questions about your bench, please contact email@example.com.
What will my inscribed garden stone look like?
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.
How will my garden be cared for?
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.