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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General questions

We will begin reaching out to Landmark donors in the fall of 2020 to confirm your recognition preferences, including the wording of your inscription. All donors should expect to hear from us no later than the winter of 2020.

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 landmark.project@utoronto.ca to update your contact information.

If you did not receive your unique link to share your inscription, please email landmark.project@utoronto.ca and we will be able to help you get started on your inscription submission process.

The confirmation you would have received after submitting your inscription preference contains a link to a personalized web form where you can submit changes. You can also always email landmark.project@utoronto.ca and we can help you make any necessary adjustments to your submitted inscription.

Yes, a realistic rendering will be shared with you and there will be time for you to respond before it is sent for fabrication.

Construction on the Landmark Project has begun and will continue for three years. Throughout the construction phase, we will regularly share progress updates with our donors. We expect to celebrate the project’s completion in 2023-24.

Yes, degrees may be included. 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 prior to the inscription process, likely no later than Spring 2021 convocation

If you wish to include a U of T degree, please use on the of these formats:

  • BA 1958
  • BA 58
  • BA 1958 UC
  • BA 5T8
  • BA 5T8 UC

The following things are not permitted:

  • Business or organization names
  • Non U of T degrees
  • The & symbol cannot be engraved and is encouraged to be replaced with the word “and”.

Paver questions

The majority of pavers will be located in the area around Convocation Hall and Simcoe Hall–the historic core of St. George Campus. To meet the overwhelming demand for pavers, we made a smaller number of additional pavers available in the area near to Alumni House.

Donors who made their gift prior to October 2020, will continue to have their paver located in proximity to Convocation Hall or Simcoe Hall. Donors who made a gift later than November 2020 will have their paver located in proximity to Alumni House.

Pavers will be located in the area around Convocation Hall and Simcoe Hall and in the area around Alumni House. Donors will have identified their location at the time of their gift. If you have questions regarding the area your paver will be located please email landmark.project@utoronto.ca

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate specific location requests given the size of the area and the number of pavers involved, but all pavers will be placed in a suitable location with high pedestrian traffic and protection from vehicle traffic.

If you have any special requests or concerns related to the location of your paver, please share them with us by e-mail at landmark.project@utoronto.ca. We will review your request and get back to you. At the conclusion of the project, we will develop a map

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

This is a sample of a paver used for illustration purposes only.
This is a sample of a paver used for illustration purposes only.

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.

Three elements are permitted:

  1. Optional prefatory message:
    • In honour of
    • In memory of
    • In recognition of
    • In celebration of
  2. Only one or two names, e.g.:
    • Joseph Benjamin
    • Joseph Benjamin and Esther F. Caplan
    • Joseph and Esther Benjamin
    • Benjamin Family
  3. Optional U of T degrees, e.g.:
    • BA 1958
    • BA 58
    • BA 1958 UC
    • BA 5T8
    • BA 5T8 UC

Yes, degrees may be included. 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 prior to the inscription process, likely no later than Spring 2021 convocation
  • Suggested formats include:
    • Maria Annunziata BA 5T8
    • Maria Annunziata BA 1958
    • Maria Annunziata BA 1958 UC

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 such as # * + = $ & , / \ @ ! ? cannot be engraved.

Tree questions

Your tree will be recognized with a 20" X 12" inch paver that will be clearly placed in perpendicular alignment to your tree. Please see sample paver below.

Given the limited quantity of trees, we are not able to guarantee a specific location or species. 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, Honeylocust, Black Tupelo, Accolade Flowering Cherry, Regal Prince Oak, and White Pine.

Species type may change throughout the project due to availability.

If you have a species or location of interest, we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Tree inscriptions can be up to 75 characters total, including spaces, with a maximum of 30 characters per line.

Your tree inscription will include an engraved illustration of the tree’s leaf, and the Latin name of the species. This feature appears above your inscription and will not affect the character limit.

Tree inscriptions can include a personal message and/or quote of your choosing. See the examples below.

- In Celebration of Adam Smith on your 100th Birthday from your wife Betsy.
- George and Wendy Victor BA 5T1
- In memory of Yu Wu Kim

Bench questions

Donors have the opportunity to rank potential locations by order of preference. We make every effort to accommodate your preferred location.

If you have previously submitted your location preferences, these have been recorded and you will have the opportunity to review and update your preferences.

You can also submit your preferred location to us by e-mail at landmark.project@utoronto.ca.





Bench plaques can have up to 4 lines of text (maximum 100 characters per line).

Bench inscriptions can include a personal message and/or quote of your choosing. See the examples below.

- Victor-Smith Family
- In recognition of Yu Wu Kim
- To my mother who gave her strength, resilience and belief that I can do anything. Siu Mei (1949-2010)

Garden questions





A garden stone may feature a garden name (named after you or your honoree), a message, or both.
See samples below.

- Rose Smith and John F. Victor In honour of all U of T graduates
- Rose Smith and John F. Victor
- In honour of all U of T graduates and the U of T community.