Took a quick tour through the U of T campus the day after my visit to the Toledo Zoo. Wanted to see what had changed since the last time I was there in ’89. Wow, that was a loooooong time ago.
New residence hall at one corner of the campus. Ottawa West Residence Hall.
Horton International House. No idea what this is, or who it might be for.
This used to be the corner drugstore. Quick stop for snacks, brews, etc.
My home for 2 years. The center building is Nash Hall, and my room was just above the main entrance. Lots of good memories. Lots of drinkin’ done here.
The fountain at the Student Union. I remember numerous times soap being put into the fountain as a prank and there being bubbles everywhere.
The Clock Tower. One weekend, two friends and I went “exploring”. With our cameras we headed to the tower, where there’s a ledge beneath the actual clock. There’s an access door to the roof from one of the classroom hallways. So we made our way onto the roof, hammed for some pics under the clock, and looked out over the interior part of the campus. Someone (probably me) decided it would be cool to bounce pennies off the pavement below, quite a way below. This went on for about 5-10 minutes and then we headed down. About 50 feet outside the building, two campus security cops came running up, said they’d received a call about some students dropping something from the roof, and did we see them. I could actually “feel” my friends stiffen up and get nervous behind me. Without hesitation, I told the cops we didn’t see anything, but we did pass a group of students on the 3rd floor. They thanked us and ran past. I made sure we “casually” walked around the corner, out of sight, before we sprinted back to the dorm.
My last home on campus. I applied for and received the position of RA, or Resident Advisor. In the interview process, I was asked if there was anything that concerned me about being an RA. My only “fear” was having to confront one of the student athletes in a disciplinary situation. So where was my assignment? The jock dorm. I had a blast!! I was responsible for some really great guys, and some really bad ones. More details later.
Fraternity and sorority houses in their own area of the campus.
Rocket Stadium, with the addtion of the “press box” on the left, that was not there when I was.
The interior of the Main Campus. Very well-kept, very beautiful. Always a job well done.