Why Emmanuel College?

students in archway 2009Flexible Learning Environment

Emmanuel is dedicated to providing a flexible learning environment for full-time, part-time, international, local and commuting students. Our classes are scheduled during the day and evening on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and we often offer elective courses on Saturdays and intensive elective courses during the summer months. The Portal, our online community network, provides a platform for students to connect and stay informed.

Community Life

With small class sizes, frequent social events, public academic lectures, an active student society and daily worship students experience a warm and intimate community life at Emmanuel College. However students also benefit from being part of a larger extended community within Victoria University, University of Toronto and Toronto School of Theology where students are exposed to endless possibilities of social, spiritual and academic opportunities. For more information about community life

City of Toronto

Emmanuel College is located in the heart of downtown Toronto on the St. George Campus of the University of Toronto. Steps away from Emmanuel College are major cultural institutions, including the Royal Ontario Museum, Bata Shoe Museum and the theatre district. Emmanuel College is easily accessible by public transportation for locals and commuters. Toronto is incredibly diverse, multicultural and multifaith and it is within this environment that Emmanuel thrives.


The Emmanuel Library is one of the most beautiful libraries at the University of Toronto. It provides a tranquil setting for study and research. The collection includes books, journals, pamphlets, electronic and audio visual materials in Theology and Religion, particularly resources on the Bible, History of Christianity, Worship, Pastoral Studies, Preaching, Christian Education, Hymnology, Methodism, Wesleyana, the United Church of Canada, and the World Council of Churches.

Students of Emmanuel College also have full-access to the University of Toronto library collections and the other theological libraries of the Toronto School of Theology (TST) schools. Providing students access to the largest theological/religion collection in Canada Emmanuel College is an unparalleled place in Canada to engage in research and theological education.

The Emmanuel library is located at 75 Queen's Park Crescent. Please see the link here.

Toronto School of Theology

Emmanuel College is a member school of Toronto School of Theology (TST) which is a consortium of theological schools within the context of the University of Toronto. It is one of the largest ecumenical centres for theological education in the English-speaking world. The seven member schools and the 1500 students enrolled within TST represent a wide spectrum of diverse denominational, cultural and religious affiliations and expressions creating a dynamic community in which to engage theological studies. Students at Emmanuel College benefit from being able to study and have community in an ecumenical and intercultural environment. Students are encouraged to take course electives at partnering TST schools and attend TST-wide community and worship events. Please see this link for further information about TST.

University of Toronto

Our affiliation with the University of Toronto allows our students to take advantage of the many services, resources and opportunities afforded students of the university. This includes health and dental plans, full-library rights, disability support, athletic centre memberships, student organizations and social groups, academic support and services, etc.  

Prospective Students