The centrepiece of Toronto’s Discovery District is the University of Toronto (U of T).

U of T is Canada’s leading research-intensive university and one of the largest of its kind in North America.

The University’s Faculty of Medicine boasts a total academic faculty of 5,822. Enrolment in Faculty of Medicine disciplines totalled over 30,400 for the 2009-2010 academic calendar.

There are 10 hospitals and their respective research institutes fully affiliated with the University of Toronto as well as 19 community-affiliated hospitals and related facilities.