Massey College

Robertson Davies Library entranceMassey College was built and furnished by the Massey Foundation in 1963 to house graduate students pursuing advanced studies or professional degrees at the University of Toronto. It provides a congenial intellectual environment for the exchange of opinions and ideas. Members of the College form a multidisciplinary and diverse community that includes distinguished senior scholars, eminent members of society beyond the academic world, and junior fellows. Facilities include the Robertson Davies Library, named for the Founding Master, which maintains research collections in the art and history of the book as well as a working collection of wood & metal type and five nineteenth-century iron hand presses and other printing equipment in its Bibliography Room. The presses are used for teaching purposes to provide students with an understanding of printing technology and book production, and there is a printing apprenticeship program for BHPC students. The College’s mission defines, perpetuates, and celebrates, within and without the University, three powerful ideals – the unity of knowledge, the international nature of learning, and the bond between theory and practice.