Metro Minute at Philosopher’s Walk

Walk a mile in your own shoes — just make sure you’re treading on the hallowed ground of great minds.

Walk a mile in your own shoes — just make sure you’re treading on the hallowed ground of great minds.

This weekend, why not take a summery stroll down the University of Toronto’s Philosopher’s Walk, a footpath famous for its statuesque pillars. For those who prefer to spend their time contemplating the great mysteries of life without distraction, allow us to fill you in on its history beforehand.

The gates were originally built at the turn of the 20th century to commemorate the visit of those groundbreaking thinkers, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.And there it is.Now go forth, young grasshopper.