University Of Toronto Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of University Of Toronto. The list includes people like Donald Sutherland, Alexander Graham Bell, Margaret Atwood, Stana Katic & Lester B. Pearson. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as leaders, writers, lawyers & judges, film & theater personalities and intellectuals & academics etc.
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 1 
Steve Perry
(Singer-songwriter)
Steve Perry
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hanford, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 2 
Margaret Atwood
(Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic & Environmental Activist)
Margaret Atwood
20
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 3 
Stana Katic
(Known for Her Portrayal of 'Detective Kate Beckett' in the TV Series 'Castle')
Stana Katic
5
Birthdate: April 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 4 
Malcolm Gladwell
(Author of 'The Tipping Point', 'Blink', and 'Outliers')
Malcolm Gladwell
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fareham, United Kingdom
 5 
Victor Garber
(Best Known for His Roles as 'Jack Bristow' in the Drama Series 'Alias' (2001–2006))
Victor Garber
5
Birthdate: March 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
Stephen Harper
(Former Prime Minister of Canada (2006 - 2015))
Stephen Harper
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leaside, Toronto, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
David Cronenberg
(Film Director Known for Body Horror Genre Films Such as 'Shivers', 'Scanners' and 'Videodrome')
David Cronenberg
3
Birthdate: March 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Frederick Banting
(Co-Discoverer of Insulin)
Frederick Banting
5
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alliston, New Tecumseth, Canada
Died: February 21, 1941
 9 
Julie Payette
(29th Governor General of Canada Who Served from 2017 to 2021)
Julie Payette
10
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 10 
Robert Herjavec
(Investor & Founder of ‘The Herjavec Group’, One of the Largest IT & Computer Security Companies in Canada)
Robert Herjavec
4
Birthdate: September 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Varaždin, Croatia
 11 
Naomi Klein
(Canadian Author and Activist Best Known for Her Books: ‘No Logo’, ‘The Shock Doctrine’ and ‘This Changes Everything’)
Naomi Klein
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
 12 
Maye Musk
(Dietitian)
Maye Musk
8
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
 13 
William Lyon Mackenzie King
(10th Prime Minister of Canada (1935 - 1948))
William Lyon Mackenzie King
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 17, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 22, 1950
 14 
Caterina Scorsone
(Known for playing Dr. Amelia Shepherd on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy (2010–present))
Caterina Scorsone
2
Birthdate: October 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 15 
Scott Speedman
9
Birthdate: September 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 16 
Norman Jewison
(Film director, Film producer, Actor, Screenwriter)
Norman Jewison
0
Birthdate: July 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto
 17 
Michael Ondaatje
(Canada's Most Renowned Living Authors)
Michael Ondaatje
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
 18 
Paul Shaffer
(Known for Being David Letterman’s Musical Director, Bandleader, and Sidekick for Over 30 Years)
Paul Shaffer
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thunder Bay, Canada
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 19 
Gail Kim
(Wrestler)
Gail Kim
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 20 
Lorne Michaels
(Creator and Producer of 'Saturday Night Live')
Lorne Michaels
3
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 21 
Enrico Colantoni
(Actor Best Known for His Roles in the Sitcom ‘Just Shoot Me!’ and the TV Series ‘Veronica Mars')
Enrico Colantoni
0
Birthdate: February 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 22 
Roberta Bondar
(Astronaut & Neurologist)
Roberta Bondar
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
 23 
David Sutcliffe
(Actor Known for Playing 'Christopher Hayden' on the Television Series 'Gilmore Girls')
David Sutcliffe
1
Birthdate: June 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Jonathan Crombie
0
Birthdate: October 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: April 15, 2015
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 25 
John Roberts
(Journalist)
John Roberts
0
Birthdate: November 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 26 
Lin Chi-ling
(Actress)
Lin Chi-ling
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 27 
Peter Munk
(Engineer)
Peter Munk
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Budapest
 28 
Stephen Leacock
(Canadian writer)
Stephen Leacock
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Swanmore, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Died: March 28, 1944
 29 
William B. Davis
(Known for His Role as the 'Cigarette Smoking Man' on the TV Series 'X-Files')
William B. Davis
1
Birthdate: January 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 30 
Mary Ainsworth
(Psychologist)
Mary Ainsworth
1
Birthdate: December 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glendale, Ohio, United States
Died: March 21, 1999
 31 
Sarah Gadon
(Actress who gained recognition for her roles in David Cronenberg's films A Dangerous Method (2011), Cosmopolis (2012), and Maps to the Stars (2014))
Sarah Gadon
5
Birthdate: April 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 32 
Paul Hellyer
(Politician, Ufologist, Writer)
Paul Hellyer
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterford, Ontario
 33 
Paul Martin
(21st Prime Minister of Canada (2003 - 2006))
Paul Martin
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada
 34 
Norman Bethune
(Physician)
Norman Bethune
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 4, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gravenhurst, Canada
Died: November 12, 1939
 35 
Ted Kotcheff
(Film director)
Ted Kotcheff
0
Birthdate: April 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
 36 
Amanda Obdam
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Phuket, Thailand
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 37 
David Shore
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Writer, Lawyer)
David Shore
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
 38 
Rohinton Mistry
0
Birthdate: July 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bombay, India
 39 
Lyse Doucet
(Canadian Journalist, BBC’s Chief International Correspondent and Senior Presenter)
Lyse Doucet
1
Birthdate: December 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bathurst, Canada
 40 
Jordan Claire Robbins
(Actress best known for her role in The Umbrella Academy television series)
Jordan Claire Robbins
0
Birthdate: January 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bermuda
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 41 
Alan Taylor
(Film director)
Alan Taylor
0
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 42 
Erving Goffman
(The Most Influential American Sociologist of the Twentieth Century)
Erving Goffman
2
Birthdate: June 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mannville, Alberta, Canada
Died: November 19, 1982
 43 
Lee Jae-yoon
(For his roles in the television dramas My Love By My Side (2011), Heartless City (2013), and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2015–2016))
Lee Jae-yoon
0
Birthdate: December 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 44 
Catherine McKenna
(Politician)
Catherine McKenna
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
 45 
Gerald Bull
(Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Inventor)
Gerald Bull
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ontario
Died: March 22, 1990
 46 
John McCrae
(Poet and Soldier Best Known as the Author of War Memorial Poem 'In Flanders Fields')
John McCrae
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 30, 1872
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Died: January 28, 1918
 47 
Paul Bernardo
(Serial killer)
Paul Bernardo
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Birthdate: August 27, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scarborough
 48 
Brian Kernighan
(Best Known as the Co-Author of First Book on 'C-Programming Language' and Co-Developer of 'Unix')
Brian Kernighan
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 49 
Michael Wincott
(Actor, Voice Actor)
Michael Wincott
1
Birthdate: January 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 50 
Raine Maida
(Singer)
Raine Maida
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
In Ontario, Canada lies the University of Toronto, which is a public research university which was founded in 1827. The university is renowned for its programs in literary criticism and communication theory. Commonly known as U of T, University of Toronto has found itself in the top of Canada’s leading institutions, where learning, innovation and creative creation is honed and celebrated. With undergraduate, graduate and professional courses, the university has shown fruitful results in the past and strives to enhance the quality of its research and teachings, in the future. The academic programs include Arts and Science, Industrial Relations, Film Studies, Engineering, Renaissance Studies, Humanities and so on. This is supported by the state-of-the-art campus and the academic proficiency of its noteworthy faculty. With research being its core area of expertise, University of Toronto has been ranked the second in the world for research performance, by The University Ranking by Academic Performance. It has also been deemed as Canada’s top medical-doctoral university for eleven consecutive years, by Maclean’s magazine. This prestigious institution has an alumni list which includes several remarkable personalities who have left their mark in various areas of study. John Charles Fields, William Fredrick King, Preet Banerjee and Hart Hanson were all once students of the esteemed University of Toronto. It is a pleasant surprise as to how many prominent politicians, historians, businessmen, journalists and scientists had their humble beginnings in University Of Toronto. Take a look at the list, to find out.