Solar Walk

A new installation on the UTSC campus commemorates the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation with a scale model of the solar system. The placement of the markers reflects the exact locations of the celestial objects on July 1, 1867.

Events on Canada Day Weekend

We thank everyone who joined us on Canada Day Weekend. For those of you who missed the inaugural events or want to come again, please join our mailing list. We will send out notifications when there will be the next Solar Walk and public observing session at UTSC.

These pages will be updated in the coming months to include more information about the Solar Walk and the individual planets.

Mailing list

Join the UTSC Observatory mailing list to get notifications about future events.


For more information or media inquiries, please contact Prof. Hanno Rein via e-mail or telephone: (416) 287-7206.


The project is supported by the UofT Scarborough 150 Fund.

Statement of Acknowledgement of Traditional Land

We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.