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7 Celebrities You Had No Idea Attended University In Toronto

Someone of them never left the city!
Celebrities Who Went To University

Unlike other careers, being a celeb doesn't usually require a degree but that didn't stop these celebrities who went to University. Whether it was as a precautionary plan B or a passion that they wanted to learn more about, all these celebs graduated with a bachelor's degree from a Toronto University. 

Toronto, being one of the biggest cities in North America, obviously has an abundance of post-secondary options including three universities. The University of Toronto, Ryerson University, and York University were all host to multiple celebs for years. Most of the celebs who graduated from these universities were born and raised in Toronto, and attending university in the city was just the obvious path.

With degrees ranging from theatre to engineering, each of these seven celebs has a unique university experience. 

Rachel McAdams 

Rachel McAdams was born, raised, went to school, and still lives in Toronto. She even filmed one of her hit movies, Mean Girls in the city. McAdams is an alumnus of York University where she graduated with a degree in theatre.

Shay Mitchell 

Although Shay Mitchell grew up outside of Toronto in Mississauga, her post-secondary education took place in the downtown core. She graduated from Ryerson University with a theatre degree as well.

Donald Sutherland 

Donald Sutherland isn't just an expert in theatre. He attended the University of Toronto and graduated with a degree in both engineering and theatre. Talk about a backup plan!

Dan Levy 

Dan Levy like his father, although always having dreams of becoming an actor, pursued a post-secondary degree. Eugene Levy went to university in Hamilton, Ontario at McMaster University while his son stuck to the big city life and studied theatre at York and Ryerson University.

Nina Dobrev 

Nina Dobrev, although having been an actress since she was a child, didn't study theatre at university. She graduated with a degree in sociology from Ryerson University.

Mena Massoud 

Mena Massoud first attended the University of Toronto but after auditioning for the theatre program at Ryerson University and getting in, transferred. He graduated with a degree in theatre.

Margaret Atwood 

Margaret Atwood, although having always been well-known to all Canadians, has recently branched off to the rest of the world after her book The Handmaid's Tale was turned into a series. Unsurprisingly, she graduated with an English degree from the University of Toronto.

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