Currently comprising over 600 works, the University College (UC) Collection is the oldest at the University of Toronto; with many works having been donated over the years by members of the College's large and active alumni association. The Collection focuses on Canadian art, including important pieces by Lawren S. Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, and A.J. Casson, members of the Group of Seven.
Highlights of the Collection include a small 1917 oil sketch by Tom Thomson – donated in 1997– and several works by the late Barker Fairley, a renowned professor of German literature at University College. The Collection also contains a number of portraits, especially of individuals who have been important in the life of the College.