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School Ties

Competitive? Talented? Intense? All that and more. They met their equals at U of T and have stayed connected throughout their celebrated careers

Literary superstars Margaret Atwood and Dennis Lee. Hostage-freeing hero/US ambassador Ken Taylor and movie star Donald Sutherland. Former Ontario premier Bill Davis and Chief Justice of Ontario Roy McMurtry. Like the former school buddies profiled here, they came to U of T and met their match. They compelled each other to reach higher and achieve more. Somewhere, rivalry gave way to admiration, and they bonded. And they still do lunch. Hey, isn’t that what famous friends are for? Actually, that and much more.

The friendships the following luminaries forged at U of T played a role in their success, but mutual success is just one small reason why they stay connected.

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