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Hart House: the co-curricular centre of the University of Toronto

John Monahan, Warden of Hart House

john_2_smJohn Monahan began his term on August 4, 2015 and will serve until June 30, 2020. He is a two-time graduate of the University of Toronto having received his BA in International Relations from Trinity and his JD degree from U of T Faculty of Law.

We sat down for a personal and inspirational talk with our new warden:

In five years, I want the creative contributions of Hart House to people’s lives to be undeniable. And I want us to be caring. A place that really encourages kindness and patience and compassion, where students that have this impulse to give back to the world can do so.

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About Hart House

Hart House is the co-curricular centre of the University of Toronto: a place that welcomes both campus and community to explore cultural, intellectual and recreational activities. Aside from a wide array of events, lectures, live music and performances, Hart House offers classes for every interest from filmmaking and acting to archery and dance.

Open 365 days a year, our facilities include a range of impressive rooms for study, dining, recreation and socializing, a modern athletics and aquatics facility, a satellite farm location, the acclaimed Justina M. Barnicke Art Gallery, a dynamic theatre, complete wedding, meeting and event services as well as the top-rated Gallery Grill restaurant all housed within a stunning, neo-Gothic building.

Commissioned in 1911 by Vincent Massey, Hart House was completed in 1919 and gifted to the University of Toronto as a gathering place for students. Learn more about Hart House History.

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