The Hart House community mourns the recent passing of Judi Schwartz, the founding curator and director of the Justina M Barnicke Gallery, 32-year Hart House employee, and passionate advocate for student participation in the visual arts. Two years after her … Continue reading

“For You.” Two words. That’s it, that’s all. The new tag line for Hart House—an outcome of our recent re-branding initiative, undertaken in collaboration with marketing firm SOS Design Inc.—is so incredibly simple and straightforward that we wonder why we … Continue reading

Valary is an event planner at Hart House with a passion for connecting people with extraordinary experiences. After three years at Hart House, she has many inspiring stories to tell. Below, she shares her insights on creating memorable events at … Continue reading

Engaging in extracurricular activities at Hart House can lead to countless positive outcomes for U of T students.   For activist, artist and educator Kate Welsh, participating in the “Get Crafty” program tapped into a skill and passion that didn’t … Continue reading

Mike Auksi has a passion for Hart House that was sparked long before he ever set foot in the iconic building.   From a young age, he heard family stories about a very special old building, full of life, on … Continue reading

Tony is a master’s student at the University of Toronto studying public health. He was part of a diverse team of Hart House student podcasters who gathered transformative stories from young people who had overcome personal challenges. A pilot project, … Continue reading

“On my first day of classes at U of T, I joined the camera club at Hart House.” That was back in 1958, and Bill Dowkes has been involved with Hart House ever since. During this 60-year span, Bill acted … Continue reading

As you will read elsewhere in this edition of the Hart House Quarterly Newsletter, Hart House is gearing up for its 100thAnniversary in 2019-2020.  The “soft launch” of our anniversary year will take place approximately one year from now, to … Continue reading