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In the News: Hart House Debating Club

Hart House Debating team wins North American Championship North American champions: U of T debate team reclaims title from Harvard >> U of T News Jan. 30, 2014 Photo: North American debate champions Kaya Ellis and Louis Tsilivis. Photo courtesy … Continue reading

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In the News: Reviews of ‘CounterIntelligence’

  CounterIntelligence January 24–March 16, 2014 Justina M. Barnicke Gallery CounterIntelligence, a project by Berlin-based artist Charles Stankievech, contemplates the intersection of art and military intelligence communities, gleaning historic examples ranging from a 1930s anarchist double agent who designed Spanish … Continue reading

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In the News: Bruce Kidd Talks Sochi 2014

Bruce Kidd: Focus on medals could be setback to Olympic, anti-doping movements CBC News – Past Olympian looks back at recommendations of Charles Dubin and how far we’ve strayed >> Feb. 5, 2014 How to be an Ally The Varsity … Continue reading

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Great Hall, Great Sound

AV Manager Ira Cohen recently designed a new audio installation for the Great Hall at Hart House featuring a HARMAN Soundcraft Si Expression 1 to control the system. This one-of-a-kind system was designed to provide the flexibility and range required … Continue reading

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Call for Artists for Pan Am Path

Connecting Community and Culture Hart House is proud to be a community partner of the Friends of the Pan Am Path project that will celebrate arts and culture and stand as a legacy of the games. The path links together … Continue reading

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Traffic Exhibit Wins Museum Award

The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery‘s travelling exhibit Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 won a Canadian Museums Association  award for Outstanding Achievement in Exhibitions. Curated by Grant Arnold, Catherine Crowston, Barbara Fischer, Michèle Thériault with Vincent Bonin, and Jayne Wark, … Continue reading

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Bruce Kidd Talks Commonwealth Games

Warden Bruce Kidd Talks Commonwealth Games in Australia From an article by Lucy Ardern, Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, April 27, 2013: You would struggle to find someone more passionate about the Commonwealth Games than Hart House Warden Bruce Kidd. A … Continue reading

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Les Petits Chefs Invade Gallery Grill

A host of little chefs-in-training swarmed Gallery Grill and got a once in a lifetime cooking lesson from Chef Suzanne Baby on the art of pâte à choux. Led by Chef Baby, the boys, aged 7 to 12, were given … Continue reading

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Ada Chan, New U of T Idol

After a speculator performance on Thursday night, Ada Chan was named the 2013 U of T Idol. During the five months of the contest, Ada faced some stiff competition, most notably from Daniel Oh who was runner up in the … Continue reading

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A Story of Canadian Art

From an article by Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Journal, March 19, 2013: Though the Hart House collection is now monumental with vintage Canadian art, everything within it was once deliberately fresh and contemporary. That’s an interesting point about the Art Gallery … Continue reading

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