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Word from the Warden

As summer hurtles towards fall, I am thinking a lot about two numbers: “1” and “100”. 1 reminds me that, for thousands of new students, this September will be their first year at U of T. For most of them, … Continue reading

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Hart House Centennial Reframes Historic Debates

Hart House has a long history of facilitating future-thinking conversations on consequential topics. Many such conversations became historic occasions in their own right. If you wish you could have been there, the Hart House Centennial Dialogue Series is for you. … Continue reading

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Interview with Jill Carter, Encounters at “The Edge of the Woods”

To kick off Hart House Theatre’s 100th Anniversary season and as a special presenta-tion, this project will explore the restor(y)ation of treaty relationships using Indigenous practices of story weaving through deep connections to the land. Led by Indigenous educator and … Continue reading

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Back to School 1919 vs 2019

Hart House and the University of Toronto were very different places 100 years ago.  The war had ended and a message from then-President R.A. Falconer welcomed back the “unprecedented number” of enrolled students (all 3,356 of them) including many men … Continue reading

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New Light on 50-year-old Hart House Pool

Swimmers know the joy of gliding beneath the beautiful arched skylight over the Hart House pool. As we prepared for our 100thanniversary, we discovered that the pool, which is only half that age, required some much-needed attention. Of all the … Continue reading

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100 Hart House Objects

To celebrate Hart House’s centennial anniversary, we have collected 100 unique, unusual and story-rich pieces of memorabilia from across the decades. From a 140-foot-long handpainted poem from Milton to stained glass made from the blown out windows of churches from … Continue reading

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Venus Wang: 2019 Audrey Hozack Award Winner

“You name it, I’ve done it…I’ve had a good life,” —Audrey Hozack (1920–2016) Venus Wang was this year’s winner of the Audrey Hozack Award, named in honour of a legendary 39-year employee and Assistant Warden of Hart House who passed … Continue reading

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2019 Hart House Centennial Art Commission

Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero are set to transform the Hart House Great Hall  This May, Hart House announced the artist team of Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero as the winners of the 2019 Hart House Centennial Commission. A collaborative venture between … Continue reading

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In Memory of Judi Schwartz

Judi Schwartz was the founding curator and director of the Justina M Barnicke Gallery at Hart House, a 32-year Hart House employee, and a passionate advocate for student participation in the visual arts.  Two years after her graduation from University … Continue reading

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Word From the Warden

“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

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