Community ImageSelf-discovery is the cornerstone of a well-rounded education, but it isn’t the end of the journey.

The University of Toronto is committed to educating and inspiring the innovators, great thinkers, and grounded leaders of tomorrow – those who will use their personal development in the service of a purpose greater than themselves.

Hart House would like to celebrate and draw attention to student-, faculty- and staff-led initiatives of civic engagement, both at U of T and within the broader GTA community.

Our Community section catalogues events, programs, noteworthy achievements, and calls to action from the far corners of our three campuses – inspiration for all to stay informed, involved, and active!

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.

—John Monahan, Hart House Warden 2015-2020.

Hart House in the News

March 16, 2017

Indigenous students find support at U of T’s Hart House SOAR program aims to help break down barriers for indigenous students who want to pursue a post-secondary education. Read the story

December 27-30, 2016

Hart House wins at Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships. Read the story


November 17, 2016

Art Museum at the University of Toronto at the 2016 OAAG Awards. Read the story

September 12, 2016

U of T Art Museum’s Barbara Fischer talks to U of T Magazine about the merging of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery in Hart House and the U of T Art Centre (UTAC) in University College. Read the story

July 15, 2016

Hart House played host to an energetic group of campers from the Community Microskills Development Centre for a fun BBQ and scavenger hunt. Learn more about Microskills

June 8, 2016

“University art galleries reach out to a wider community” University Affairs article

September 23, 2015

Varsity interview with John Monahan


Student Life

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The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) will launch at U of T on Thurs., January 28 until Sat., February 13 (for undergraduate students) and Mon., March 21 until Sat., April 9 (for graduate students). Check your U of T email for your invitation and complete the confidential survey for a chance to win great prizes including an iPad mini.

Bring Hart House to you!

Some of our most popular programs have taken to the road. Fill out the form and book a Hart House program or ambassador for your campus, department or faculty.