Self-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
April 24, 2019
Hart House Turns 100
U of T’s beloved student centre once had a flying trapeze. A century later, that spirit lives on
September 6, 2018
For its centennial celebrations in 2019, Hart House is commissioning a major, permanent artwork by an Indigenous artist to transform its historic Great Hall. One step towards redressing settler colonial narratives, this permanent commission seeks to acknowledge the history, narratives and people who came before us; to honour the land upon which we live and work today; and to imagine other possible futures for current and future generations, from an Indigenous perspective.
November 20, 2017
The Shakeout Podcast posted a story about the Hart House Runners, a group that has been meeting on our indoor track every week since 1974. Original member, Sherwin Desser continues to lead the group every Friday afternoon. All are welcome from students to faculty and all levels are accommodated.
Listen to the podcast>>
Read our blog interview with Sherwin Desser>>
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