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

August 28, 2017

The Hart House Fitness Centre Pool is set to reopen on Monday, August 28, 2017. Over the summer, Hart House has been working hard to revitalize our building, not only to repair and maintain the building, but to help launch us into the next century by creating rejuvenated spaces all across the House. A key area of focus has been the Fitness Centre pool which has undergone work to add wall-mounted fans, repair the skylight, replace lighting and doors, and rejuvenate deck tiling, filters and the ventilation system.
As of Monday, August 28th, the pool will resume standard operations and we invite you to stop by for an open swim or take advantage of our new facilities with one of our many aquatics programs and activities.

Pool Hours For the week of August 28 – September 3
Monday to Friday: 7-9 am / 11 am-2 pm / 4-6 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 am-4 pm

June 13, 2017
In memoriam: U of T remembers Avie Bennett

The University of Toronto, and Hart House, has lost one of its most remarkable alumni and generous supporters. Avie Bennett died in Toronto on June 2, 2017 at age 89.

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May 23, 2017

As University of Toronto graduate students take professional development into their own hands, out-of-the-box ideas like improv workshops have emerged, including opportunities at Hart House.

Read the full U of T News story

May 18, 2017

Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience exhibit is heading to Calgary and will be on display at Glenbow Museum from June 17-September 10.
Learn more

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

May 5, 2017

James Bird designed Words to Form – an architectural model for a potential memorial that would put the words of reconciliation into a physical form. His model is now on display at Hart House, through May 3.
Read the story

November 17, 2016

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

December 27-30, 2016

Hart House wins at Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships. 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


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