Hart House Camera Club

Introduction

Founded in 1919, we are one of North America's oldest student-run camera clubs

We offer darkroom facilities to process film and make prints as well as a digital suite for scanning and editing. We regularly host critical salons for friendly peer-to-peer critique and photo walks to get you out into the community and our flagship event. Our annual exhibition of photography is a much-loved event that's been happening for over one hundred years. Like all Hart House Clubs, membership is open to all.

If you are new to photography Hart House offers a wide variety of photography courses through our Creative LifeSchool (formerly named Creative Classes), designed to improve skills and deepen photography as a creative practice.

OPEN TO ALL! Please join our Discord to connect with our members! 

For updated curator hours for The Darkroom and the Digital Suite, please visit the Camera Club Website.

For upcoming events, workshops, and classes please see our Events Page.


The Darkroom

Reserve the Darkroom here!

The Darkroom is located on the lower level, beside the elevator. You have to visit the Hart House Information Hub to check in as a user and sign out a key to the Darkroom. The darkroom team can be reached by email.


The Digital Suite

Reserve the Digital Suite here!

The Digital Suite is in the Map Room on the first floor and you have to visit the Hart House Information Hub to check in as a user. They will give you a password for the computer and a container with supplies if you are using the scanner. The digital suite team can be reached by email.


Cover Image: Greg CookeThe Climb, 2022. 101st Annual Hart House Camera Club Exhibition, Nature - William J. Dowkes Award, Honourable Mention, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist. 

  • Club Contact:
    • Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Program Advisor:
    • Saša Rajšić

      Coordinator, Integrated Arts Education

      .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 416-978-3505
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  • Mon, Feb 26, 2024

    Camera Club Socials

    Camera Club Socials offer an opportunity to meet other club members, socialize, and share your passion for photography.

  • Wed, Mar 6, 2024

    Camera Club Critical Salon

    Camera Club Critical Salons offer an opportunity to receive feedback from professional photographers and club members and learn what makes a great photograph.

  • Sun, Mar 10, 2024

    Camera Club Photo Walks

    Photo Walks are a great opportunity for outdoor and street photography, and socializing with club members.

  • Mar 20 – Apr 26, 2024

    Camera Club 102nd Annual Exhibition of Photography

    Camera Club Annual Exhibition is an end-of-the-year showcase of photography is several categories.

  • Wed, Mar 20, 2024

    Camera Club 102nd Annual Exhibition of Photography Opening and Awards Presentation

    Camera Club Annual Exhibition Opening and Award Presentation is an end-of-the-year celebration of great photography created at Hart House and beyond.

  • Fri, Mar 22, 2024

    Camera Club Open Studio

    Camera Club Open Studios offer an opportunity to photograph your model or object in a studio setting.

  • Sun, Mar 24, 2024

    Camera Club Photo Walks

    Photo Walks are a great opportunity for outdoor and street photography, and socializing with club members.

  • Mon, Mar 25, 2024

    Camera Club Socials

    Camera Club Socials offer an opportunity to meet other club members, socialize, and share your passion for photography.

  • Apr 4 – Apr 26, 2024

    Exhibition of Photographs by Dainesha Nugent-Palache

    Solo exhibition of photographs by the Hart House Darkroom Artist-in-Residence Dainesha Nugent-Palache

  • Thu, Apr 4, 2024

    Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk by Dainesha Nugent-Palache

    Solo exhibition of photographs by the Hart House Darkroom Artist-in-Residence Dainesha Nugent-Palache

  • Tue, Apr 16, 2024

    Camera Club Socials

    Camera Club Socials offer an opportunity to meet other club members, socialize, and share your passion for photography.

  • Sun, Apr 21, 2024

    Camera Club Photo Walks

    Photo Walks are a great opportunity for outdoor and street photography, and socializing with club members.

  • Wed, Sep 18, 2024

    Camera Club Critical Salon

    Camera Club Critical Salons offer an opportunity to receive feedback from professional photographers and club members and learn what makes a great photograph.

  • Fri, Sep 27, 2024

    Camera Club Open Studio

    Camera Club Open Studios offer an opportunity to photograph your model or object in a studio setting.

  • Wed, Oct 16, 2024

    Camera Club Critical Salon

    Camera Club Critical Salons offer an opportunity to receive feedback from professional photographers and club members and learn what makes a great photograph.

  • Fri, Oct 25, 2024

    Camera Club Open Studio

    Camera Club Open Studios offer an opportunity to photograph your model or object in a studio setting.

  • Wed, Nov 20, 2024

    Camera Club Critical Salon

    Camera Club Critical Salons offer an opportunity to receive feedback from professional photographers and club members and learn what makes a great photograph.

  • Fri, Nov 29, 2024

    Camera Club Open Studio

    Camera Club Open Studios offer an opportunity to photograph your model or object in a studio setting.

  • Fri, Dec 13, 2024

    Camera Club Open Studio

    Camera Club Open Studios offer an opportunity to photograph your model or object in a studio setting.

  • Wed, Dec 18, 2024

    Camera Club Critical Salon

    Camera Club Critical Salons offer an opportunity to receive feedback from professional photographers and club members and learn what makes a great photograph.

  • Wed, Jan 15, 2025

    Camera Club Critical Salon

    Camera Club Critical Salons offer an opportunity to receive feedback from professional photographers and club members and learn what makes a great photograph.

  • Fri, Jan 31, 2025

    Camera Club Open Studio

    Camera Club Open Studios offer an opportunity to photograph your model or object in a studio setting.

  • Wed, Feb 12, 2025

    Camera Club Critical Salon

    Camera Club Critical Salons offer an opportunity to receive feedback from professional photographers and club members and learn what makes a great photograph.