Hart House Chess Club

Introduction

The Hart House Chess Club offers a friendly gathering place for chess-lovers of all skill levels both at the University of Toronto and across the Greater Toronto Area. We host regular internal competitions, open tournaments, guest lectures, lessons and workshops, and casual open play.

We also routinely compete in and sometimes organize national and international events, including the Canadian University Chess Championship, the Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championship and the Ivy League Chess Challenge.

The University of Toronto Chess Club was founded in 1895 and found a home at Hart House in 1919, making it the oldest chess club in Canada with an uninterrupted history of over 125 years! Membership is open to all, so we hope you will join us on Fridays, 4–11pm in the Hart House Reading Room to play a game of chess, learn a new skill, and connect with new and old friends!

  • Fri, Mar 1, 2024

    Casual Chess Fridays

    Stop by and play chess at Hart House in a friendly and open environment! Chess sets and equipment are provided.

  • Fri, Mar 8, 2024

    Casual Chess Fridays

    Stop by and play chess at Hart House in a friendly and open environment! Chess sets and equipment are provided.

  • Fri, Mar 15, 2024

    Casual Chess Fridays

    Stop by and play chess at Hart House in a friendly and open environment! Chess sets and equipment are provided.

  • Fri, Mar 22, 2024

    Casual Chess Fridays

    Stop by and play chess at Hart House in a friendly and open environment! Chess sets and equipment are provided.

  • Sun, Mar 24, 2024

    2024 Spring Junior Open

    Join the Hart House Chess Club for the 2024 Spring Junior Open!

  • Wed, Mar 27, 2024

    Canadian Chess Championship 2024

    The Hart House Chess Club, the official Chess Club of the University of Toronto, is delighted to host the 2024 Canadian Chess Championship.

  • Thu, Mar 28, 2024

    Canadian Chess Championship 2024

    The Hart House Chess Club, the official Chess Club of the University of Toronto, is delighted to host the 2024 Canadian Chess Championship.

  • Fri, Mar 29, 2024

    Canadian Chess Championship 2024

    The Hart House Chess Club, the official Chess Club of the University of Toronto, is delighted to host the 2024 Canadian Chess Championship.

  • Sat, Mar 30, 2024

    Canadian Chess Championship 2024

    The Hart House Chess Club, the official Chess Club of the University of Toronto, is delighted to host the 2024 Canadian Chess Championship.

  • Sun, Mar 31, 2024

    Canadian Chess Championship 2024

    The Hart House Chess Club, the official Chess Club of the University of Toronto, is delighted to host the 2024 Canadian Chess Championship.

  • Mon, Apr 1, 2024

    Canadian Chess Championship 2024

    The Hart House Chess Club, the official Chess Club of the University of Toronto, is delighted to host the 2024 Canadian Chess Championship.

  • Tue, Apr 2, 2024

    Canadian Chess Championship 2024

    The Hart House Chess Club, the official Chess Club of the University of Toronto, is delighted to host the 2024 Canadian Chess Championship.

  • Fri, Apr 5, 2024

    Casual Chess Fridays

    Stop by and play chess at Hart House in a friendly and open environment! Chess sets and equipment are provided.

  • Fri, Apr 12, 2024

    Casual Chess Fridays

    Stop by and play chess at Hart House in a friendly and open environment! Chess sets and equipment are provided.

  • Fri, Apr 19, 2024

    Casual Chess Fridays

    Stop by and play chess at Hart House in a friendly and open environment! Chess sets and equipment are provided.

  • Sat, Apr 20, 2024

    2024 Toronto Rapid Chess Championship

    For the first time in the 21st Century, the Hart House Chess Club is hosting the Toronto Rapid Championship!

  • Fri, Apr 26, 2024

    Casual Chess Fridays

    Stop by and play chess at Hart House in a friendly and open environment! Chess sets and equipment are provided.