As part of Indigenous Education Week, Hart House is partnering with First Nations House and Toronto's Dia de los Muertos Collective.


Under the banner of solidarity with Indigenous peoples’ movements worldwide, the Collective's Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration aims to educate, honour, mobilize, and delight with its signature mixture of music, dance, and theatre performances.

For the first time, U of T is a site for the Collective's celebrations both at Hart House and First Nations House.

Drop by Hart House and add to our public community ofrenda (altar), join a cempesuchil marigold making workshop or attend dance and theatrical performances.

Check out the full listing of events for Indigenous Education Week, or see a full listing of Dia de Los Muertos Collective events.


Oct 13 - Nov 6

Community Altar

Hart House Map Room

The ofrenda (altar), is central to Day of the Dead practices in Mexico, and is a space reserved to honour our dead loved ones with flowers, food, and images. This year in collaboration with Dia De Los Muertos Collective, we have created a community ofrenda, a place to hold our collective grief, celebrate the lives of our lost loved ones, or mark losses sustained through war, racism, environmental destruction, or other large scale issues that cause loss of life.

This is a space for all to share collectively. If you wish to contribute, add the name of your loved one on a tag provided and leave it on the community altar. Please be respectful of this space and the offerings that have been left on the ofrenda.

Oct 25

Procession Funeral Band

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Funeral Band at Hart House & First Nations House

Oct 26

Cempasuchil Marigold paper flower-making workshop

11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Hart House Map Room

Learn to make cempasuchil flowers out of paper with Danielle Dinunzio. Leave your flower on the altar in honour of someone you've lost.

Nov 1

Aztec Dance Performance

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Hart House Great Hall

Nov 2

Tocani Performance with Santiago "Lobo" Vega band

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, Hart House Music Room

Tocani is a multidisciplinary project that explores pre-Hispanic elements and contemporary urban realities of Latin America. Using percussion and wind instruments as the backbone, Tocani creates an atmosphere where the Ancestral mysticism and everyday urban life are the main characters on stage.

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  • Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2022
  • Time & Duration: (all day) (25 days)
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  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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