Presented in partnership with the Centre for International Experience, the Multi-Faith Centre and Hart House for an afternoon of fun and Hip Hop.

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During the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop culture, Hart House, Centre for International Experience, and the Multi-Faith Centre invite you to a unique end of year celebration inspired by the humble beginnings of Hip Hop. In 1973 Clive "DJ Kool Herc" Campbell and his sister Cindy Campbell hosted the definitive block party – signified by a large sound system, food, creative expression, and community. "The jam" - as they used to call early Hip Hop community parties - is where the origin story of Hip Hop first began. Fast forward to today and Hip Hop is now the world’s largest commodity, spanning the art forms of DJing, emceeing, grafitti, breakdancing and Hip Hop dance, as well as the arenas of fashion, language, sport, and business and entrepreneurship.

Whether you’re into Hip Hop culture's early years, a 90’s era champion or a fan of current Hip Hop culture, you’ll enjoy the sounds of Hip Hop and all its musical off-shoots courtesy of our event's DJ.

In addition to enjoying Hip Hop sounds and food with friends and friends to be, attendees can take part in a number of activities including hourly activations (as in the case of dance performances, hip hop trivia, and a basketball skills challenge), and activities offered throughout the event (which include making Hip Hop medallions, getting your nails done or a henna tattoo, and having your image drawn among other activities).


  • Buff & polish your nails at our manicure station
  • Get a line up or trim at our pop-up barbershop
  • Choose and apply a henna design
  • Create a unique Hip Hop medallion during our Block Party Get Crafty workshops
  • Make a Hip Hop inspired button during button making sessions
  • Think you know Hip Hop? Compete in our Hip Hop trivia to win prizes
  • Have your animated image drawn in a personalized digital portrait by the illustrator of our "First 50: Toronto's Hip Hop Architects" poster
  • Capture your event memories at our photo booth
  • Participate in a basketball skills challenge at 1:15pm
  • Watch performances by Flux Dance (at 12:10 pm) and Breaking Canada (at 2:10 pm)
  • Learn how to dance to some of the most popular Tik Tok dances of the day


Presented by

Centre for International Experience
Hart House
Student Life Multi-faith

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Event Ended

  • Date: Fri, Apr 5, 2024
  • Time & Duration: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (EST) (3h)
  • Cost:
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  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: Great Hall (1022)
  • Note: Due to weather, the event will be indoors.
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