Hart House programs range from fun, drop-in activities to initiatives that explore key social issues. All Hart House programming, whether in the arts, dialogue or wellness, is grounded in shared leadership with students with intergenerational connections across diverse communities.
Commit to your passions, find your voice and impact the world.
Connect with old friends and make new ones. Become part of the Hart House community.
Stretch beyond your comfort zone, build new skills and expand your horizons.
Ignite your Creativity
Embrace your creativity, make your ideas come to life.
Integrated Learning programs feature experiential learning opportunities that contribute to students becoming creative thinkers, innovative doers and engaged citizens who can propel their ideas—both personal and global—into actions.
Hart House provides creative spaces and inclusive programs that are welcoming, engaging and thought-provoking and that strive for equitable and representative diversity.
Drop-in and De-stress
De-stress, connect with others and join in. There’s something for everyone at Hart House.
A series of programs using the lens of Afrofuturism to explore and present arts, dialogue and well-being at Hart House.
Global Commons 2022/2023 Migration: Global Perspectives on the Search for Home
Join the conversation and explore what's driving refugees, asylum seekers, displaced peoples, migrants and the risks they take in search for a new home.
Hip Hop Education
Hip hop education and artistic expression. It's not just about music. It's beats, rhymes, life and learning.
Hart House Stories
Podcasts and Talking Walls. Listen to different perspectives and see through the eyes of others.
Bring Hart House to You
Invite Hart House to your next event or resource fair during orientation and throughout the school year.
Hart House works with youth from local communities and organizations and directly engages them in programming in the areas of dialogue, social justice, recreation and wellness. These experiences provide insight into university life and help build overall life skills.
See our upcoming events and initiatives.
Building authentic, sustainable relationships with youth and community partners
Hart House forges relationships with local high schools, community agencies, on-campus access programs, and initiatives focused on youth groups and students under-represented at the University of Toronto.
By having access to programs, members of underrepresented groups can experience campus life first-hand. Indigenous, racialized and LGBTQ youth can see a place for themselves on campus and may consider post-secondary education when previously, it might not have been an option. Hart House develops these youth-centred programs with youth participants and community and campus partners.
Indigenous Partner Programs
Hart House learns from and works with Indigenous colleagues and partners to engage in…
Hart House Youth Community Recreation Project
Through recreation, arts and dialogue-based programming, the Youth Community Recreation…
Toronto District School Board Specialist High Skills Major Programs
Working with Oakwood Collegiate Institute and Central Toronto Academy, Hart House supports…
Academic Placement Opportunities
Students from across the University actively support the Youth Community Recreation…
SEE U of T
Support, Engage, Experience (SEE) U of T is a new, two-year, pilot program that enables…
SOAR Indigenous Youth Gathering
Strategic Outcomes for Academic pRogress (SOAR) invites Indigenous youth aged 14–17…
Transitional Year Program (TYP) University Studies Course
This full-time, eight-month, access-to-university program is intended for adults who do…
Youth Campus Visits
Hart House works closely with the University’s Office of Recruitment to support…
Hart House makes us feel as though we are part of something bigger … It gives us that life experience that we need before we go to university …There is a whole world out there that we never got to see, never got to have access to.Youth Participant
The placement helped me recognize and reflect on my own privilege as a U of T student, and how I can use the opportunities available to me to make more equitable spaces for under-served communities.U of T placement student
Learning and Community Team
The professionals of the Learning and Community Team represent a diverse set of skills, lived experiences, and personal stories. We support student growth, identity development and transferrable professional and leadership skills through arts-based, hands-on learning activities and dialogue-driven programs.
Access Programs Assistant
Manager, Dialogue & Expression
Manager, Community Access & Outreach
Yueyang (Owen) Gao
Program Associate, Learning and Community
Coordinator, Learning and Community
Manager, Integrated Arts Education
Community Connector, Hip Hop Education
Coordinator, Integrated Arts Education
Program Associate, Dialogue and Expression
Free and Public Events
Hart House is where campus and community meet. Throughout the year, Hart House hosts talks, lectures, workshops, art exhibits, theatre productions, drop-in activities and other events that are often free and open to students, staff and the local public.
Be the first to find out what’s happening at Hart House. There’s something for you almost every day of the week.
Our calendar of events lets you plan ahead. From weekly drop-ins to must-see lectures and shows, don’t miss out.
Hart House programs and partnerships use an integrated learning model that builds on classroom and research experience with real-life learning, personal growth and professional development.
Our partners include academic and support centres from across the University as well as school boards and community groups. We are always looking to expand our offerings.