Hart House 100th Anniversary Events

Spring, Fall and Anniversary Gala events

With our 100th year upon us, Hart House invites you to join us for a series of exciting and innovative events that will bring together alumni, students, staff, and the broader community to showcase the impact of Hart House on the University of Toronto and the world beyond. Attend an event, share your Hart House memories, or contribute to our next 100 years of providing transformational experiences for students at the University of Toronto.

100th Anniversary Events

100th Anniversary Events

Hart House Fitness Centre Activations

Hart House invites you to join the social media challenges kicking off in October 2019!

Artist Talk with Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero: The Centennial Art Commission

Hart House, in collaboration with the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, is commissioning a major, permanent artwork to transform our historic Great Hall.

Hart House 100th Anniversary Concert Series (Event 2 of 8): Singers’ Concert

Join us and discover that Hart House, among its many claims to fame, is one of Toronto’s finest music venues.

Centennial Dialogue Series (Event 3 of 4): Opportunity Lost? A Call To Global Action in the Age of Trump

A special series of 4 public events inspired by Hart House’s century-long legacy as a key site for dialogue, debate, and conversation.

Hart House 100th Anniversary Concert Series (Event 3 of 8): Chorus Concert

Join us and discover that Hart House, among its many claims to fame, is one of Toronto’s finest music venues.

Hart House 100th Anniversary Concert Series (Event 4 of 8): Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo Concert

Join us and discover that Hart House, among its many claims to fame, is one of Toronto’s finest music venues.

Hart House 100th Anniversary Concert Series (Event 5 of 8): Symphonic Band

Join us and discover that Hart House, among its many claims to fame, is one of Toronto’s finest music venues.

Hart House 100th Anniversary Concert Series (Event 6 of 8): Orchestra Concert

Join us and discover that Hart House, among its many claims to fame, is one of Toronto’s finest music venues.

Centennial Dialogue Series (Event 4 of 4): Artificial intelligence – Are we encoding inequality?

A special series of 4 public events inspired by Hart House’s century-long legacy as a key site for dialogue, debate, and conversation.

Hart House 100th Anniversary Concert Series (Event 7 of 8): Jazz Choir

Join us and discover that Hart House, among its many claims to fame, is one of Toronto’s finest music venues.

Hart House 100th Anniversary Concert Series (Event 8 of 8): Chamber Strings

Join us and discover that Hart House, among its many claims to fame, is one of Toronto’s finest music venues.

100th Anniversary Exhibits

100th Anniversary Exhibits

Hart House Permanent Collection Rehang

The Hart House Permanent Collection is a major collection of Canadian art developed by the Hart House Art Committee and administered by the Art Museum.

Alumni Stories and the Unheard Hart House Podcast

This unique experience will showcase an audio tapestry of stories from alumni members, current Hart House staff and archival audio.

Talking Walls Exhibit

Engage with an interactive exhibit exploring the history of Hart House as a space where social change happens.

Hart House: 100 Years, 100 Objects

The Alumni, students, and friends of Hart House have combed their closets and archives to create an exciting 100th Anniversary installation of artifacts representing 100 years of Hart House history “Hart House: 100 Years, 100 Objects”.

OPENING RECEPTION, HART HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: 100 YEARS OF CAMPUS LIFE

Visit our retrospective display of 20 Hart House Camera Club member photos, all of them reflecting “Campus Life” .

God of Gods: A Canadian Play

For her exhibit at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, internationally renowned, Toronto-based artist Deanna Bowen revisits The God of Gods (1919), a play written and directed by Carroll Aikins (1888-1967), founder of the first national theatre in Canada and artistic director of Hart House Theatre (1927–29).

100th Anniversary Projects

100th Anniversary Projects

Bookplate Project

Students from St.Michael’s College have reflected on the significance of the books in the Hart House Library collection, and with the help of special QR codes placed inside books chosen, future readers can read the students’ reflections of those selected.

Hart House Permanent Collection Rehang

The Hart House Permanent Collection is a major collection of Canadian art developed by the Hart House Art Committee and administered by the Art Museum.

Alumni Stories and the Unheard Hart House Podcast

This unique experience will showcase an audio tapestry of stories from alumni members, current Hart House staff and archival audio.

Book of Memories: 100 Years of Hart House

Be sure to pick up a copy of this photo yearbook, highlighting the past 100 years of events, clubs, committees and special events at Hart House.

The Hart House Centennial Art Commission

For its centennial, Hart House, with the assistance of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, is commissioning a major, permanent artwork by an Indigenous artist to transform our historic Great Hall.

Hart House Fitness Centre Activations

Hart House invites you to join the social media challenges kicking off in October 2019!

Hart House: 100 Years, 100 Objects

The Alumni, students, and friends of Hart House have combed their closets and archives to create an exciting 100th Anniversary installation of artifacts representing 100 years of Hart House history “Hart House: 100 Years, 100 Objects”.

Hart House Literary Review

As part of our centennial celebration, Hart House will be issuing a special “Hart House Literary Review–100th Anniversary Expanded Edition” that features a selection of highlights from the Review’s last three decades.

Past Events

Past Events

Centennial Dialogue Series (Event 1 of 4): The Promise and Potential of Indigenous Sovereignty in Canada

A special series of 4 public events inspired by Hart House’s century-long legacy as a key site for dialogue, debate, and conversation.

Echoes of Northrop Frye @ Hart House

Hosted and moderated by Hart House Warden John Monahan, this event will feature readings from and reflections on a speech originally delivered by legendary U of T scholar and literary critic Northrop Frye on the occasion of Hart House’s 50th Anniversary in 1969. A panel discussion will follow.

Kids’ Funfair @ Hart House

Get active and creative with this sports and crafts event.

HART HOUSE 100TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SERIES (EVENT 1 OF 8): HART HOUSE JAZZ “BIG BAND” CONCERT

Join us and discover that Hart House, among its many claims to fame, is one of Toronto’s finest music venues.

OPENING RECEPTION, HART HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: 100 YEARS OF CAMPUS LIFE

Visit our retrospective display of 20 Hart House Camera Club member photos, all of them reflecting “Campus Life” .

Opening Reception: God of Gods: A Canadian Play

For her exhibition at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, internationally renowned, Toronto-based artist Deanna Bowen revisits The God of Gods (1919), a play written and directed by Carroll Aikins (1888-1967), founder of the first national theatre in Canada and artistic director of Hart House Theatre (1927–29).

Encounters at “The Edge of the Woods”

A Storyweaving project in association with Hart House’s 100th Anniversary. Curated and Directed by Jill Carter (Assistant Professor at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, Indigenous Studies and the Transitional Year Programme at the University of Toronto).

Centennial Dialogue Series (Event 2 of 4): Weaving Wisdom: Imagining the Future of Feminism

A special series of 4 public events inspired by Hart House’s century-long legacy as a key site for dialogue, debate, and conversation.

Hart House Literary Review

As part of our centennial celebration, Hart House will be issuing a special “Hart House Literary Review–100th Anniversary Expanded Edition” that features a selection of highlights from the Review’s last three decades.

Open (Hart) House

A once-in-a-century opportunity to (re)engage with all of the people, activities and spaces that have made Hart House such an important part of student experience at the University of Toronto since 1919.

Reel Life @ Hart House

This event will deliver some real star power and show how Hart House and the Hart House Film Board has helped nurture some peerless members of the global film industry.

Deanna Bowen and Maya Wilson-Sanchez in Conversation

Join us for a conversation between Deanna Bowen and Maya Wilson-Sanchez on mining the archive for the play The God of Gods

Deanna Bowen Artist Talk

Join us for an artist talk with internationally renowned, Toronto-based artist Deanna Bowen on the occasion of her exhibition God of Gods: A Canadian Play.

Deanna Bowen and Lynda Jessup in Conversation

Deanna Bowen, artist God of Gods: A Canadian Play, and Jill Carter, curator and director Encounters at the “Edge of the Woods” discuss process-based work.

Hart House Gala of the Century

On November 12, 2019, Hart House will officially mark its 100th birthday with a grand dinner celebration we are calling, in all humility, The Hart House Gala of the Century.