The Hart House Student Literary and Library Committee provides opportunities for students at U of T and community members in the GTA to explore the literary arts. The Committee encompasses numerous and distinct areas of the literary world through the Hart House Library, Writers Co-op, Endnote Podcast, professional development panels, and engaging literary-based activities. The Literary and Library Committee also publishes the Hart House Review, an annual literary and art journal, and coordinates a poetry and prose contest.
equity, diversity, and inclusion
Our events are safe spaces for all members of the Hart House, University of Toronto, and Greater Toronto community; particularly, those from underrepresented and marginalised backgrounds, including LGBTQ2A+ and BIPOC Folks, and individuals with disabilities and mental health issues.
However, we understand that this is not enough to dismantle the systemic barriers to equality which exists for so many members of this community. The HHSL&LC operates under an Equity and Diversity Mandate to focus our actions and attention on creating positive social change, such as by providing specialized resources to those from underrepresented and marginalised backgrounds; addressing the discriminatory, oppressive, and colonial history of literature; finding ways to expand the boundaries of our normalised canon; and showcasing traditionally overlooked voices, stories, and modes of storytelling.
The HHSL&LC operates from the historical Hart House Student Centre located in the centre of the University of Toronto and Downtown Toronto. We have access to all Hart House facilities, including and most importantly the Hart House Library which is a cozy space dedicated to fostering a love of literature outside the classroom.
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Ontario
We would like to acknowledge this sacred land on which the University of Toronto operates. It has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.