Charles Street

Community Life Updates


University Family Housing is a safe and inclusive space that has a history of welcoming diverse 2SLGBTQ+ residents. In the late 1980s, UFH Admissions Officer, Ellen Giles, admitted the first gay couple into Charles Street, making UofT the first university in Canada to accept a gay couple as a family into its on-campus student housing. We are proud of our history and want to celebrate Pride month by highlighting what Pride means to our residents.  

Check out the lobbies of 30 and 35 Charles for the Pride rainbow arches where you can write down what Pride means to you, your family, or your friends with the paper and markers provided. Take a picture holding up your “What Pride Means to Us” sign under the Pride rainbow and post your photo to Instagram on your feed or stories and tag @uoftfamilyhousing and use the hashtag #UFHPride. We’ll post your photo on our UFH social media and feature you on our photo wall in the lobby! 

Spring Rooftop Festival 

Save Saturday, June 10th in your calendars, it’s the Spring Rooftop Festival! This is the first large outdoor event of the year and is an amazing opportunity for families to gather, enjoy some refreshments, play games, and socialize in the garden on the 3rd floor of 30 Charles Street West. 

To prevent crowding, we ask that residents come during the times noted below for their building: 

  • 30 Charles – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
  • 35 Charles – 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Charles Street BikeChain Tune Up Event  

Save the date! Saturday, June 17th UofT’s Bikechain will be onsite at 35 Charles for a bike tune-up clinic. Cyclists of all ages are invited to bring their bikes for a 15-minute tune-up appointment between 10 am and 2 pm. More details and appointment registration to follow.  

Youth Summer Math Camps (Gr 1 – 10) at the University of Toronto 

The Math Outreach Office at the University of Toronto is running summer camps this year!  

Students will come to the University of Toronto – St George campus to embark on a 1-week day camp experience. Throughout the week, students will explore various mathematical topics in a fun, interactive, and hands-on way. The focus will be on encouraging and stimulating the students’ interest in learning mathematics. 

The camps are offered from July 10 – 14 (in-person), July 24 – 28 (online) and August 14 – 18 (in-person). Various themes from Math in Art, Math in Coding, Computational Math, Mystery Adventure and many more are offered this summer!