Charles Street

Community Life Updates

Mental Health Awareness Month at UFH 

Missed the first event of Mental Health Awareness Month at UFH? No need to worry! We have a whole list of events happening through May and there is still room to register for: 

  • Basket Weaving 
  • MoveU Cardio Dance Party 
  • Games Night 
  • Sunshine Therapy Dogs 

Learn more and register for any of these events on our website! 

Mental Health & Wellness Resource for Families 

Needing and finding mental health support can feel overwhelming, but there are many resources U of T student families can access.   

We’ve built a guide to help you understand your family’s options so you can find the support best suited to your needs. 

Read the Guide Here 

Acceptable Free Store Donations 

Our Free Store staff have noticed an increase in donations that cannot be accepted. Donating items is a very environmentally friendly way of giving to others, however, if your items are dirty, broken, damaged or too large they cannot be accepted. For the most part, we accept any good-quality, clean and small items or clothing. Below is a list of some acceptable and unacceptable donations: 

Air conditioners (small sizes) 
Arts & crafts 
Baby cribs 
Books (no course readers) 
Cassettes, CDs & records 
Chairs (small sizes) 
Clothing (all types) 
Box springs 
Building materials 
Car seats 
Ceiling light fixtures 
Rugs, carpets or padding 
Sofas or couches  

Visit our website for more information on the Free Store and what acceptable donations are. 

For more information on how to dispose of items that are not accepted at the Free Store, our website outlines the different garbage and recycling options available. 

Upcoming Family Care Office Events 

Stroll with the Curator: A Family Tour of The Love that Remains 

May 17, 2024 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Art Museum at the University of Toronto 

Join Curator Samantha Lance and the Family Care Office for a tour and story circle at the UofT Art Museum of The Love that Remains, an exhibition that brings together artists whose contemporary textile practices recover matrilineal histories of displacement and belonging. Register and learn more at  

Guest Wi-Fi Network Available Again 

Please be advised that the guest Wi-Fi networks are available again in the Recreation Room, Lounge, and Meeting Room at 35 and 30 Charles Street. Log in credentials are posted in each of the spaces. Should you have any difficulties accessing the Wi-Fi, please reach out to or visit the front desk.