Charles Street

Community Life Updates

Free Store Updated Hours 

Starting November 8, 2023, the Free Store hours on Wednesdays will be changed to 5-7 pm. However, our operating hours for Saturdays will remain the same at 2-4 pm. As a reminder, residents are also encouraged to bring Household Hazardous Waste to dispose in our designated bins during these operating times. 

New UFH Programs for Children 

We are excited to announce three new children’s programs for the winter! 

Registration for these programs will open Monday, November 6th at 9:00 am. Please be mindful that a recreation account is needed to register and the account approval process on our system takes 2-3 days, so creating your account before registration opens is in your best interest. 

New UFH Programs for Adults 

We are excited to launch these new educational and fun programs for adults in our community! 

Registration for these programs will open Monday, November 6th at 9:00 am and are limited to those who are 18 years or older. 

UFH Step-up Challenge 

No registration required! 

Let’s get moving before the snow hits! Join us for a fun UFH-wide step challenge for your health and to win one of two $25 gift cards. 

The UFH Step-up challenge will run for two weeks. From Monday, November 20th 2023 till Sunday, December 3rd 2023. Each Sunday the resident with the most steps for the week will win a $25 grocery gift card. 

Please follow the steps below to participate.  

  1. Go to:  
  1. Create an account and link your wearable device if needed. 
  1. Encourage or challenge your neighbours to join! 
  1. Make sure to check in to the app every day to record your steps. 

UofT Libraries: Beeping Dino Egg Hunt (Children’s Event)  

Saturday, November 4th, 2023 | 10:00am –11:00am | Earth Sciences Library (Noranda), Second Floor, 5 Bancroft Ave. 2nd floor  

This event is primarily designed for visually impaired children, but all children are welcome to attend.   

In this family-friendly event, caregivers are welcome to bring children to participate in a fun egg hunt, where the children will seek out eggs hidden around the library and collect them to trade them in for a fun goody bag. In addition, staff will facilitate story time for children to enjoy.   

Once you register, you will be sent an email with further instructions closer to the date of the event. Children are welcome to bring their sibling(s) or a friend of all ability levels along.  

Registration is required. Register here  

If you have additional questions leading up to the event, please email 

Family Care Office: Upcoming Events 

The Family Care Office has several events planned for November including: 

For the full list of upcoming events, check out their website.