Charles Street

General Updates

Reminder to Remove Items in Hallway  

As it gets colder, an increased number of hall mats have been reported out in the hall. This is a reminder that discarding items or storing things such as strollers, shoes, and mats in the hallways outside of your units, in stairwells, and communal areas, is not permitted.  

All hallways are fire exits and these items pose a safety concern by creating an obstruction that may impede residents’ ability to safely exit the building as well as emergency personnels’ ability to respond.  

We encourage residents to donate gently used items to the Free Store, located on the 3rd floor of 30 Charles for the benefit of other families. For information on how to properly dispose of garbage at Charles Street, please visit our website.  

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe and clean for all the families who live here. 

Call for Artists Deadline Extended: Apply by November 3rd 

Calling all creatives! University of Toronto’s newest student residence, Oak House, is looking for artwork created by local artists to bring this unique new space to life.  

Scheduled to open in September 2024, Oak House will be a sustainable student living community located at the corner of Spadina and Sussex.  

The Oak House Local Art Program is looking for exciting new artworks created by local artists to display throughout the building. Artists working across all mediums are invited to apply, including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. 

We are particularly interested in submissions surrounding themes of: 

  • Oak trees 
  • Sustainability 
  • Community 
  • Innovation 
  • Students and learning 
  • Indigenous heritage/lands/history 

Priority will be given to artists who have a connection to U of T or the Spadina/Sussex or Harbord Village community, and diverse individuals belonging to equity-deserving groups. 

Submit your application by 5pm on Friday, November 3rd.  

View the full guidelines and how to apply.