Other multi-faith spaces At University of Toronto St. George
In addition to the Multi-Faith Centre, the University of Toronto, St George campus offers other multi-purpose spaces suitable for individual and collective prayer and spiritual practices.
1. Bahen Centre for Information Technology
The Bahen Centre, at 40 St. George Street, includes an open multi-purpose space with tiled floors and large windows. The space can accommodate 20-30 people and is usually booked for congregational midday prayers (Dhuhr prayers). Mats are provided. At other times the space may be used for a variety of purposes.
2. Hart House
The Hart House chapel is open to all members for private prayer and meditation, and may also be booked for special functions. A maximum of 30 people can be seated, and the chairs are configurable. Hart House also provides space for Jumu’ah prayers in the Debates Room with the Muslim community on campus every Friday afternoon as well as accommodating a variety of other faith communities on campus every week.
Hart House is located at 7 Hart House Circle.
3. Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law building is currently under renovation. We recommend that the prayer rooms at Emmanuel College across the street be used instead.
4. Leslie Dan Pharmacy Building
The Leslie Dan Pharmacy building is located at 144 College Street right next to Queens Park Subway station. The Multi-Faith Spaces are located in the basement in room B220 and B222 and can each accommodate up to 5 people.
5. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
The OISE building is at 252 Bloor Street West. The Multi-Faith Space is on the fourth floor in room number 4-409, it is open during regular building hours and can accommodate up to 5 people. The room is carpeted and a partition is available.
6. Robarts Library
The Multi-Faith room is located on the 8th Floor of Robarts Library. The room is open for quiet mediation, prayer and other spiritual practices. Study spaces are available in other parts of the library. Food and drink are not permitted in this room.
7. Sussex Clubhouse
The Sussex Clubhouse is located on 21 Sussex Ave. (at Huron). The Multi-Faith Space can accommodate approximately 10 people, is carpeted and has no furnishings. When the room is not booked, it is open for individual or small group prayer or meditation.
8. Victoria College
Space for spiritual practices is open to the University in room EM005, on the lower level of Emmanuel College (directly across the street from the Faculty of Law) on the campus of Victoria College. Hours for Muslim prayer have been specifically reserved for Monday to Friday 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.