Hillel of Greater Toronto
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University of Toronto
York University
Ryerson University
Community Colleges
(Formerly Jewish Campus Services of Greater Toronto)

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These are some features of the Wolfond Centre:

 Fireside Lounge

Student Resource Room

  • Located on the second floor
  • Contains study carrels, computer areas and loose tables

The Centre for Israel Advocacy

  • Find out more, about this important initiative, here.

Main Entrance Foyer

  • The ground level foyer will welcome students and provide them with comfortable, inviting rooms in which to relax
  • Provides visitors with the first glimpse of the Wolfond Centre
  • Upon entering the building, students will be greeted with an open design
  • The lobby is surrounded by glass suggesting that the Centre will be accessible and welcoming
  • When seen at night, the combination of clear and translucent glass around the entrance and the lobbies on each floor will read as an inviting lantern

Multi-Purpose Room

  • Located on the lower level, the Multi-Purpose room opens onto the patio and the terraced garden on Huron Street
  • Natural light is available from the glass windows and doors of the patio
  • The Multi-Purpose Room will serve as the central gathering place for the Jewish community at U. of T. and will accommodate over 100 guests for Shabbat and holiday dinners
  • Large space will provide The Wolfond Centre the flexibility to host lectures, sponsor film festivals, host social action programmes, stage live music events or host Israeli dancing

Professional Staff Offices ? Executive, Director, Programming Staff

  • Located on the first floor, adjacent to the entrance
  • Making it easy for students to drop by and chat, or to arrange for a meeting
  • The inviting nature of the professional offices will reflect the attitudes of the staff of the Centre
  • The message will be clear ? students are a priority and the professionals at the Wolfond Centre will always be available and accessible

Spiritual Room

  • Located on the second floor, it is the most dramatic space in the Wolfond Centre
  • The room showcases beautiful stained-glass art windows that run along the arched southern wall
  • The art windows will be series of sandblasted images of Jewish historical events
  • The art windows create an inviting environment, allowing light to flood through the space, defining it as a Jewish space
  • Students can engage in traditional text study or serious discussions on Jewish issues
  • Hillel is one of the few places where pluralism in Jewish life thrives and flourishes every single day
  • Hillel's pluralistic outlook will provide multiple avenues of religious observance within a warm spiritual community, allowing students of Conservative, Reform, Orthodox Sephardic or unaffiliated backgrounds to feel at home
  • Through religious observance and study, Jewish identities will be strengthened, souls will be nurtured, and lifelong relationships will develop


  • Students will sit in the open air and talk together, creating lasting relationships and appreciating the different world view they each have to offer
  • Two trees, one maple and one olive, will be situated in the courtyard to represent the union of Jewish life and Canadian life
  • The garden steps down to the basement level, providing a patio and allowing full light into the Lower Multi-Purpose area of the building
  • Patio can be used for barbeques, parties, the sukkah, etc?


  • Located on the second floor
  • The room has an entrance to the large deck overlooking Harbord Street
  • The room will house Jewish and secular texts, periodicals, and computer work stations
  • A place where students can immerse themselves in their studies
  • A place to gather and learn in small groups
  • Students can engage in traditional text study or serious discussions on Jewish issues


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