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4 November / 2015
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Winter Term Registration Is Almost Here!

What: Enrollment for winter term music lessons (January to March 2016)
When: Returning Student registration runs November 30th through December 7th. Openings for new students available starting Tuesday, December 8th.

Music lessons make a great holiday gift! If you are the type to think ahead, we have space to welcome a few more students to the following programs:

Private piano lessons, early weekday afternoon times available. Perfect for an adult or senior!
Private drum lessons, Monday evenings with Nick Shao. Only 3 openings left: Snag your spot soon!
Private voice lessons, Saturday mornings and early afternoons…

4 November / 2015
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Join us for these upcoming Music & Arts Events:

Student Scholarship Winner’s Concert
What: University Settlement’s top music students perform in concert.
Where:  St. George the Martyr Church
When: Sunday, November 8th at 4:00 pm

Student Lobby Concert
What: Music School students of all ages perform their favourite pieces. An informal casual musical treat for University Settlement clients!
Where: 23 Grange Road location lobby
When: Wednesday, November 18th between 5:00 and 6:00 pm

Chamber Music Student Concert
What: Each term, students in University Settlement Chamber Music program presents the pieces they’ve collaborated on. Classical, contemporary and jazz music.
Where: St. George the Martyr Church
When: Sunday,…

2 June / 2015
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Summer 2015 Registration JUNE 1ST

Have you made your summer plans yet? Don’t forget to include music lessons! Only 6 weeks long, summer is a great time to pick up a new instrument.


15 May / 2015
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June is a busy, busy month for students and staff at the Music & Arts School.  Students will present several free public performances, including:

  • Chamber Music Concert: June 7th @ 4:00 pm
  • Dance Student Recital: June 13th @ 2:30 pm
  • End of Term Student Concerts: June 19th @ 7:00 pm & June 20th @ 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm

Registration for our 6-week Summer Term begins on Monday, June 1st.

Lessons start in July on a first-come, first-served basis. The School will be offering private lesson instruction in classical and jazz piano, violin, viola, beginner cello, classical and jazz guitar, saxophone, flute…

13 May / 2015
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2014 Annual General Meeting – You’re Invited!

You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the business of the 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the election of members to the Board of Directors. The 2014 Annual General Meeting of University Settlement will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.

We will be electing five members to the Board of Directors for three-year terms at this meeting and we are looking for suitable candidates. We are looking for individuals who will bring not only new ideas and…

27 April / 2015
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Get ready for another Faculty Favourites concert!

Faculty and friends come together for a fun-filled exploration of our most beloved repertoire for guitar, voice, violin, oboe, and piano!

Featuring works from J.S. Bach to Offenbach and more.

When: Saturday, May 9 at 7:30pm
Where: St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John Street

This is a pay-what-you-can event. Donations accepted!

For more information, contact the Music and Arts Department at (416) 598-3444 ext. 243 or 244

1 April / 2015
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The application for our annual Investing in our Community Scholarship Award is available now! This scholarship aims to recognize exceptional volunteerism and contribution to helping our communities grow. Candidates who volunteer with University Settlement, live in the Greater Toronto Area, are over the age of 17 and will attend an educational institution or training program in the fall as a domestic student are encouraged to apply.

2014 Winners of the Investing in our Community Scholarship Award

Stephanie Tahir – $1000.00
Stanley Huang – $500.00

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1 April / 2015
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It’s that time of year again!

Join the staff and volunteers of University Settlement, the AGO, and OCAD at the annual spring cleanup of Grange Park on Friday, April 17th, from 2 to 4 pm.

We will gather in front of our building (at the south end of the park) to distribute gloves and garbage bags. The City Parks department will also lend us a few rakes and some paper bags to clear up the dead leaves – this will make a big difference!

The rain date for the cleanup is Friday May 1st but let’s hope…

1 April / 2015
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University Settlement facilities will be CLOSED for the Easter holiday on

Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 6.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 17th.

3 March / 2015
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Michael Tse

It is with great sadness that the University Settlement Volunteer team announces the passing of Michael Tse. Micheal, or Master Tse as many call him, was one of University Settlement’s Tai Chi instructors who volunteered his time for more than 20 years. He rose to the rank of Tai Chi Master quickly, teaching all who attended his early morning class. During his 20 year position he taught seniors from every walk of life the benefits of practicing tai-chi, inspiring community  members and staff, alike.

Master Tse will be greatly missed. Please take a few minutes…