Menno House

A Moment from yesterday

June 1, 2023 | Opinion | Volume 27 Issue 11
Laureen Harder-Gissing | Mennonite Archives of Ontario
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Menno House was formed by a group of young Mennonite students and recent graduates living in Toronto in 1956. The aim was to provide support and community to Mennonite students in the city. The group became involved in youth leadership at Toronto United Mennonite Church. Young Mennonite women attended events, though the residence remained open only to men. One resident estimated that “hundreds of people” lived at Menno House during its lifetime; in addition to the core group, some came for short-term courses or the MCC “Students-in-Industry” summer work-study program.

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