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Vanishing spaces, as challenges mount

As the right-wing juggernaut travels the globe, and the Trudeau Liberals continue many neoliberal policies of Harper, I feel the loss of this crucial space to gather and learn and strengthen ourselves. The space is unique, absent of bureaucracy or security procedures, like U of T. Here we have heard about the urgent threats of Global Palestine, nuclear catastrophe, and climate disruption, and the ills of poverty, exclusion and incarceration. topics mostly missing from mainstream media. I worry that as safe spaces disappear, the challenges only mount. Thanks to Robert for his determination to keep it going this long. History and truth cannot be demolished by the developers’ bulldozers.

You’ll be missed.

Beit Zatoun is a Toronto treasure, it’s one of the reasons we moved to the Annex. You’ll be sorely missed.

Thank you Beit Zatoun

As a young Jew who grew up believing that Palestine was not real, but rather an invention by “The Arabics” to tear Israel down, I had a hard time learning that my worldview was way, way off. Over the last few years, I completely changed the way I looked at things, and began to distance myself from Israel’s actions (toward the Palestinian people amongst other things). Then recently, I became deeply interested in the conflict. I began a project looking at how (if at all) religion was a factor in Israel versus Palestine. One day, I was incredibly lucky, and stumbled across Beit Zatoun. Tentatively, I stepped inside and posed a few questions. Immediately, Robert and the others their welcomed me in and began to discuss with me. I was invited to workshops, put in contact with valuable resources, and exposed to a beautiful, vibrant culture. I am so grateful to everyone at Beit Zatoun for their care and efforts to visualize and discuss Palestine. Within the community, I was exposed to so many incredible things!

Thank you all for everything!!
You will be missed, and I only wish I’d come sooner!

Zatoun an Oasis


Beit Zatoun filled an important niche in this city in particularl overcoming the inability to find an oasis to raise and discuss the suffering of the Palestinian people too long ignored by our democartic institutions. Your influence filled a yawning void. Thank you.

Toronto will miss Beit Zatoun

Seeing Beit Zatoun from the beginning and all you have done there over the past years has been an inspiration and a joy to see. You’ve greatly added to the culture, diversity, and support for not only Palestine, but for so many groups and movements in Toronto…. The city will be a loss when Beit Zatoun closes in November and will be very sadly missed.

Looking forward to future collaborations with Beit Zatoun


We are so thrilled to have worked with Beit Zatoun in their last few events, having provided them with unique items that remind us of Palestine’s rich cultural legacy.
We wish them all the best in this period of transition.

NAJAT greeting cards can be found using the following link:

Palestinian Hospitality In Toronto

olive tree under seige

When I returned from three months of accompaniment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Beit Zatoun provided the hospitality that my heart craved,and providing me networks to do the real work of solidarity that we are called towards. Shukran Robert for the gift of Beit Zatoun.

Meeting at Beit Zatoun


This is a great meeting space for organizations. So many organizers have said how much they appreciated the warmth and atmosphere of Beit Zatoun to create positive meeting.