About Us

Humber Arboretum

First opened in 1977, the Humber Arboretum is a joint venture of the City of Toronto, Humber College, and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. The Arboretum presents a balance of ornamental gardens and diverse natural areas. It is dedicated to showcasing an extensive collection of woody and herbaceous plants, and protecting and restoring habitat for native plants and animals. The Arboretum makes a unique contribution to life in the Greater Toronto Area by providing educational opportunities in horticulture and environmental stewardship for anyone who visits.

Visitors to the Arboretum range from school children learning about the environment for the first time, to adults enjoying a pleasant stroll. Humber College students also develop their skills here in a broad range of programs including Horticulture, Arboriculture, Sustainable Building & Energy Technology, Architecture, Interior Design, Education, Health Sciences, Culinary, Hospitality, and Public Relations.

Come explore a world of beauty.


The Centre for Urban Ecology

The Centre for Urban Ecology is a facility that demonstrates how we can work towards creating a sustainable environment in our own urban spaces. It provides a venue for education and research on urban ecology and maintains the lowest possible environmental impact. This building has achieved the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification, which distinguishes building projects that have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability by meeting the highest performance standards. Together the Humber Arboretum and Centre for Urban Ecology create one of Toronto's premier urban ecosystems.

The Centre for Urban Ecology is located near the Humber College North Campus entrance to the Arboretum. Learn more about featured environmental programs and events for schools, community groups, and other organizations on the Arboretum grounds by visiting our Programs page.

In 2012 The Centre for Urban Ecology received platinum status from the Ontario EcoCentres certification program. This award is the first of its kind in Ontario. For more information on our certification please view the more info tab on the Ontario EcoCentres Website as well as this informative article by Humber College.

Where learning is natural.


The Centre for Urban Ecology is wheelchair accessable.

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