Toronto, Ontario – Humber College is capping off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration with special events across the city on Wednesday, January 17, including a concert featuring some of North America’s finest musicians.
On Wednesday, January 17 in honour of Humber’s 50th anniversary both the Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square and the CN Tower will be lit up in Humber’s gold and blue colours. The Toronto sign will be lit from 9 a.m. that morning until 9 a.m. on Thursday. Throughout the day, Humber students, staff and alumni will be at the sign for photos, along with a special appearance of Humber’s Hawk mascot from 12 to 2 p.m. The CN Tower will be lit from sunset.
In the evening, the Humber at 50 – A Celebration Through Music concert will include performances from Humber’s faculty big band, directed by Denny Christianson and featuring Pat LaBarbera, Al Kay and special guest Kurt Elling. Rik Emmett, Laila Biali and Rich Brown’s band, rinsethealgorithm, will also perform. The evening will conclude with a post-concert reception where guests will get the chance to meet the musicians. Proceeds from the concert will support the Humber 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund.


Humber at 50: A Celebration through Music


Koerner Hall
TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning

273 Bloor Street West


Wednesday, January 17, 2017


8:00 p.m.


Premium - $175 (includes dinner, pre-and post-reception, parking and coat check)

General Admission - $55
Student - $25

Tickets on sale now at 416-408-0208 or

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber College is a global leader in polytechnic education. Combining in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections, Humber provides career-focused education to 31,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time students across three campuses. The college offers a comprehensive range of credentials including honours undergraduate degrees, postgraduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates. More than four out of five Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit

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