A creative focal point at Lakeshore Campus, the 360,000 sq. ft. Humber Cultural Hub (HCH) will spark exciting possibilities for students, local cultural and creative industries, and the community.
The HCH will provide unmatched access to talent development, entrepreneurial supports and applied research. It will also benefit culturally underserved local communities, build new appreciation and opportunities for the creative arts, attract new jobs and industries to the area and enrich the local economy. Overall, this facility will enhance the training and career-readiness of students while allowing us to solve business challenges for industry in the creative and performing arts.
Multidisciplinary Performance Halls
Two music and performing arts venues (with up to 600 and 150 seat capacities) will be key features of the Hub. Coupled with the campus amphitheatre, these venues will form an exciting new destination for arts and entertainment programs and festivals in west Toronto.
Industry-Infused Learning Spaces
Toronto’s thriving media and film industry will connect with students and expert faculty through professional-grade multimedia production and post-production facilities, 3D animation spaces, music labs, a music recording studio and a usability lab, and via the Centre for Creative Business Innovation. The facility will also feature additional classroom and computer lab spaces, including an Indigenous classroom.
Additional residence spaces for up to 300 students, as well as new retail spaces, a cafeteria and community athletic spaces (including a practice gymnasium), all of which will contribute to a more vibrant campus life.
A new campus entrance, courtyard and shared, responsive spaces will enable new opportunities for students, partners and community members to connect and collaborate.
“The Humber Cultural Hub will be a nexus for immersive, interdisciplinary performances, unique audience engagement and future focused pedagogical delivery that will enhance the Humber experience for students, faculty, alumni, industry and the community.”
—Guillermo Acosta, Senior Dean, Faculty of Media and Creative Arts
Construction on the Humber Cultural Hub is expected to begin in spring 2019 and to finish in fall 2024.
Performance space to be equipped with biometric monitoring and projection mapping technologies.
Sustainability will be integral to the project, targeting LEED Platinum certification and becoming a net zero carbon building.