Humber College is transforming its Lakeshore Campus into a destination for arts and culture through the development of the Humber Cultural Hub. The Cultural Hub will be a catalyst for building the next generation of artistic, cultural and creative leaders. It will inspire creativity, support a connected community, encourage public appreciation of the arts and offer world-class film, media and performance facilities. Providing much-needed capacity to meet the growing demand for skilled talent in creative industries and delivering important benefits to culturally underserviced local communities, the Cultural Hub will attract businesses, create jobs, enrich the economy and cultivate new audiences for the arts.
Performance and Recital Halls
Music and performing arts venues, including a 500-seat Multidisciplinary Performance Hall, a 130-seat Recital Hall and an amphitheatre, will create an exciting new destination for arts and entertainment 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.
Residence space for 300 students, new retail spaces, a cafeteria and community athletic spaces including a practice gymnasium 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.
Construction and design development began in 2020, with the Humber Cultural Hub slated to open in spring 2025.
The new facility will provide an educational environment that is second to none and will welcome the public to participate in a variety of artistic, cultural and heritage experiences.
The Cultural Hub will be designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification, Net Zero Carbon targets and the Toronto Green Standard.
“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