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COVID-19 Updates

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Last updated Friday July 3, 2020 

Access to the Humber Arboretum 

The Centre for Urban Ecology, along with all Humber College campuses, remain closed until further notice.

As with other public parks in Toronto, the grounds of the Humber Arboretum are open for visitors to walk/run and to make use of picnic tables and other seating (fitness equipment along the West Humber Trail remains off-limits until further notice). However as the City of Toronto website specifies:

"Provincial emergency orders and the City’s physical distancing by-law remain in effect.  Under the City by-law, people who are not from the same household or the same social circle must maintain a physical distance of two metres apart in a park or public square.

Under the Province’s emergency orders, social gatherings and organized public events of more than 10 people are not permitted, unless all of the participants are members of a single household.  The Province’s announcement about forming social circles does not increase the social gathering limitation of no more than 10 people.


 Read full details on COVID-19: Changes to City of Toronto Services

Also please note that while the Humber Arboretum's trails and natural areas remain open, they will not be maintained until further notice. Please use your discretion, as you are entering at your own risk.


Events and Activities

All in-person events and activities at the Humber Arboretum are suspended for the summer. This includes the difficult decision to cancel our summer nature camps for 2020.

In place of in-person events, the Humber Arboretum is offering educational and nature connection opportunities through our new Grow Anywhere - Virtual Learning content. Explore videos, articles, and printable resources created and curated by our educational staff and partners.

Three of the Sustainable Urban Beekeeping courses which usually take place in the classroom are being offered as online courses through Zoom. 

The booking of photography permits is on hold until at least the end of the fall. 


Contacting the Humber Arboretum

Humber Arboretum office staff are working from home. Please be patient if you experience longer than average wait times for responses. Email is the preferred method of communication at this time - 

We will provide updates on future events & programming as the situation develops. Stay tuned to our social media (@HumberArb on Twitter and Facebook) for these and other updates. 

Get the latest from Humber College, including information on plans for fall academic program delivery, at: