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DIRECTIONS

The Humber Arboretum is located in the northwest part of Toronto, near the intersection of Finch Ave West and Hwy 27. It is at the back of Humber College's North Campus. 

The Centre for Urban Ecology is the glass building with the bright red door on the Arboretum grounds.

Campus Address: 205 Humber College Blvd, Toronto Ontario, M9W 5L7

 

Please note - multiple construction projects at Humber College are currently impacting access to the campus and its parking lots. Please visit the Humber College Capital Project Update webpage for up-to-date details.

 

Scroll down for more information on:

  • Finding the Arboretum on Humber College's North campus
  • Public transit routes
  • Cycling and multi-use trails
  • Parking

Directions from Humber College North Campus

If you're already at Humber College's North campus, you're practically here! 

The main entrance of the Arboretum is through the turn circle located beside the T Building student residence, directly across from the exit of Parking Lot One. 

If you are coming from inside the main campus buildings, follow the signs into Building L then exit into Parking Lot One and look for the trees to your right. 

There are also entrances to other areas of the Arboretum from other spots on campus:

  • A narrow and steeply sloped paved trail leads from the east corner of B Building / Parking Lots 13 & 14 down to the sports fields where mowed grass trails connect to the meadow trails and the Wildlife Garden
  • A wide hill leads down into the meadows from between the LX and FX buildings
  • There is a gravel slope leading down to the Humber Pond and the West Humber trail from the corner of Parking Lot 4 (across from the bus terminal)

 

The Humber Arboretum's administrative offices are in LX 101 (but please proceed to the Centre for Urban Ecology on the Arboretum grounds for any queries, registrations, or payments).

A map showing campus buildings and the Arboretum grounds

Public Transit 

Leave the car at home! Humber College's North Campus is served by multiple bus routes from four different public transit systems.

Please note that bus schedules vary widely in accordance with the school year, and not all routes listed below will run year-round. Always visit the transit provider's website to check routes and schedules before you travel.

Brampton Transit

  • 11/11A Steeles from Shoppers World Terminal 
  • 50 Gore Road from Gore Meadows Community Centre 
  • 511/511A Züm Steeles from Shoppers World Terminal

MiWay (Mississauga Transit) 

  • 22 Finch from Westwood Mall 
  • 107 Malton express from City Centre Transit Terminal

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) 

  • 96 Wilson from Wilson Station or York Mills Station (West) OR Humberline Loop (East) 
  • 927 Hwy 27 Express (formerly the 191 Highway 27 Rocket) from Kipling Station (Northbound) or the Steeles/Martin Grove Loop (Southbound) 
  • 186 Wilson Rocket from York Mills

York Region Transit/VIVA

  • 7 Martin Grove from Al Palladani Community Centre (South) or Woodbine Centre (North)

Or search for bus directions from your location using Google Maps.

A map showing a marked cycling trail

Cycling

The Humber Arboretum is located along the West Humber Trail. For cyclists coming from the east, take a right upon seeing a wooden “Humber Arboretum” sign after the Highway 27 pass over. The red dots on the map indicate the paved trail and on-road route which will lead you to the front entrance of the Humber Arboretum.

For more information on bike routes and other information on cycling in Toronto, visit the Toronto Cycling Network website.

Bicycle racks are available at several points on campus, including behind the Centre for Urban Ecology. Humber College also provides a self-service bike repair station next to the Parking Services Kiosk directly in front of LRC building (the main campus entrance). 

Unpaved Trails

The Arboretum is also connected to the West Humber Trail by multiple unpaved paths. 

Download a Trail Map: 
Humber Arboretum Trail Map - b/w
Humber Arboretum Trail Map - colour

If you are on a bike, please slow down and take extra care to watch for school groups, summer day campers, and other pedestrians when using these trails.

Search for directions from your location via Google Maps.

Parking

There are four free parking spots reserved for Humber Arboretum visitors located off the turn circle at the Arboretum's main entrance. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis only and may not be reserved. Turn off of Humber College Blvd onto Arboretum Blvd using campus entrance A or E and follow the road to the back of campus where you will find the Arboretum's main entrance.

WEEKDAYS

When these spots are unavailable on weekdays, Humber Arboretum visitors can check availability in parking Lot 1* with the guards stationed at the entrance (which is now located directly across from the residence buildings). Let them know you are there to visit the Arboretum. If parking spots are not available in Lot 1, visitors will need park in the gated Pay-on-Exit lots (5, 6, 8 & 10). Read more about lost and rates on Humber College's Visitor Parking services page. If you are coming to take part in a meeting or event at the Arboretum, please leave yourself extra time as the college's visitor lots are not located beside the Arboretum.

Please note: New in the fall of 2018, Humber College is no longer offering free parking at North Campus in the evenings. Visitor Rates will continue to apply after 5:00 pm.

*There is a new parking garage under construction beside the residence buildings. When the parking garage opens, weekday visitors to the Humber Arboretum will be directed there instead of Lot One.

WEEKENDS

Parking on campus remains free on weekends. Lot One is the closest lot to the Arboretum; enter across from the residence buildings. The former entrance directly across from the Arboretum is now exit-only.

Parking for School Groups

School buses may drop off and pick up students in the turn-circle at the Humber Arboretum's main entrance. Buses will not be able to remain parked in the turn circle. For any teachers or other supervisors who are bringing their own cars, the same parking information as above will apply.