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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. 

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

Please note - construction projects at Humber College or from the City of Toronto may impact 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
  • Visiting the Centre for Urban Ecology
  • Public transit routes
  • Cycling and multi-use trails
  • Parking


Directions from Humber College North Campus


The Humber Arboretum and the Centre for Urban Ecology are listed on the college's free Humber Campus Compass app.

Download the app from the Google Play store or the Apple App store.  


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

Main Entrance

Arboretum Boulevard surrounds the campus in a U-shape. The Humber Arboretum's main entrance is right at the bottom of the "U". Look for the trees and the turn circle located beside the T Building student residence, directly across from the south exit of Parking Lot One. 

If you are coming from inside the main campus buildings, follow the signs into L Building then exit into Parking Lot One.

The main entrance will bring you to the interlocking stone paths, display gardens, and ornamental ponds. The Centre for Urban Ecology is visible up the path to your right. 

Other On-Campus Entrances

There are also entrances to other areas of the Arboretum:

  • 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

Students walk up a path toward a glass building with a red door

Visiting the Centre for Urban Ecology

After coming in the main entrance of the Humber Arboretum, look to your right and you will see the Centre for Urban Ecology at the top of the main path. It is the glass building with the red door.

Please note, the CUE is only open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm except for special weekend and evening events. It may also be periodically closed during regular hours due to private events or staff activities taking place outdoors or offsite.

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 
  • 50 Gore Road 
  • 511/511A Züm Steeles

MiWay (Mississauga Transit) 

  • 22 Finch
  • 107 Malton express (no service during summer or winter break)

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) 

  • 96 Wilson 
  • 996 Wilson Express
  • 927 Hwy 27 Express 
  • (the Finch West LRT that will connect to Humber North campus has an estimated completion date of sometime in 2023)

York Region Transit/VIVA

  • 7 Martin Grove 

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

A map showing a marked cycling trail


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.



On weekdays, all visitors must check in at the Humber Learning Resource Centre (LRC) main parking kiosk upon arrival on campus and inform the staff there that you are visiting the Humber Arboretum. Staff at the kiosk will advise you as to where spaces are available and you will check in with them again using the intercom when you reach the gate they have directed you to.


parking service kiosk map


To reach the kiosk if you are coming from the east (Hwy 27), turn left off of Humber College Blvd onto campus using Arboretum Blvd (Entrance A) or Spruce Bell Lane (Entrance B) and make your first right onto Spruce Vista. The kiosk will be on your left. If you are coming from the direction of Finch Avenue/Hwy 427, turn right off of Humber College Blvd onto Spruce Vista (Entrance D) and make your first left. The entrance to the kiosk will be on your right.

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.

(If you drive an E/V or hybrid vehicle and are directed to the new parking garage beside the residence buildings, you may have the opportunity to make use of one of the 16 ChargePoint Electric Vehicle Charging stations located inside!)


Parking on campus is free on weekends. You may enter campus through entrance A or E and follow Arboretum Blvd to the back of campus where the Humber Arboretum is located.

There are two first-come, first-served spots and one accessible spot for Humber Arboretum visitors available off the turn circle at the Arboretum' s main entrance (do not park within the turn circle; this is a fire route).

When those spots are full, Lot One is the closest lot to the Arboretum's main entrance; the parking lot entrance is located off of Arboretum Blvd across from the residence buildings (towards entrance A).

Visitors choosing the parking garage may enter the Arboretum directly behind the garage and head down the stairs to the Humber River trail or explore the path behind residence that will take you past the Humber Food Learning Garden, the Bird Tranquility Garden, and the Garden of the Rising Moon on your way to the central gardens and the Centre for Urban Ecology.

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 weekday parking information as above will apply.