Welcome to the Humber Updates page. 

Here you will find the latest information about emerging or ongoing issues impacting Humber operations or the Humber community. This information will be updated as required. You are encouraged to bookmark the page for future reference. 

All Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) services are operating as normal as the TTC and the union representing its workers reached an agreement to avoid a strike before the deadline lapsed. The agreement still needs to be ratified by the union members.

Humber will continue to monitor the situation and will provide any relevant updates to the community as required. For information regarding TTC services, please visit the TTC website.

The following message was sent to students on June 6, 2024.

As early as Friday, June 7, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) may be on strike. While negotiations are ongoing, it is important for us to be prepared for the potential impact on students and staff. In the event of a TTC strike, your Faculty will provide as much notice as possible about any changes to delivery format for scheduled classes or labs. Please monitor Blackboard and your email for course-specific updates.

If your classes will be running in person, we would urge you to plan alternate transportation for Friday. Carpooling, cycling, and utilizing other public transit services are some alternatives to consider. The TTC union has indicated that Wheel-trans will continue to operate in the event of a strike.

It is important to stay informed through official TTC communications and news updates to update your travel plans accordingly. For information regarding TTC services, please visit the TTC website.

Humber campuses and locations will be open and student services will continue to be available. Sufficient parking will be available at North and Lakeshore campuses should those who normally commute by transit decide to drive or carpool.

If you require support with academic considerations, or need assistance with being connected to other Humber resources, you may contact the Student Connection and Community Care team at care@humber.ca. The team is unable to provide additional information or answer questions about the potential TTC strike or alternate modes of transportation. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide any relevant updates to the community.

A near-total solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024, between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., with the peak occurring at 3:19 p.m. in Toronto. This will be an exciting and unique event, but it brings with it potential health and safety risks for anyone required to be outdoors.

Looking directly at the sun for any length of time is very hazardous to the eyes – it can impact your vision and cause permanent damage. In addition to the eye hazards, it may get darker outdoors as the eclipse approaches totality – this limited visibility can pose a safety hazard.

If you are outdoors during this event:

  • Do not look up at the sun. The eclipse can only safely be viewed through proper viewing glasses that comply with the International Standard ISO 12312-2 (2015). Sunglasses will not provide adequate protection.
  • If using solar eclipse glasses, take them off when not viewing the eclipse and be aware of any obstacles around you, as the eclipse glasses are very dark.
  • As it may get darker outdoors, exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings.

Some additional considerations for those working or conducting outdoor activities are:

  • Adjust break times and the timing of outdoor activities to avoid the eclipse (any activity that is scheduled between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.). Re-consider non-essential outdoor work and travel.
  • Provide shaded areas and plan for limited visibility as the eclipse approaches totality.

Together, we can ensure that this exciting event is experienced safely. For more information, please email healthandsafety@humber.ca.


The plumbing issue has been fixed and all plumbing services have been restored to MED building.

Original Message

A plumbing issue is currently affecting the drain lines at MED building at the Lakeshore campus. Facilities Management is working to resolve the issue and while this work is underway the water has been turned off in the entire building. In the meantime, occupants of MED building are advised to go to the Fashion building (FAS) at the Lakeshore campus to use washrooms or to get drinking water. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Update: The burst pipe at 110 Carrier Drive has been resolved. The building will open as normal on Monday, March 25.  

Due to a burst pipe, 110 Carrier Drive is temporarily closed and scheduled activities are cancelled. Facilities is working to resolve the issue and updates will be provided once available.

Humber College has no affiliation or involvement with the “Stand Up for Israel” show scheduled for January 31 at Yuk Yuk’s.  

The views and opinions expressed by comedians and organizations directly contracted with Yuk Yuk’s do not necessarily reflect those of Humber College, its employees or its students.  

Humber College is committed to providing the best possible experiential learning experience for our students. This includes providing Comedy Writing and Performance students with opportunities to hone their craft in professional spaces that serve as an extension of our classrooms. 

Humber uses space at Yuk Yuk’s comedy club to provide our Comedy students access to a professional comedy cabaret and the opportunity to perform publicly each week. This is key to their growth as creators and performers and an important part of their Humber education. 

To all members of the Humber and University of Guelph-Humber communities, 

As we experience colder temperatures and snow in the coming weeks, we would like to share information about the impact of severe weather and/or campus closure on college operations. 

Only in-person classes and assessments being held on campus will be affected by inclement weather and (physical) campus closure. Inclement winter weather is not expected to impact current online classes, courses, or programs or most faculty and staff who are working remotely. 

All Humber online classes and assessments will continue regardless of weather conditions or if Humber campuses are closed due to severe weather. If inclement weather affects online class delivery, such as a power outage or internet disruption, the college will assess the impact on online classes and will confirm if they are to continue as scheduled. 

If any in-person classes, assessments or exams are cancelled due to severe weather/campus closure, the professor of that class will contact their students to make alternate arrangements for coursework.  

Employees who regularly work on campus, and who are unable to attend campus due to severe weather/campus closure should contact their supervisor.  

All Humber faculty and staff working remotely will continue to perform their normal responsibilities, even if the physical campus is closed due to inclement weather. 

Overall, during the winter season, we are planning to be open each day and to operate as normal. If a college-wide or specific campus closure is required due to severe weather, an announcement will be posted on humber.ca, our main Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram channels, and Humber Updates, as well as Guelph-Humber channels, guelphhumber.ca, Instagram and X page by 5:30 a.m. for morning classes, and 3:30 p.m. for evening classes, or as soon as possible. Unless a closure notice is posted as above, please consider the college to be open. 

For students who have in-person classes, if you think the roadways near your home or the college are unsafe due to severe ice or snow, please call or email your instructor if you decide not to come to class. For employees who think it is unsafe to travel to the campus because of severe ice or snow, please contact your supervisor. 

You can sign up to receive notification of Humber campus activity, including closures by downloading the Humber Guardian App available from your phone's app store. Be sure to enable push notifications in both your main system preferences as well as in the app to receive emergency notifications.  

We will also inform GTA media of a campus or college closure. For International Graduate School students and employees, please note that separate announcements will be sent to you, as the weather downtown is not always the same. 

If a physical campus closure occurs, students scheduled to be in-person at external organizations for an internship or placement, or for other college related activities, will follow the protocol of the external organization with respect to cancellation of college activities or closure of the facility. It is the student’s responsibility to advise their external placement advisor or supervisor of any situation that prevents them from attending their placement or work. 

For more information, please see the Severe Weather Closure Procedure

Finally, this time of year also marks the return of flu season and an increase in other contagious illnesses as more people gather indoors. Humber reminds all staff and students that if they are feeling unwell to remain at home to help prevent the spread of infections and keep each other healthy and safe. If you are unwell and stay home, please contact your supervisor or instructor accordingly. 

We wish you a safe and warm winter season.