December 11th, 2019

New Beginnings

Exterior rendering of the Humber Cultural Hub at Lakeshore Campus

Humber to open a Cultural Hub that bring together athletics, academics and students in one building

It has been a busy semester with some key announcements for Humber College. On Friday, November 29, we hosted our internal information session about the establishment of the Humber Cultural Hub (HCH) and just wrapped up our external sessions this week.

As we shared with those who attended these information sessions, we plan to revitalize the Lakeshore Campus with the creation of the HCH, beginning this spring. It will bring together athletics, academics and students in one building, allowing for collaboration and learning throughout the space.

The HCH will increase and essentially replace the space currently occupied by Building A. It will provide students with access to cutting-edge technology and experiences, benefit the GTA’s cultural and creative industries, and attract arts outside of the downtown core. 

Some of the key features of the new building include a 300-bed residence; up-to-600-seat multi-use performance hall; the new Centre for Creative Business Innovation; as well as a new café, gymnasium, state-of-the-art labs and new IGNITE student space.

As always, sustainability is at the forefront of our plans for the HCH. We will target net-zero carbon certification, LEED Platinum and meet the Toronto Green Standard.

We are excited to create a destination for the arts that is outside of the downtown core, and to transform the campus into a canvas.

It was great to have more than 100 members of the Humber community attend the internal  information session. The HCH will have something for everyone, and I am pleased that so many of you are already seeing yourselves in these plans. 

For more details on the HCH, read the full Humber Today article.