Humber Arboretum

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Canada - Ontario - Toronto

Institution Code: HUMB

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Humber Arboretum

Located behind Humber College's North campus, the Humber Arboretum consists of botanical gardens and natural areas surrounding the Humber River. This unique site is home to the Carolinian bioregion, the most diverse ecosystem in Canada, and boasts over 1,700 species of plants and animals. The Humber Arboretum covers approximately 250 acres (101 ha) of the West Humber River Valley between Highway 27 and the 427 and is easily accessed from Humber College Blvd.

The Humber Arboretum was started through the initiative of Humber College horticulture students in 1977. Its purpose is to facilitate research and education, establish and maintain living plant collections, promote conservation and restoration practices, and provide a quality visitor experience. It is a joint venture of the City of Toronto, Humber College, and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

The Arboretum includes over six kilometers of walking trails with a walking time of approximately 2 hours. The trails and gardens are free and accessible to the general public. Come explore a world of beauty.

Main Address:
Humber Arboretum
205 Humber College Blvd
Ontario M9W 5L7 Canada

Telephone: (416) 675-6622 ext. 5009
Fax: (416) 674-7093
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Alexandra Link, Director, Humber Arboretum
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Andrea Sudak
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1977
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 101 Hectares
    Latitude: 43.72528
    Longitude: -79.6088
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 101
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:No information available.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes