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April 28, 2006
Media Advisory - Mayor David Miller to attend groundbreaking celebration for Humber Arboretum’s Centre for Urban Ecology
Mayor David Miller will speak at the groundbreaking celebration for the Humber Arboretum’s Centre for Urban Ecology.

Replacing the existing Nature Centre, the new facility will provide a first-rate venue for education and research on urban ecology and an up-to-date example of environmental sustainability. The centre will demonstrate energy efficiency, environmentally friendly building materials, solar power, wind power, onsite waste management, a living roof and many other green building techniques.

The centre is a joint venture of Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and Toronto Region and Conservation.

Date: Wednesday, May 3
Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (light refreshments will be served)
Location: Conference Room T132, Student Residences (adjacent to the Arboretum)
Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (North Campus), 205 Humber College Blvd.

Photo Opportunity:

Partner and supporter recognition with John A. Macintyre, chair, Humber Arboretum Management Committee; Lois Griffin, chair, Humber Arboretum Fundraising Committee.

Presentation of design plans by Jill Taylor, principal of Taylor/Hazell Architects Ltd.; Patricia Hanson, partner of architectsAlliance.

Message from representatives of the Arboretum partners, including Mayor David Miller; Councillor Suzan Hall; Dick O’Brien, chair, Toronto and Region Conservation; Robert A. Gordon, president, Humber.

Tree planting ceremony on the Arboretum grounds.


The Humber North Campus is located at the corner of Highway 27 and Humber College Boulevard (one block south of Finch Avenue). Parking is available in Lot 1. Please visit Humber’s website for a detailed map

Media contacts:

Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation Media Hotline

Ilena Aldini-Messina
Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
416-675-6622 ext. 5479



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