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All distances from Humber College in miles
Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning also referred to as Humber College, was established in the year 1967. This higher education institution got this name from the Humber River that flows in Toronto and provided the local industry with the energy source and communications link it needed to flourish. It is a publicly-funded college in Ontario with 3 main campuses that offer more than 200 programmes which include a bachelor's degree, post-graduate certificate, and apprenticeships. Along with these, there are Bridge Training programs for globally trained professionals in the fields of information technology and engineering. The college has a strong alumni network with approximately 240,000 alumni who are major contributors in their respective areas of study. These include people like the popular soccer player, Andres Arango; musician, Ben Bowen; film director, Jared Pelletier; author and artist, Margaret Lindsay Holton, and many more.
The college is home to 3 main campuses including Lakeshore campus, Humber North campus, and Humber Orangeville campus. The Humber North campus is located in northwest Toronto adjacent to the Humber River. It houses around 22,000 full-time students and 60,000 part-time students. This campus is popular for full-time and part-time programs in disciplines such as Applied Technology, Health Sciences, Business, and more. It is a beautiful campus that has state-of-the-art amenities including an indoor pool and sauna, athletics facilities and a fully functioning spa. Second is the Lakeshore Campus, which is located along the shores of Lake Ontario in New Toronto. It has approximately 7,500 full-time students out of which only 400 are living in on-campus residence and the rest in private student housing near Humber College. Third and the last main campus Humber Orangeville campus is placed at the Alder Street Recreation Complex. It is quite a modern campus with 6 fully-functional and wireless classrooms, an on-site fitness centre with a swimming pool, and more.
Humber offers on-campus residence for more than 1,500 students at their two Toronto campuses and applying for a room at these residences is also a simple process. Once a student is accepted to study at Humber he/she may apply to live in residence with the International Student Residence Application form. These residences are limited in number and get filled quite quickly so keep in mind to apply as early as possible. Although there are several other private student housing near Humber College where you can stay if you don’t get a place in the on-campus residence.
These off-campus alternatives are known as Purpose-Built Student Accommodations(PBSA) as they are specifically designed for student living. These student accommodations are located close to various top universities which allow students to commute easily.
Toronto is easy to navigate either on foot or by public transportation offered by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). It operates subway, streetcar, and bus that further make it easy to travel in and around the city and suburbs. Among these subways is the fastest way to get across town. As an international student, you will find that Toronto is bike-friendly with various marked cycle lanes and also offers a bike-share program.
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