Emily Werginz, Eli Ridder| Report

Humber College’s North Campus and the University of Guelph-Humber closed at 5 p.m. on Friday due to a water main break and will not re-open until Monday — and students on living on residence are being moved to hotels, The Avro Post has learned.

The main pipeline at the front of North Campus needs to be fixed, which requires turning off the water, according to The Avro Post’s correspondent in residence.

Humber gave a statement at 5:55 p.m. saying that the North Campus will be completely closed for the weekend, and expects to open at 6 a.m. on Monday.

The Avro Post has learned that residence buildings closed at 7:30 p.m. and students were gradually sent to various hotels in groups but more details are yet to be known.

Two groups of students left soon after 7:30 p.m., and remained in residence awaiting transport and did not yet know how they will be divided amongst hotels and rooms, the last update The Avro Post received just before 8 p.m. from a correspondent in residence.

Students are continuously saying they feel stressed, rushed, and that the communication is not effective, The Avro Post’s correspondent says.

Students are being compensated $50 per day for food if they keep receipts.

An email seen by The Avro Post sent from the administration earlier on Friday to students in residence say the pipeline break is a “significant issue”.

Associate Director of Campus Services Susan Miller encouraged students to “consider going home or to a friend’s place off campus for the weekend.”

The Avro Post has reached out to the administration of Humber for comment. The college told students to get updates from their website.


Images from The Avro Post.

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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