OCAD U student and staff discount for Frida Kahlo documentary!

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema presents GAME CHANGERS: FRIDA KAHLO

Saturday, August 18 – 2:15 p.m., 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto

FORM TOGETHER: Work by students and alumni of OCAD University

PATCH, in partnership with OCAD University's Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, facilitated a call for artists for an exhibition on hoarding surrounding the FORM condo development site on McCaul Street. More than 120 OCAD U students and alumni submitted work in response to an exhibit concept developed in collaboration with Tridel, one of Canada’s leading developers.

President's Message

While spring has been slow to come, the end of this academic year seems to have arrived in a flash – GradEx 103 is just two weeks away! Our eye-catching posters, featuring works from last year’s medal winners, are all over the neighbourhood including the subway. It is going to be another amazing exhibition with 23 program medal winners, the most ever. Thank-you to all of our faculty, academic administrators, staff, and entire community for the support that you have provided for our students this year.

Facilities Unit Review

Unit reviews of all units within the Vice-President, Finance & Administration portfolio are being undertaken over the next three years in order to flag possible organizational and efficiency issues and to assess alignment of stakeholder service expectations with unit responsibilities and performance. Facilities Planning & Management was the first unit to be reviewed due to the impending retirement of its Director, Peter Lashko. The primary observation of the review report was that Facilities is charged with doing a lot with very little. The overlap of some unit functions with responsibilities of other units was also noted.

OCAD U Holiday Social - December 7, 2017

Please join us at 49 McCaul St.(3 to 5 p.m.) as we gather with friends and colleagues to celebrate the holiday season. Prizes, Cash Bar & Refreshments!


Ringing Fire Alarm - 49 McCaul & 51 McCaul - Tuesday January 21st, 2020

Please be advised that the Village by the Grange is getting Com-Plez Systems on site on Tuesday Janrary 21st, 2020 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm to investigate a fire alarm problem, please note that during this period, the bells will sound intermittently within 49 McCaul and 51 McCaul.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact work orders at 416-977-6000 x 600

Welcome Back Message from President Diamond

​Dear Colleagues:

Happy new year to all faculty and staff! I hope you enjoyed the holiday break and wish you much success in 2020. On a personal note, I'm happy to be back to work and am very thankful to the entire community for the outpouring of support that I received during my health leave.

It will be a busy last six months for me. I will continue to work with our government relations team and Board of Governors volunteers to improve OCAD U's fiscal and capital support from the provincial government, and to seek federal and municipal funds. I will lean into our efforts to raise funds from private sources and help to consolidate new income streams (OCAD U CO and Continuing Studies). I will lead our final decisions on capital opportunities ahead; these will be instrumental in enabling the Flow: Curricular Transformation project. I will support efforts towards fiscal stability. I will continue to engage with research capacity building. I will continue to exert my best efforts to support an equitable, safe and supportive learning and work environment. Finally, I am looking forward to ensuring a seamless presidential transition.

Door Painting, Yellow Stairwell 100 McCaul - Jan 10th - 12th

Door Painting: Yellow Staircase

January 10th to 12th, 2020

To ensure proper visibility of exits during emergency procedures, OCAD U is repainting all doors and door frames in the Yellow Staircase. 
Contractors are using low VOC water-based paint. 
Prep work is scheduled for Friday, January 10th.

Painting will occur on Saturday, January 11th and Sunday, January 12th.

Thank you for your cooperation as we implement this important safety measure.

Water Shut Off scheduled for tonight at 49 & 51 McCaul

Please be advised that Village by the Grange is shutting off the domestic Hot and Cold water to 49 McCaul and 51 McCaul from 10pm tonight until Friday morning at approximately 5:30am. This disruption is to facilitate pipe replacement to a section of the plumbing system. Please note that when the water supply is restored, there may be a discolouration of the water. You are advised to run the water for a few minutes and the water will return to normal . Please make sure that your faucets are in a closed position to avoid any flooding when the water supply is restored.