Call for Applications - Illustration Studio Career Launcher 2020

Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and four (4) successful applicants will be awarded one year of free studio space in 401 Richmond in from June 2020 to May 2021. This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners. Applications will be reviewed by ILLU Faculty members during GradEx 105.

Copy & Print Services - Upcoming Service Interruption (Friday 7 February)

Due to new equipment deployment, our Standard Colour Laser Printing service will be largely unavailable this Friday (7 Feb).

Elevator Out of Service - 115 McCaul Street

Please be advised that the elevator in 115 McCaul is Out of Service. The device went down on Sunday, February 2nd at 11:37pm, service technicians have been called, but the elevator will be out of service for an indeterminate amount of time. The reason for the elevator being down is unknown. Unfortunately as a result of the elevator being down, means that all floors are inaccessible for individuals with accessibility needs.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact Michelle Jelsma at 416 977 6000 x624.

Creative Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Artists and Designers

Are you curious how entrepreneurship applies to artists and designers? These three workshops will help you understand how to start your creative business. Light refreshments will be provided. All sessions will take place at the CEAD, level 3, 115 McCaul Street. 

Call for Applications - NEO Commissioning Program: Call for Emerging Artists

Five emerging artists, working in a variety of mediums, will be commissioned to provide works of art to commemorate the listing of corporate clients or the launch of new funds on the NEO stock exchange.

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.

Info Session | Long Winter Career Launcher

Long Winter, Toronto’s all-ages, pay-what-you-can seasonal series of underground and DIY music, visual art, installation, reading, food, and dance (and more) have partnered with the Integrated Media and Digital Painting & Expanded Animation program, and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers to announce the Long Winter Career Launcher.