Good Pals Zine Fair!

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm


Come hang and check out some cool zines and other fun art things!! There will be good muisc, good times, and good pals!!!

Support some local OCAD U artists and makers, and enjoy the Kensington Market August Pedestrian Sunday with us. We look forward to seeing you there!

Venue & Address: 
Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Avenue (in Kensington Market)
For more information, contact: Courtney Gillatly -
Free and open to the public.
Good Pals Zine Fair Poster

Come Up to My Room at the Gladstone Hotel

Come up to my room poster
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:30pm to Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 6:00pm

Come Up to My Room is grassroots. It’s where ideas are born. It’s where people come to take part. It’s accessible. It allows art and design to collide, unite, melt, disagree, catch a cold, get better, hold a grudge, spread a rumour, take risks, fight and make up.

What differentiates the artists and designers who show at CUTMR each year is their willingness to take risks, to push their ideas, to evoke meaning not just function. They’ve been working for months. They will transform all four floors of the hotel with their site-specific installations that challenge the ideas of art and design.

All year the excitement has been building. Designers have been revealing their projects to us. Layer by layer. Room by room. This curatorial process is ephemeral, gaining shape only as we move closer to the event. We want it like that. We ask for it like that because we need this experience to be a surprise. We still don’t know what it will look like, what direction everyone took—and we won’t know until the doors open..


Thirteen…an unlucky number for some, but not for Come Up To My Room (CUTMR). This year’s event, the thirteenth edition, once again showcases the work of new and established artists, designers and collectives from Canada and the US. CUTMR encourages spatial exploration that engages our senses, our memories and our perceptions of reality. Framed within the backdrop of the historic Gladstone Hotel, CUTMR invites participants to inhabit three floors with site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike.

Coming from the fields of architecture and exhibition design, this year’s curators, Jana Macalik and Nuria Montblanch have reengaged with the heritage of CUTMR, focusing on the spatial sensory experiences and design as the medium. The designers have been encouraged to identify discursive opportunities, altering perceptions of space and place. The inclusion of designers’ own identities within the experience of the exhibition affects narratives and is reflected in their use of interactive and tactile media. Thus, a space of discourse is created where multiple dialogues can begin to take place – between the hotel, the spaces and the people within.

Venue & Address: 
The Gladstone Hotel
Student Day January 22nd $5.00 General Admission $10 per day

Hip Hop Psych: Demystifying Mental Illness Through Hip Hop Beats and Lyrics

Poster with break dancer and bright colours
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00am to 3:30am

The evening features neuroscientists Akeem Sule and Becky Inkster from Cambridge and Oxford Universities, & Juno award winner and OCAD University Professor Lillian Allen.

Lyrics may include explicit language. Recommended for ages 16 and older

Get a SNEAK PEEK of this event in this blog by HIP HOP PSYCH's co-founders.

Pay what you can at the event - recommended donation $20

Venue & Address: 
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto  100 Front Street West  Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

OCAD U Entrepreneurship

Poster with boxes of text against coloured backgrounds
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 1:00am to Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 12:00am

OCAD U Entrepreneurship Students present a series of socially engaged business activities. Activities are hosted November 11 to 15 at various locations. We look forward to you joining us!



Headphone Helpers are made from 100% recycled wood. This eco-friendly, handmade product will ensure that your earbuds stay organized wherever you go! Starting at a minimum $2 donation, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, whose focus is to conserve forests and the species who reside within them.

Find us at our Facebook page for purchase information



Join us in celebration of Movember. MOCADU will be hosting a Movember themed event to raise awareness of cancer in the community.

Tuesday November 11, 8 p.m. to midnight @The Local Gest, 424 Parliament St.

Tickets are $3.00 at the door. Purchase ticket with valid OCAD U I.D. for drink and food specials.



Third Time's a Charm presents REDUCE.REUSE.RECYCLE, a charity art show. The event will raise money for the Riverdale Housing Action Group and the fight against homelessness. The goal of this event is to create support services for Riverdale and to create a dialog between the community and artists. All of the artists are creating art for recycled materials, taking used products from the home to help build homes for others. The night will include a silent auction, music, art and warm fall drinks.

Friday November 14th, 6pm till late @ 1075 Bathurst St.

Ticket are $10. Contact to arrange ticket sales prior to the event.


OCAD Popped

OCADPopped Presents 49 MaCaul, A silent student auction and art competition. This event is designed to give students a chance to network with community members and colleagues while having the opportunity to sell their work. The students' works will be juried by you and the selected best artist will win a cash prize.

Visit the link below to learn more about OCADPopped

Friday November 14th, 7pm - 11pm @ 49 McCaul St.

Tickets are $5

Email or call Beatrix Eckley @ 905 808 9027 to reserve tickets.



Get Your Geek On TO is a science fair style event celebrating everything geeky in Toronto. Makers of all walks of life are invited to participate for free as exhibitors and compete for awesome prizes and titles. Non-participants can purchase tickets in order to view our exhibitors' work and partake in light refreshments. We'll also be hosting a ra‑ffe for more fun and geeky prizes!

Saturday November 15th, 2pm - 7pm @ 49 McCaul St.

Tickets are $8 for non-exhibitors; Free for exhibitors

Tickets can be purchased on the day or online at

Venue & Address: 
MOCADU: Tuesday November 11, 8 p.m. to midnight @The Local Gest, 424 Parliament St. REDUCE.REUSE.RECYCLE: Friday November 14, 6 p.m. til late @ 1075 Bathurst St. OCAD Popped :Friday November 14, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. @ 49 McCaul St. GET YOUR GEEK ON TO: Saturday November 15, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. @ 49 McCaul St.
<p>For information about Entrepreneurship at OCAD U, contact Dr. Alia Weston:</p>

Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 9:30pm to Friday, January 17, 2014 - 1:30am

Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014. Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Four free evenings of professional practice events for students and alumni!

Creativity. Networking. Career Planning. Business Essentials.

• Engaging alumni panelists
• Inspiring guest speakers
• Informative presentations by practicing artists and designers

Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014
Monday & Thursday: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
All events at OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Great Hall (2nd floor)
Presented by Financial Aid & Awards, Student Success Programs and Alumni Relations

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Start Your Professional Practice Now! 2014, January 13-16, 2014

Money Mondays: Protect You and Your Money

Creative funds logo for Money Mondays
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Free hands-on financial planning for students and grads. Learn a financial skill every Monday!

Participate for a chance to win: $350 OCAD U tuition credit, $100 AboveGround gift card or $50 for OCAD U bookstore!

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario