NOW Magazine Article about OCAD U's Regent Park Sewing Circle

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 6:30am

According to Sureya Ibrahim, TCCL&D’s community relations specialist, the women of the sewing circle are currently making more of the soft goods designed by the OCAD class.

Re:Location designs will be on display at OCAD University’s Great Hall (100 McCaul) as part of DesignTO. Opening reception takes place on January 22 from 7 to 9 pm.

Click the link for the full article.


ID Studio 4: Design for Health INDS-3004 Exhibit

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to Friday, December 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

The course is ID Studio 4: Design for Health INDS 3004.

The problem as identified in the project brief was: 

Mental Health supports come in a variety of responses, one of which is Service Animals. Policy and legislation around these animals is vague and confusing in Ontario. Because of this people who rely on Service Animals for PTSD, anxiety, autism and other (often invisible) health conditions are often refused entry with their Service Animals to transit/travel providers, retail locations and restaurants etc. To further the problem, some people see the gap in legislation to 'fake' Service Animals needs by buying vests and cards online, and provide these as their proof of need.

The students were tasked to investigate the ecosystem around Service Animals as related to mental health, and to provide both service and product responses.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, 5th & 6th Floor Exhibit spaces
Digital Screen: 

"Made In Canada" a presentation of designs by 2nd year Industrial Design Students

OCAD University and Bergo Design invite you to “Made in Canada,” a presentation of Canadian designs by second-year OCAD U Industrial Design students.

OCAD University, the oldest art, and design school in Canada, and Bergo Design, a longstanding, iconic design store in the heart of the distillery district, have come together to display the products of OCAD U’s second year “Identity Materialized” class during this year’s Christmas Market.


re:Location exhibition by Industrial Design students

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm


OCAD U Industrial Design students teamed up with Toronto Centre for Community Learning and Development (TCCL&D) to pilot an innovative, hands-on design course.  The students worked with members of the Regent Park Sewing Studio to design and create ‘made-to-order’ textile goods. The finished products will be sold at the exhibition on Dec 6, 2018. 



Venue & Address: 
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. East
invite to Regent Park Gallery
Digital Screen: 

OCAD U Industrial Design Department

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:15pm

1.)     Title: Designing for Health, Wellness, Action and Destigmatization” – showcasing selected 3rd Year ID students and Master of design for Health student work from the Fall term including first aid kits for naloxone and assistive products for children with mental & physical challenges.

Location: Great hall, 2nd floor, 100 McCaul Street

Reception: Tuesday 16th January 2018, 5-7 pm


2.)     Title: OFF COURSE - work in progress by OCAD U Industrial Design and graphic design 4th year Bachelor of Design students

 Location: Radiator, 358 Dufferin Street, Suite 103, Toronto, ON (Gallery entrance from west side of parking area off of Dufferin Street)

Reception: Thursday 18th January 2018, 7-11 pm


3.) Title: OCAD U x YSM (Regent Park): Elevation through creative collaboration.

In a collaboration between OCAD University and the Yonge Street Mission, a group of second year Industrial Design students at OCAD U were challenged to design marketable textile goods to be sewn and distributed by Regent Park’s Creative Women’s Collective.



OCADU x YSM [Regent Park] : Elevation Through Creative Collaboration

306 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON

 Reception: Thursday 18th January 2018, 7-11 pm


4.) Tables, chairs and other unrelated objects

Location: Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Avenue, and

Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON

Receptions: Opening Reception at Daniels Spectrum: Thu, Jan 18, 6-9pm
Opening Reception at Ignite Gallery: Sat, Jan 20, 6-10pm


Please make sure that you check out other Todo events as well as the IDS show for design work & lectures.


Venue & Address: 
See listing below