Door Replacements - 100 McCaul - Green and Orange Stairwells

Please be advised that the Orange and Green Stairwell Doors at Butterfield Park will be closed from May 8th to May 15th for door replacements.

Elevator Out of Service - 205 Richmond

Please be advised that the passenger elevator at 205 Richmond St West is currently out of service

University Closed for Labour Day

Monday, September 3, 2007 - 4:00am

OCAD is closed for Labour Day.

Missing Student Found

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 4:00am

We are happy to report that an OCAD U student who went missing Monday evening has been located. Thank you to all who have helped spread the message. 


Print Shop Moving


Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 4:00am

The cast and crew of the upcoming series Kim's Convenience will be filming at OCAD University on Tuesday, July 19 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Most of the scenes take place in Butterfield Park and on McCaul St., with additional spaces reserved in the auditorium and Lambert Lounge. 

Campus Security will be on site at all times. You will be permitted to enter and exit the building throughout the filming period. 



Earth Hour boosted to 24 hours

Poster for Earth Hour
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 4:00am

OCAD University is doing things differently this Earth Hour.

Since 2009, Facilities Management has employed electricians to power down the lights in classrooms, studios and offices for Earth Hour. But the reality is it takes a lot longer than an hour to complete the task, and it can cost about $750 in labour. And, now that OCAD University’s facilities are open 24/7, if we took that approach this year the inconvenience to students would be substantial.

Facilities Management is, instead, teaming up with the Sustainability Committee to invest $1,200 in clean-energy generation through Bullfrog Power. As a result, the entire OCAD U campus will be carbon-neutral for 24 hours!

The Sustainability Committee welcomes ideas that support social wellness and ecological responsibility. Please email Cathy Cappon, Manager, ODESI, with your input.

Update 100 McCaul St. - Classes resume as of 3 p.m.

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 4:00am

The gas leak in the parking lot has been resolved. 100 McCaul and the Sharp Centre will reopen at 1 p.m. and classes throughout all buildings of the campus will resume as of 3 p.m.

Extended Building Hours at 100 McCaul Street

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 5:00am

Beginning Monday, March 2, OCAD University will open 100 McCaul (including the Sharp Centre) 24 hours/7 days a week for a six-week period.

These extended 24/7 building hours end on Monday, April 13 at midnight. 

Please note the following:

  • Access is for current OCAD University students only (remember to bring your OCAD U ID) 
  • The 24/7 access will be interrupted on Saturday, March 28 as OCAD University participates in Earth Hour (details will be circulated).
  • Access is to areas that are normally open during extended hours and do not require supervision by staff or a technician. Please check the website for hours of specific Shops and Studios
  • Students can access desktop computers, scanners and black and white printing on Level 3 and Level 6 in 100 McCaul. 
  • Please note that desktops are erased nightly at 1:45 a.m. Desktops will not delete accounts while students are logged in, and as well, it will not delete the user who logged in 45 minutes prior to the wipe time of 1:45 a.m. IT Services recommends that students use Google Drive. More than 450 students are actively using Google Drive, and OCAD U Students receive unlimited storage from Google Drive.
  • Your safety is our priority. To this end, any student who appears to be too tired or distracted to use shop or studio equipment safely — either at night, or the next day -- will be instructed to leave
  • We will have Security circulating the building. Please report any safety concerns to the front desk.

Thanks to everyone for your cooperation in making the extended building hours possible. Questions can be directed Associate Vice-President, Students, Deanne Fisher.

Earth Hour

Earth hour logo with a globe formed into the number 60
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:30am to 1:30am

Part of Sustainability Month @ OCAD U

Earth Hour originated as an event in Sydney, Australia in 2007, as businesses and households turned off their lights for one hour to send a powerful national and global message that it is possible to take action on global warming.

OCAD University will power down on Saturday, March 29 for one hour starting at 8:30 p.m. as part of Earth HourOCAD U will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday March 28 with the exception of the Sharp Centre for Design, 100 McCaul, 60 McCaul, and the Graduate Gallery at 205 Richmond closing at 7:30pm. The campus will re-open at noon on Sunday, March 29.

OCAD U is proud to participate, and will do so by turning off all lights and powering down all non-essential equipment in order to make the most impact in reducing energy consumption. We strongly encourage everyone to turn off all computers, monitors and other related devices (if you don’t already do so) before you leave the office on Friday, March 27. 

Earth Hour is an event everyone can participate in — at home, at work, at school — anywhere. Simply turn out the lights on Saturday, March 28 for an hour or more starting at 8:30 p.m.

This event is part of a month-long series of sustainability events at OCAD University called sMarch.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University All Locations