TTC Track Reconstruction at Queen Street West and McCaul Street Intersection

This fall, the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission will replace the streetcar tracks at the intersection of Queen Street West and McCaul Street, John Street through to St Patrick Street, and on McCaul north to Renfrew Place. The intersection at Queen Street West and McCaul Street will be closed to through traffic during construction. Sidewalks on Queen Street West will remain accessible and pedestrians will be detoured around the work area. To accommodate this work, the intersection will be completely closed for three weeks.

XPACE Lead Gallery Walk

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 6:00pm

An open invitation to all OCAD students to walk around with XPACE and discover the Queen West gallery scene. We will visit all types of galleries for mini presentation on how you, them, and us fit into the Toronto Art and Design community.

XPACE

XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union Board of Directors.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD ON QUEEN

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The second exhibition of this series takes place at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects and features the work of 4th-year Thesis student, Maria Flawia Litwin.
Gallery hours are: Thursday to Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects 1080 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD ON QUEEN

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The first exhibition of this series takes place at InterAccess and features the works of 4th-year Thesis students, Kentaro Ikegami and Melissa Fisher.
Gallery hours are: Wednesday to Saturday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
InterAccess 9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD ON QUEEN

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The fifth exhibition of this series takes place at Gallery 1313 and features the works of 4th-year Thesis students, Lauren Casey, Jennifer Degan, Laird Henderson, Christina Spina. Gallery hours are: Wednesday to Sunday 1-6 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 1313 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD ON QUEEN

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The fourth exhibition of this series takes place at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects and features the work of 4th-year Thesis student, Agnes Niewiadomski.
Gallery hours are: Thursday to Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects 1080 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD ON QUEEN

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The third exhibition of this series takes place at Lennox Contemporary and features the works of 4th-year Thesis students, Carmen Albano, James HB Estrin, Jake Cutone, Christopher Gordon Laycock, Tinka Magocsi, Kayli Rodgers, Kirsten Rohloff, Catherine Wong. Gallery hours are: Thursday to Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Lennox Contemporary 12 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Recent OCAD U graduates exhibit at Queen West Art Crawl

Tiphaine Leonard at the Queen West Art Crawl
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 4:00am

Eight emerging OCAD University artists joined some 200 artists and artisans at the 13th Queen West Art Crawl on Sept. 12 and 13. Taking over Trinity-Bellwoods Park, this year’s exhibition included musical performances as well as a craft beer garden. Organizers made the spaces available at no cost to participants through OCAD U’s Career Launcher initiative.

Participating artists:

  • Jessica Baldazana
  • Diego de la Rosa
  • Joanna Gresik
  • Niloo Inalouei
  • Dana Korounets
  • Tiphaine Leonard
  • Noelle Mok
  • Allison Morris

Tiphaine Leonard was chosen from among her peers for the Fred L. Curry Award and a $500 gift card from sponsor Curry’s Artists’ Materials. Prominent artist and OCAD U graduate, Alex McLeod was the lead juror.

Sculptural student-designed bike stands installed along Queen West

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 5:00am

Fourteen new bike stands are the result of a unique partnership
between Queen St. West BIA and OCAD University students

(Toronto — November 18, 2010) This morning, Toronto’s Queen St. West Business Improvement Area (BIA) unveiled 14 creative new bicycle stands installed this past month along Queen Street West, from Simcoe Street to Bathurst Street. The new stands are the result of a unique collaboration between fourth-year design students at OCAD University (OCADU) and the BIA.

The designs originated in the Gateway Bike Stand Challenge held at OCADU in 2009, where students were challenged to design bicycle stands for the redevelopment of a property at the northwest corner of Queen and McCaul streets in Toronto, a project still in its early stages. The challenge invited students to consider how bicycle stands could be both conceptual urban sculpture and functional urban infrastructure. Two projects from the top five were selected by the BIA to develop into reality.

“As a jury member in the original competition, I was so impressed with the designs, I felt it was imperative we find a way to incorporate some of them into the Queen St. West streetscape,” explained Marc Glassman, Chair of the Queen St. West BIA. “I am proud that we were able to collaborate with the City of Toronto, an innovative fabrication company and these talented students to execute their design concepts.”

The designs selected for fabrication were Speech Bubbles by fourth-year Industrial Design students Evi K. Hui and Olivier Mayrand, which are a series of three different designs featuring a question mark, quotation marks and an exclamation point; and Halo by fourth-year Environmental Design student Michael Pham, an elegant circular design embedded into the sidewalk. Representatives from the City of Toronto and Queen St. West BIA worked with the designers to ensure that their designs remained unchanged throughout the production process. To commemorate the work of the students, each of the stands includes an attribution plaque naming the designers.

The bike stands are available for use at the following locations:

  • 235 Queen St. West (in front of the Atlas Machinery Supply Ltd.) Question mark Speech Bubbles bike stand by Evi K. Hui and Olivier Mayrand
  • 315 Queen St. West (in front of Zeidler Partnership Architects) Halo bike stand by Michael Pham
  • 339 Queen St. West (in front of Quiksilver): Quotation marks Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 355/357 Queen St. West (between Your Good Health and JCY House): Exclamation point Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 379 Queen St. West (in front of Payless SHOESOURCE): Halo by Pham
  • 426 Queen St. West (in front of Image Makeover Salon) Quotation marks Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 438 Queen St. West (in front of Fancy Gems & Accessories): Halo by Pham
  • 448 Queen St. West (in front of Bling Bling & Ken Inc.): Question mark Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 482 Queen St. West (in front of The Hideout): Quotation marks Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 492 Queen St. West (in front of La Palette): Halo by Pham
  • 510 Queen St. West (in front of Velvet Underground): Question mark Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 515 Queen St. West (in front of Original): Exclamation point Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 543/545 Queen St. West (between Hi Beads and Brown's A Short Man's World of Fashion): Halo by Pham
  • 629 Queen St. West (in front of Nikolaou Restaurant Equipment): Exclamation point Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand

View a map (PDF) of the bike stands.

About the Queen St. West Business Improvement Area
The Queen St. West Business Improvement Area (www.queenstwestbia.ca) was formed in 2009. Located just south of the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Queen Street West between Simcoe and Bathurst is the neighbourhood that nurtured young artists for decades. Celebrating its one year anniversary, the Queen St. West BIA is an association of business owners and tenants along Queen Street West that work together to preserve the heritage and strong culture that the community has long been known for.

More about the OCADU Gateway Bike Stand Challenge
Thirty-five student teams submitted their designs and ten were shortlisted as finalists. The final ten designs were presented to a jury that included architect Robert Chang, The Globe and Mail’s architecture critic Lisa Rochon, Toronto City Councillor Bill Saundercook, Queen St.West BIA Chair Marc Glassman, and Urbane Cyclist owner Nancy Kendrew, as well as OCAD faculty members Bruce Hinds and Colleen Reid. Prizes were awarded to the top five designs, of which two concepts were further developed for installation by the Queen St. West BIA.

About OCAD University (OCADU)
OCAD University (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “University of the Imagination.” The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information and images, contact:
 

Laura Schaefer, Coordinator, Queen St. West BIA
416.384.2946

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)