SUGAR invites you to SHIFT - Sugar & Music: Shifting Site

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:00pm to Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 4:00am

The first edition of this series of events at SUGAR is SHIFT, addressing the site of Sugar beach, where a colonial history of sugar production industry between Canada, UK and the Caribbean mirrors a history of cultural exchange and appropriation in music.

SHIFT is a project aimed at paying homage to the recent history of this site at 130 Queens Quay East, Toronto. SUGAR, will host this club-music event and free-form dialogue aimed at exploring the site’s cultural legacy. Aware of the tensions that continue to exist - the shadow of neo-colonialism to contend with and the economic history of extracting and refining Caribbean sugar cane for mass consumption in North America - SHIFT creates context to move and connect to these condition through dance and discourse.





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130 Queens Quay, Unit 131
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URBANI_T + OCAD U + Ryerson Call for Student Designer Participation in Fashion Mobs

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 4:00pm

The summer event will be taking place from Thursday, June 27th to Saturday, June 29th at Nathan Phillips Square. This year we are participating in the Fashion Shows and Moments throughout the three day event. Each day there will be different themes that you are able to participate in and showcase your already created designs/collections.


If you are interested in participating, please fill in the column that you find yourself best fit using the sign-up sheet by Wednesday, April 24th 12:00pm. Once you have signed-up, Sadia Kamran from Ryerson University will be in touch with next steps. Thank you for your participation and interest!!

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Nathan Phillips Square
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Invitation to Fashion Studies Issue 2 Launch!

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 11:00am

Expect a stimulating panel discussion on the interdisciplinary nature of fashion research followed by a Q&A. This event is FREE to attend and will conclude with a networking reception (refreshments and beverages will be served).

The launch will include opening remarks by Jacky Au Duong (Manager, The Catalyst) and the panel will be moderated by Dr. Ben Barry and Dr. Alison Matthews David, co-editors & co-founders of Fashion Studies. We are delighted to present this year's panelists:

- Dr. Esther Berry (PhD University of Sydney in Australia; writer, curator, and instructor at Ryerson University)

- Dr. Nigel Lezama (PhD University of Toronto; Assistant Professor at Brock University)

- Romana Mirza (MA Fashion Candidate; incoming PhD student in Communication & Culture, Ryerson University)

- Presley Mills (MA Fashion Candidate; illustrator, designer, and researcher)

- Ketzia Sherman (MA Fashion Graduate; artist, tattooist, researcher, and lecturer at Humber College)

Please RSVP to indicate your attendance:

We hope to see you there,

the Fashion Studies team 


Funded by the Centre for Fashion Diversity & Social Change (FDSC), Faculty of Communication & Design, Ryerson University


Co-Editors: Dr. Ben Barry and Dr. Alison Matthews David


Graphic Designer: Nabra Badr and Alexa Jovanovic 


Editorial Assistant: Jaclyn Marcus


Editorial Intern: Rachel Rammal



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Advertising Program's Final Masters for both individual and industry

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm


April 11 Final Masters for both Individual and industry – room 230 | 100 McCaul

4:00 – 6:15 Individual thesis presentations

6:30 – 8:45  Industry presentations (Oh Henry & Red Cross)


Panel members will include:


Brian Sheppard (Saatchi)

Ariel Riske (Lg2)

Stephen Jurisic (Miami Ad School)

Christina Yu (ReThink Canada)

Meghan Savigny (CD Manifest)

Shawn James (previous NFA, Taxi, Zulu)

Director X (Julien Lutz/Popp Rok)’


Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, Room 230
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Paintings in Watercolour by T.W. Shoffner, Professor, Illustration Program

by Terry Shoffner
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 12:00pm

Exhibition by Illustration Professor Terry Shoffner. April 30 to June 30.

Opening April 30th at 6:00 pm

Open most afternoons

Call for confirmatio 416-533-5483

Venue & Address: 
Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St. West Toronto
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Creative City Campus - Fabrication Studio Renovations

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:00am to Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 8:00am

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Venue & Address: 
Level 1 Studios, 100 McCaul
Fabrication Studio Renovations
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Creative City Campus - Level 4 South Closure

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:00am to Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 8:00am

Studio Closure: Level 4 South, 100 McCaul

Learn more at:


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Level 4 South, 100 McCaul
Creative City Campus - Level 4 closure
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:45am

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The Doll Project

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:30pm

Surgi Dolls represent an intersection of healing and creativity through textiles: Project Sunshine gives children blank dolls of diverse skin tones to make their own, to travel with them through their medical journey and provide a sense of comfort and control. By participating in the auction, you could take home your very own collectible Surgi Doll - these art objects are not for hospital use. The auction will culminate in a ticketed event at the Museum on April 11, 7-10 pm, with special guest Sally Siren.

See the dolls at the TMC, 55 Centre Ave, Tues. Apr. 9, 11am-5pm and Wed. Apr. 10, 11am-8pm for free with membership or if you are a friend of MAAD or a doll creator (all OCAD U students are members). The online auction is on now until 9:30pm on Thurs. Apr. 11th. Bid or get tickets at:

See attached poster for more details.

Photo by: Khadija Aziz, MAAD Student and Community Arts Engagement Coordinator at the Textile Museum.



Venue & Address: 
The Textile Museum, 55 Centre Street,
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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:15am to Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:15am

O-Days! OCAD U Orientation 2019 -- September!

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