Land Acknowledgement

OCAD University is a creative space where students are invited to discover and explore themselves and their communities. As we provide a space to explore self and place, we also learn and recognize the history of this land.

In 1805, Tkaranto (Toronto) was surrendered through the Toronto Purchase (Treaty 13A) with the Mississaugas of the Credit. We are situated at the heart of the nation's art, design, business and new media capital, on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Haudenosaunee, and the Huron-Wendat — the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand.

Tkaranto (Toronto) is home now to many First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. We welcome you to research and learn more about the land you are on. Whose Land and Native Land are great places to begin.   

Living in the City

When considering studying art, design, or digital media, the location of your school can be a major factor. 

We’re located in downtown Toronto’s Entertainment District and right next to Queen Street West, the Art Gallery of Ontario and beautiful Grange Park. The university has twelve buildings in the heart of the city. Our campus is easily accessible by transit and surrounded by walkable and livable neighbourhoods.

Toronto is an amazing place to live, work and study. It is the 4th largest city in North America, the most multi-cultural city in the world (which means delicious food and amazing cultural festivals), a city of neighbourhoods with something for everyone, a cultural hub with major museums and galleries, a thriving arts community, home to TIFF, fashion weeks, design industries, a hub for wearable technology and start ups, a safe city and consistently ranked as one of the best cities in the world to live in. OCAD University is connected to the city through our alumni and the partnerships we have within the creative and cultural sectors. Being located in the heart of the city is a huge benefit to all of OCAD’s students.

Explore studios, workspaces and more!

OCAD U has twelve buildings in the heart of downtown Toronto. The university offers an inspiring work environment for over 400 faculty and more than 4,300 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. Studios, galleries and more are at your fingertips!

Shops and Studios

Your creativity will flourish in our 20+ shops and studios filled with state-of-the-art tools and expert technicians.

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Student Services

We’re here to help you succeed. Connect with services and resources to support wellness in your health, education, and creative career.

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Study and workspaces

Create, collaborate and connect in on-campus study spaces. Work alongside your fellow students while getting access to resources and spaces designed for developing your creativity.

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Develop your creative career and connections. Meet fellow creatives, get inspired or showcase your own work in one of our many downtown Toronto gallery spaces.

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Updated Studio Tour
Explore our newly renovated studio spaces!
Our studios have been fully updated and redesigned! We want to ensure our students have access to high quality resources to help them create high-quality work! Check out our virtual walkthrough to see the changes.
Explore our newly renovated studio spaces!

Eager to get a sneak peek inside? Check out our virtual tour and explore the building! Visit the various floors and studios mentioned above! 

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