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
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!
Shops and Studios
Your creativity will flourish in our 20+ shops and studios filled with state-of-the-art tools and expert technicians.
We’re here to help you succeed. Connect with services and resources to support wellness in your health, education, and creative career.
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.
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.