Community discounts

Show your valid OCAD University ID card at the following businesses or services for a deal or discount. Information is subject to change. Some discounts are for students, while others may also be available for faculty, staff and alumni:

Art supplies

Above Ground Art Supplies

74 McCaul St.
416-591-1601

1842 Queen St. East
416-694-0440

2868 Dundas St. West
647-726-6738

www.abovegroundartsupplies.com

  • 10% discount on regular-priced supplies

Curry's Art Stores

283 Dundas St. West
416-585-9292

490 Yonge St.
416-967-6666

1153 Queen St. West
416-536-7878

www.currys.com

  • 10% discount on regular items

DeSerres

130 Spadina Ave.
416-703-4748

124 Eglinton Ave. West
416-485-0331

2056 Danforth Ave.
416-422-2443

3302 Dufferin St.
647-748-3884

www.deserres.ca

  • 10% discount off regular-priced items with student ID
  • Sign up for a free Creative Club to earn points for discounts

Gwartzman’s Art Supplies

448 Spadina Ave.
416-922-5429

www.gwartzmans.com

  • 10% discount off all regular- and sale-priced items with student ID

Midoco Art & Office Supplies Inc.

555 Bloor St. West
416-588-7718

1964 Queen St. East
416-691-5676

www.midoco.ca

  • 10% discount off regular-priced art supplies only

Toose Art Supplies

229 College St.
416-348-0793

www.tooseart.ca

  • 15% discount off regular- and sale-priced merchandise

Bikes

For more bicycle information, visit the Community Bicycle Network.

Bike Pirates

1292 Bloor St. West 
bikepirates.com

The Bike Pirates work on a suggested donation system. Retail products sell at retail value. Bike Pirates is entirely volunteer-run and operated and supports community. Get involved!

Urbane Cyclist

180 John St.
416-979-9733
www.ucycle.com

  • 10% off parts and accessories

Books

Labyrinth Books

(graphic novels, anime, animation)

386 Bloor St. West
416-840-4506

1289 Marlborough Court
905-845-2665

Email: info@thelabyrinthstore.com
animationroadshow.blogspot.com

  • Reward program: buy 10 graphic novels, comics or art books, get one free
  • If done by pre-order, get two free comic books

Clothing

The Fashion District

553 Queen St. West
416-543-9231
www.thefashiondistrict.ca

  • 10% discount

Mara Dancewear and Clothing

2189 Queen St. East
416-690-0736

  • 20% discount

Entertainment

The Canadian Stage Company

26 Berkeley St.
416-368-3110
www.canadianstage.com

  • $15.00 tickets for students under the age of 30 (see website for details)

National Ballet of Canada

145 Queen St. West
416-345-9686, Ext. 449
www.dancebreak.ca

  • $35 tickets for students, ages 16 to 29
    (Must be purchased day of the show, maximum two tickets per person

Tarragon Theatre

30 Bridgman Ave.
416-531-1827
www.tarragontheatre.com

  • $27 student tickets for all performances
  • See website for details

The Second City

51 Mercer Street
416-343-0033
www.secondcity.com

  • Save 20% to 40% on general admission tickets
  • Limited number of students available for each show so book early! 
  • Must show valid student ID to claim tickets 

TIFF Cinematheque

350 King St. West
416-968-FILM
tiff.net/cinematheque

  • $9.50 for older screening tickets
  • $10.50 for regular or new screenings
  • Discounts vary for special screenings
  • 25% discount on membership (regular $45)

Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club

224 Richmond St. West
416-967-6425
www.yukyuks.com   

  • Telephone to purchase tickets

Galleries & museums

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

317 Dundas St. West
1-877-225-4246
www.ago.net

  • Free general admission for students with OCAD U ID card
  • Free general admission to the public Wednesdays after 6:00 p.m.
  • Student discount on special events/exhibitions (discounts vary)

The Power Plant

231 Queens Quay West
416-973-4949
www.thepowerplant.org

  • Free student admission all year
  • Guided tours $2.50 per person
  • Free 30-minute power tour Saturdays at 3:00 p.m.

Ontario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Rd. (at Eglington Ave. East)
416-696-1000 or 1-888-696-1110
www.ontariosciencecentre.ca

  • General Admission $16
  • Movie $9
  • Combo $22
  • Please quote "OCAD University" and discount code "127079"

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

100 Queen's Park
416-586-8000
www.rom.on.ca

  • $14.50 general admission for students 15 to 25

Textile Museum of Canada

55 Centre Ave.
416-599-5321
www.textilemuseum.ca

  • Free admission for OCAD U students, faculty and staff with ID card
  • 10% off in gift shop

Health & fitness

See OCAD U's Fitness & Well-Being pages!

Filter Butler Water Filtration Systems

8 - 4490 Chesswood Drive
1-844-234-5837
Filterbutler.com

Students, faculty and staff are entitled to 20% off your first purchase of any water filter or accessory.
Use promo code OCAD20 at checkout online.

Pharmacy by the Grange (IDA)

275 Dundas St. West
416-593-4696

  • 10% discount on all purchases (except medication) with student ID

Yyoga

333 Queen St. West
350 Queen's Quay (Harbourfront)
www.yyoga.ca

  • 15% discount on five- and ten-class passes and annual passes
  • Five-class passes expire after three months
  • Ten-class passes expire after six months
  • Passes are good at both locations

Home improvement, decor & gifts

Canlish Int'l Inc.

275 Dundas St. West
416-408-0888

  • 10% discount on purchases less than $50
  • 20% discount on purchases $50 and over (before tax)
  • 30% discount on purchases $200 and over (before tax)

Jacobs Hardware

410 Queen St. West
416-504-7764
Jacobs Hardware on Facebook

  • 10% discount

KaKaFaFa Ideas

Unit 6, 275 Dundas St. West
(Village by the Grange)
647-348-2880
www.facebook.com/KaKaFaFa.ideas

Kakafafa Ideas is an idea station founded by Jessica Chai, a designer and OCAD U alumna. Her passion is to help young artisans to develop new brands through promoting original designs and handmade products. In this small boutique you can find creative gifts from around the world, as well as many one of a kind items handmade by local artisans. You are invited to pay a visit and be enlightened! You can also rent a box to showcase and sell your unique products!

  • 10% off all regular priced items with a valid OCAD student/staff card

Umbra Store

165 John St.
416-599-0088
www.umbra.com

  • Show OCAD U ID before purchase
  • 20% discount on regular priced items for OCAD U students/employees
  • Discount not applicable with any other offer, discount, or promotion
  • Discount cannot be applied to custom furniture

Miscellaneous

Azure Accessories and Body Piercing

505A Yonge St.
416-921-0412

  • 25% discount

Format

OCAD University has developed an exciting partnership with Format to provide FREE online portfolios for all students, alumni and faculty so that they can effectively showcase creative content using a sophisticated, customizable platform. Find out how format works!

Malabar Ltd.

14 McCaul St.
416-598-2581
www.malabar.net

  • 10% off (Toronto location)

Print and Graphic Depot

250 Dundas St. West, Unit 111
416-598-8006
www.printandgraphicdepot.com

  • 25% off with student coupon (available upon request at Depot or in Student Centre)

St. Clair’s Textile

1066 St. Clair Ave. West
416-654-2255

  • 15% discount

Tibetan Paper & Handicraft

Village by the Grange
275 Dundas St. West
416-340-7277
www.tibetanpaper.com

  • 15% discount

Tupperware

97 McCaul St.
647-282-4386
my.tupperware.ca/ruthdemirdjianduench

  • 10% discount

Restaurants

Arabesque Restaurant

1068 College St.
416-504-8146

  • 10% discount

Art Square Café

334 Dundas St. West
416-595-5222
www.art-square.ca

  • 13% discount (equivalent to no tax) with student ID
  • Free wifi
  • Free coffee and tea (donated by gallery and guests for OCAD U students
    (check cups on the donation hook).

FIKA Cafe

28 Kensington Ave.
www.fika.ca

  • 15% discount

Fresh Restaurants

90 Elginton Ave. East
147 Spadina Ave.
326 Bloor St. W.
894 Queen St. W.
416-599-4442
www.freshrestaurants.ca

  • 15% discount with valid student ID on take-outs only

Orange Alert Cafe

298 Dundas St. West 
416-591-8965

  • 10% discount

Pita Village

109 McCaul St.
Grange Food Court
416-591-9990

  • 13% discount with student ID

Spring Rolls

40 Dundas St. East
(Atrium on Bay)

  • 15% discount with valid student ID
  • Take-out or dine-in
  • Excludes special offers and promotions

Student Price Card (SPC)

For information about the SPC card and membership, visit the SPC website.

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International Student Identity (ISIC) Cards

To get a free ISIC card, students must show their OCAD U student card and a piece of Government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc). ISIC cards can be purchased at:

MERIT TRAVEL
408 King St. West 
416-979-2406
www.merittravel.com
www.isic.org

HOURS 
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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