Unique and timely offers

Check back regularly for unique and limited-time offers that are changed regularly and often have a specific period of validity or "expiry" date.

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

The Art Gallery of Ontario, located at 317 Dundas St. West, offers OCAD University students free general admission upon presentation of valid OCAD U student ID.


Heads up OCAD U design students! AZURE is excited to offer all university students a special subscription to one of North America’s most influential design and architecture magazines.

The deal: One year Print Subscription at $18 and Print + Digital at $23 - that’s 60% off the regular subscription price! PLUS, all subscribers will be entered to win one of 10 ROM tickets to see the Chihuly exhibit, a minimum value of $26.50. (The prize draw for Chihuly tickets will happen at the end of September, but the OCAD link and code will be active throughout the year).

Take advantage of our exclusive subscription offer. Go to www.azuremagazine.com/studentdiscount and enter code EST16OCC.

AZURE is the perfect resource and inspiration tool for design students, with features on the latest and greatest in contemporary architecture and design.

Canadian Art

Canadian Art is enjoyed in oversized magazine format and published in print four times a year. Cover price is $40 annually. OCAD University students can gain new access to the world of visual arts with stunning imagery and award-winning art reporting and pay only $18 for the year. That's 55% savings! Start your collection now.

Canadian Opera Company

Opera Under 30 Tickets: Approximately 150 seats are reserved in sections 3D/4B/5C for Opera Under 30 ticket buyers and student groups for each main stage performance. Tickets are only $22 each! Visit the COC site for more details or to order tickets.

Car sharing

Enterprise CarShare
Launch your adventure today! OCAD U students can join for $1 and start driving for $6/hour. 

As an Enterprise CarShare member, you can go where you want, when you want like running errands off campus or visiting friends at another university. Enjoy low, hourly rates, more cars per member, and build an insurance record while you drive. Get more information online.

OCAD U students, staff and faculty have access to a reduced membership:

Annual student membership: $20 (regularly $100)
Annual faculty/staff membership: 
$35 (regularly $95)

Apply online. Ensure that you sign up with your OCAD U email address.
Use promotional code OntarioUniversity10 to receive $10 in driving credit!

Hourly and/or daily fees will apply and INCLUDE gasoline and insurance. Zipcar now offers this service to students 18 years or older, and all international licenses are accepted. Members also have access to Zipcar's network of more than 800 vehicles throughout Toronto, and 30 other cities in Europe and North America. All the cars are new, maintained and cleaned regularly, with 24/7 roadside assistance.


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Filmbinder helps filmmakers and distributors rent out their films online. With filmbinder you get your own website to promote your film, together with an integrated pay-per-view solution. If you have a website already, you can use filmbinder as a pay-per-view checkout tool to offer video on demand to your audience. We also list your films in our film catalog to bring you additional traffic. We offer encoding services too: just mail us a DVD — and we'll handle the rest. Our customer support assists you in all steps to get your films online.

We know how difficult it is for students to sell their films. This is why we created filmbinder.com — a film store where students can sell their films as well as fund-raise for upcoming projects.

OCAD U students qualify for a 25% discount off the monthly subscription. Enter the code STUDENT25.


Grange Fitness Centre
Located at 23 Grange Road on Grange Park, directly adjacent to OCAD U, Grange Fitness has a special student, staff and faculty membership available for only $24.00 a month!

Inquire about Grange Fitness' 3-month contract that fits into your school schedule with comfort and security. Try us with out with a FREE 5-Day Guest Pass for all visitors.

New members are two-for-one! If you have a friend you can join for half the rate for the first three months and after that, the membership returns to the regular OCAD U rate of $24 per month.

  • Heated indoor pool, Aqua Fit
  • state-of-the-art cardio equipment, circuit training
  • free-weights, battle ropes
  • evening fitness classes (Zumba, Hatha Yoga, Cardio Fit)
  • Badminton, Basketball, Table Tennis
  • Refer a friend and get a free month
  • New members receive a FREE fitness assessment and
    workout plan along with a 30-min session with a Strength Coach

For more information, visit Grange Fitness online or contact Mark Thomas at 416-598-3444, Ext. 245

GoodLife Fitness
GoodLife offers 15% off regular rate for students, staff, faculty and alumni (with valid OCAD U ID), allowing you to use any location across the country (and 24 Hour Fitness in the U.S.).

At current regular rates* the following pricing is in place:

$28.99 bi-weekly with a one-year commitment
$21.99 bi-weekly with a one-time payment of $179.99 and no commitment

  • All-club access
  • Towel service
  • Hot yoga
  • Squash
  • Option to freeze membership for up to six months
  • Unlimited tanning/hydro massage
  • Discounted personal training sessions
  • Discounted rate for friends and family add-on

If you are already a current member, the discounted rate can be applied to your existing membership and upgrade you to the ultimate package, saving you more money and providing you with the ultimate access to all the add-ons/features.

To set up your membership, please email Salam Sayed, Fitness Advisor or telephone 416-591-1315. * Regular rate subject to change.

PumpUp App
PumpUp is a fitness community and coaching app that matches you with a world-class, online personal trainer who will provide you with a comprehensive fitness plan, daily check-ins, and personalized fitness coaching. Receive mentorship and accountability from your PumpUp Certified Coach so you can reach your goals – only $50 a month.

Let's get started! PumpUp is offering an exclusive promotion to all OCAD U students, faculty and staff: hire an online PumpUp Certified Coach for 50% off the first month! That's only $25 to have your very own personal trainer for a full month!

Just download the PumpUp app on the App or Play Store, and email david@pumpup.co or call 647-863-6568 to redeem this offer!


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 it works!

Fuse Magazine

Fuse Magazine is one of Canada's foremost critical periodicals that considers the relationship between art, culture, politics and economics. With a focus on visual and media art, and the diverse communities that make up the contemporary Canadian art world, each issue contains a vibrant mix of opinion, commentary, cultural analysis, interviews and critical reviews of art exhibitions and books.

Students qualify to get half off the regular cover price: $15 for one year (four issues). To subscribe, call 416-340-8026.

GO Transit

Did you know that as a student you are eligible for a discount on GO Transit? Getting your GO Transit student fare discount has never been easier! Just visit the GO Transit Student ID website and fill out an online application request form for a GO Transit Student ID.

Eligibility is restricted to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled for seven months or more, and registered in a full-time course/program. Be sure to have your GO Student ID + PRESTO Card available when travelling on the GO Transit system while using a student fare – don’t get caught without it during a ticket check!

To learn more about student fares, please visit the GO Transit Ticket Types or GOing to school pages.

Group Tix Company

The Group Tix Company is an independent agency offering ticket purchasers easy access to discounts and cost-savings.

“WE'VE GOT YOUR SEAT" with ticket discounts for students, faculty, staff and alumni to theatre, happenings and events:

  • Shaolin Warriors (April 8, 7:30 p.m.)
  • Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions (May 6, 7:30 p.m.)

To order: Call THE Group Tix Company at 647-438-5559 or Toll Free 1-866-447-7849. Identify yourself by OCAD U and we will take you through the order process of selecting seat locations (where applicable), addressing any special requirements and reviewing prices with you. Get more information on ALL available discounts.

Haus Musik

Have you heard of this new thing called Haus Musik?

Haus Musik events by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir are multidisciplinary productions that offer an alternative way to experience classical music. They incorporate electronic DJs, dancers, and production designers who work with a chamber ensemble of Tafelmusik musicians who all work together to create unique concerts.

OCAD U students are entitled to a special $8 ticket offer! Use promo code STUDENT when ordering online

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Longboat Hall, The Great Hall
1087 Queen St. West
8:00 PM - Doors open
8:30 PM - Performance begins 

You won't witness anything like it anywhere else in Toronto! 


For only $5 with a valid student ID you can see Dance! Theatre! Comedy! or Opera! Get more info or buy tickets online or in person at Yonge-Dundas Square, Tuesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Hot Pop Factory

Hot Pop Factory is a fabrication shop that offers laser cutting and 3D printing services to Toronto students, designers and businesses.

215 Spadina Avenue (at Queen St. West), Suite B05
Telephone: 416-306-6468

In operation since 2012, founders Biying Miao and Matthew Compeau will help you meet your deadline quickly and professionally. OCAD U students are entitled to a 10% discount, redeemable with valid OCAD U student ID.

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Ontario Science Centre (OSC)

OCAD U students, faculty, staff and alumni are entitled to reduced general admission prices with OCAD U/OSC preferred partner packages. Save up to 20% when you choose from an array of discounted ticketing options.

For more information and attraction details, download the Preferred Partner (Spring) Brochure (PDF).

To take advantage of this offer, OCAD U students, staff and faculty can simply call 416-696-1000 or 1-888-696-1110 and quote "OCAD University" with code 127079. As an added bonus, the telephone transaction fee is waived for Preferred Partners. Find hours, location, direction and/or more details.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

OCAD U‬ students, faculty, staff and alumni can save 20% off ‪ROM‬ admission on two great exhibitions. Buy your tickets online and enter promo code "OCADU":

Experience groundbreaking explorations in colour, light, and form by Dale Chihuly—a pioneer of the studio glass movement and considered to be one of the world’s foremost artists working in glass today. Opens June 25, 2016.


Custom stickers, decals, tattoos and t-shirts require no minimum order/quantity or set-up fees. Students, staff and faculty can use promo code UNIVERSITY10 for 10% off.

Textile Museum of Canada (TMC)

Very close to OCAD U, the TMC is located 55 Centre Avenue. Admission is FREE for OCAD U students, faculty and staff upon presentation of valid OCAD U identification!

The Textile Museum of Canada is one of Toronto's most engaging visual arts organizations. With more than 12,000 objects from more than 200 countries and regions, the TMC's permanent collection celebrates cultural diversity and includes traditional fabrics, garments, carpets and related artifacts such as beadwork and basketry. TMC offers a broad variety of exhibitions, including themed shows based on our permanent collection and contemporary exhibitions of the work of Canadian and international artists.

The Power Plant

Student special*: For a limited time, OCAD U students can become a member for only $30. Enjoy exclusive benefits such as:

  • Unlimited FREE admission to The Power Plant
  • Artist designed membership card
  • FREE tickets to the International Lecture Series (4 per year)
  • 15% discount on The Power Plant publications
  • Members' newsletters and seasonal brochures mailed to your door
  • FREE admission to most other public art galleries in Ontario (OAAG Program)

*Proof of enrolment required.

Find out more about The Power Plant and join today!


tsoundcheck is an easy way to buy inexpensive concert tickets to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). It lets young people take in some live classical music without spending a bundle.

You don't even have to be a student. If you're between the ages of 15 and 35, you're eligible for tsoundcheck. And tsoundcheck tickets for TSO concerts are only $14! For more information, visit http://www.tsoundcheck.com/

Umbra Store

Umbra Store, 165 John St., is pleased to offer all OCAD U students, faculty and staff a 20% discount on all regular priced items. Identify yourself (with OCAD U ID card) at time of check out!

(The discount is not applicable with any other offer, discount or promotion, and cannot be applied to custom furniture).