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 the lowest rate available on subscriptions — only $22.70 CAD (plus applicable taxes) for a one-year print AND digital subscription (eight issues) or $17.70 (plus applicable taxes) for a one-year print subscription (eight issues).

Professionals in all areas of design — graphic design, architecture, landscape architecture, interior or industrial design, technology — rely on AZURE to cover all facets of the design profession.

Read what the professionals are reading. Subscribe and expose yourself to the world of design. Enter code: EST13OCC


Print-on-demand services are providing us with new ways to produce trade-quality publications and Blurb is eager to support us at OCAD U. Whether it is one copy or a few, this is an affordable way to go from concept to print publication with a 25% discount applied toward your product total. Use promo code WOW-GUA at checkout.*

Blurb® is an online publishing platform and creative community that enables individuals to design, publish, share, sell, and distribute photo books, trade books, and magazines in both print and digital formats across the globe using its free, innovative book creation and layout tools. Working on a portfolio, memoir, design project or special gift for a friend or family?

*Offer valid through June 28, 2016 (11:59 p.m. local time). The maximum discount is CAD $100 off product total. Valid for printed books made by you only. This offer is good for one-time use and cannot be combined with volume discounts, other promotional codes, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.

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.


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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.


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.

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. 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.


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 Fall Preferred Partner Brochure (PDF). Printed brochures are also available in the Student Centre, 51 McCaul St.

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":

TATTOOS: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art.
Discover the 5000-year-old multifaceted world of tattooing.
On display until September 5, 2016

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.

Textile Museum of Canada (TMC)

Very close to OCAD U, the TMC is located 55 Centre Ave.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. The museum 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!

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

TIFF membership offers more than just access to great films, it also offers a world of new experiences 365 days a year. Student memberships are only $49!

Join today and receive:

  • 25% discount on year-round TIFF screenings at TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Free entry to exhibitions, with advance viewing days for members
  • Save 15% at the TIFF shop and concessions
  • Receive the digital 180° programme guide free
  • Attend members-only events and more!

For a full listing of all benefits or to sign up, please visit www.tiff.net/membership, or call 416-599-8433.


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).


Zipcar car sharing service offers a reduced membership for OCAD U students, staff and faculty.

Annual student membership: $20 (regularly $95)
Annual faculty/staff membership:
$30 (regularly $95)

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

Hourly and/or daily fees will apply and INCLUDE gasoline and insurance. Zipcar now offers their service to students 18 years or older (formerly 21+), with no restrictions on vehicles types. Members also have access to Zipcar's network of more than 550 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.