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.


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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.

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. 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 is pleased to offer university and college students who are currently enrolled in (or are 2015–2016 graduates of) film, media, arts, animation or broadcasting programmes a special rate on their Conference Pass of just $195 + tax (regularly priced at $455 + tax).

The Conference Pass will give film and media students an opportunity to experience a world–renowned film festival as burgeoning industry professionals, alongside a fantastic lineup of expert moguls and with access to provocative speakers, networking opportunities and Press & Industry and Public Screenings. 

To take advantage of this discount, contact registration@tiff.net. Deadline to register is August 26!

Please Note: Festival ticket packages go on sale July 27
(July 18 for TIFF Members, July 22 for Visa cardholders)
As always, there are student discounts on all TIFF Choice packages


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.