Fitness and well-being

Did you know that 20 to 30 minutes of physical activity a few times a week can boost your energy, improve concentration, reduce stress and clear your mind for creativity and inspiration?

Complement an active mind with an active body! Explore some of the following convenient options towards improving your health and well-being at OCAD University!

Bicycling

OCAD U is an award-winning bicycle-friendly campus! There are many bike racks around campus: a series on both sides of the main entrance at 100 McCaul St., as well as city posts on both sides of the street. Speak to Campus Security about registering your bike and ask about new indoor parking options! Visit the City of Toronto's cycling page for info about maps, parking, safety and more!

Health and wellness

OCAD U’s Health & Wellness Centre (HWC), located at Level 2, 51 McCaul St., is your on-campus health centre. At the HWC, you can discuss health and well-being questions and concerns with our doctor, nurse or counsellors. You can also access group programming at the HWC, such as a drop-in group to learn skills for coping with stress and anxiety. If you’re interested in health and wellness, you can get involved too: the HWC organizes health promotion programming, led by student peers and staff. For health and wellness services, or to ask about health promotion programming, call 416-977-6000, Ext.260.

Intramural sports

OCAD U Campus Life has partnered with the Intramural Program at Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences (222 St. Patrick Street) to offer intramural opportunities* to OCAD U students. Games are played in Michener's gymnasium. - See more at: http://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/fitness-and-well-being/intramural-sports.htm#sthash.NI5magbZ.dpuf

Campus Life has partnered with the Intramural Program at Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences (222 St. Patrick St.). This exciting new collaboration brings intramural opportunities to OCAD U students and allows access to Michener's gymnasium where they will play against each other and Michener teams for some friendly competition!

OCAD U yoga

This popular program features weekly all-level, on-campus classes for students, faculty, staff and alumni. Beginners are welcome. All classes are co-ed and mixed level. Whether you are new to yoga or you are looking to deepen your yoga practice, OCAD Yoga offers instruction that is accessible to all.

OCAD U meditation

Use this time as an opportunity to acquire mental, physical, and spiritual capacity to enjoy life to the fullest. No experience necessary. Classes are coed and open to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Recreational facilities

OCAD U students who wish to be physically active, work out, or keep fit can take advantage of affordable student memberships at a variety of recreation and fitness facilities within two kilometres of campus.

Parks and recreation

Find out about the City of Toronto’s parks and recreation programs.