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.

1842 Queen St. East

2868 Dundas St. West

  • 10% discount on regular-priced supplies

Curry's Art Stores

283 Dundas St. West

490 Yonge St.

1153 Queen St. West

  • 10% discount on regular items


130 Spadina Ave.

124 Eglinton Ave. West

2056 Danforth Ave.

3302 Dufferin St.

  • 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.

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

Midoco Art & Office Supplies Inc.

555 Bloor St. West

1964 Queen St. East

146 Danforth Avenue

  • 10% discount off regular-priced art supplies only

Toose Art Supplies

229 College St.

  • 10% discount off regular- and sale-priced merchandise


For more bicycle information, visit the Community Bicycle Network.

Bike Pirates

1292 Bloor St. West

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

280 College St.

  • 10% off parts and accessories


Labyrinth Books

(graphic novels, anime, animation)

386 Bloor St. West

1289 Marlborough Court


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


The Fashion District

553 Queen St. West

  • 10% discount

Mara Dancewear and Clothing

2189 Queen St. East

  • 20% discount


The Canadian Stage Company

26 Berkeley St.

  • Tickets available for $22 +tax for students under the age of 30 (see website for details)

National Ballet of Canada

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

  • $39 tickets for students, ages 16 to 29
    (Must be purchased day of the show, maximum two tickets per person

Tarragon Theatre

30 Bridgman Ave.

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

The Second City

51 Mercer Street

  • 10$ tickets with valid student ID except for screenings on Monday nights, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m

TIFF Cinematheque

350 King St. West

  • $11.50 for regular screenings with valid student ID
  • Student memberships also available for $49/year

Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club

224 Richmond St. West

  • Telephone to purchase tickets

Galleries & museums

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

317 Dundas St. West

  • 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

  • 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

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

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

100 Queen's Park

  • $15.50 general admission for students 15 to 25

Textile Museum of Canada

55 Centre Ave.

  • 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

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

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

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi

134 D'Arcy Street

  • Learn the Taoist Tai Chi arts in four months for $90, stating any time. For classes in your area:


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

  • 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

  • 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)

Dozy Sleep Mattresses

101 Spadina Avenue, Unit 213

  • 10% discount with valid student ID
  • Online coupon code: ocadsleeps10

Jacobs Hardware

410 Queen St. West
Jacobs Hardware on Facebook

  • 10% discount

Jeremy Does Art Prints (JDAP)

163 Sterling Road, Studio No. 125
Toronto, ON, M6R 2B2
(Located in the heart of the newly-minted gallery district, directly across from the new MOCA)
647-982-5327 (JDAP)

We are run by practicing visual artists with top-notch technical skills, printing on only artist-approved papers, canvas and films, using genuine archival quality pigments. We offer a broad range of services at our vigorously maintained and colour-calibrated print studio, including:

  • Wide-format giclée pigment art printing on an array of fine art substrates
    by Epson, Ilford to Hahnemühle
  • Hand-stretched museum canvas art printing
  • Limited edition print runs
  • Digital high-resolution documentation of original artworks
  • Digital retouching, correction & enhancement

15% discount off regularly priced printing products and digital services to OCAD U students, staff/faculty members with a valid ID card. Discount excludes gift cards. Additional bulk kick-backs available on large print runs!

KaKaFaFa Ideas

Unit 6, 275 Dundas St. West
(Village by the Grange)

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

Merkem Pest Solutions

871 Bloor St. West

  • 15% discount on all pest control services for students and staff with valid OCAD U ID card.

Umbra Store

165 John St.

  • 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


Azure Accessories and Body Piercing

505A Yonge St.

  • 25% discount


The Dealhack Student Discounts Guide is the result of a quarterly survey of stores that offer discounts to students. Dealhack verifies each discount every three months.


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Malabar Ltd.

14 McCaul St.

  • 10% off (Toronto location)

Print and Graphic Depot

250 Dundas St. West, Unit 111

  • 25% off with valid student ID

St. Clair’s Textile

1066 St. Clair Ave. West

  • 15% discount


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

Tibetan Paper & Handicraft

Village by the Grange
275 Dundas St. West

  • 15% discount
  • 10% discount


Arabesque Restaurant

1068 College St.

  • 10% discount

Art Square Café

334 Dundas St. West

  • 10% discount with student ID
  • 50% off memberships

Fresh Restaurants

90 Eglington Ave. East
147 Spadina Ave.
326 Bloor St. W.
894 Queen St. W.

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

Orange Alert Cafe

298 Dundas St. West 

  • 10% discount

Pita Village

109 McCaul St.
Grange Food Court

  • 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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Delicious Mountain Ski Chalets

Get 10% off the accommodation price (for you and your group) of any chalet holiday listed on To qualify, contact us from an email address ending ** or attach a snapshot of your University ID card.

International Student Identity (ISIC) Cards

To get a FREE ISIC card, students can apply through the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) website. It will take 2 to 3 weeks for processing.

If you need an ISIC card right away, you can get it made in person for $25 ($20 for the card and $5 to have a photo taken. Bring your own photo and save!):

408 King St. West 

Students must show their OCAD U student card and a piece of Government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.).

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.

My Ireland Tour

My Ireland Tour is offering students, faculty, staff and alumni (with valid OCAD U identification) the following discounts:


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