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

1153 Queen St. West

  • 10% discount on regular items


130 Spadina Ave.

124 Eglinton Ave. West

1556 Danforth Ave.

  • 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.
We are one of Toronto’s original artist supply stores!

  • 10% discount off all regular items with student ID exclude discontinued and special price items.

Midoco Art & Office Supplies Inc.

555 Bloor St. West

1964 Queen St. East

146 Danforth Avenue

  • 10% discount off regular-priced art supplies only with student ID

Toose Art Supplies

229 College St.

  • 10% discount off regular merchandise


For more bicycle information, visit the Community Bicycle Network.

Bike Pirates

1416 Queen St W

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 with student ID


Labyrinth Books

Specialized in animation and illustration books!

1289 Marlborough Court


  • Reward program: buy 10 graphic novels, comics or art books, get one free


Mara Dancewear and Clothing

2189 Queen St. East

  • 20% discount on dancewear only


The Canadian Stage Company

26 Berkeley St.

  • Join the C stage membership, Get tickets for $29+tax for Patrons 29 or under. (see website for details)

National Ballet of Canada

145 Queen St. West
416 345 9595
1 (866) 345 9595

  • Join the Dancebreak membership for discounts, age 16 to 29. You get access to great seats for $45 and Ring 5 for $25.

  • DanceBreak tickets are subject to availability and can be purchased as of 12:00 am on the day of the performance

Tarragon Theatre

30 Bridgman Ave.

  • Students (with valid Student ID) can purchase $23 tickets for preview performances and $29 tickets for performances during the run.

  • See website for details

The Second City

51 Mercer Street

  • Must show valid student ID when claiming tickets at the box office

  • Discounted student pricing is available every night of the week

  • See website for details

TIFF Cinematheque

350 King St. West 

  • Student with valid ID can purchase discounted movie tickets

  • Membership for students under 25 for $59/year, enjoy 25% discount on movie purchase and other membership benefits

Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club

224 Richmond St. West

  • Tickets may be purchased here using our Show Calendar, or they may be purchased starting one hour before show time, at our box office based on availability

  • See website for details

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 $3 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

  • Third Monday Nights Free offers free general admission during extended hours from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

  • Student (with valid student card)*
    General: $18.00
    It's Alive: $24.00

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!

Pharmacy by the Grange (IDA)

275 Dundas St. West

  • 10% discount on all purchases with student ID

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi

134 D'Arcy Street

  • More locations can be found on the website:
  • $150 for four month for full time students
  • $90 for four month under 30


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

  • Eligible students receive 15% off our regularly priced 10 Class Pack, and 1 Month, Month to Month and Annual Memberships! Available in studio only. Students will need to show proof of enrollment.

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
1204 Queens quay

  • 10% discount with valid student ID
  • Online coupon code: ocadu70

Rotblott's Hardware

443 Adelaide St W

  • 5% discount for shopping in store with cash

Merkem Pest Solutions

871 Bloor St. West

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



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)


Custom stickers, decals, tattoos and t-shirts require no minimum order/quantity or set-up fees.

  • Unlock 10% student discount at StickerYou with Student Beans.

Tibetan Paper & Handicraft

38 Dayton Ave, Toronto

  • 15% discount on purchase. To redeem the discount please call 647-293-0303 or email to


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
47 Front St E
894 Queen St. W


  • 15% discount with valid student ID on take-outs only. The discount only applies to take out, and it doesn’t apply to desserts, retail drinks (including cold pressed juice), cookbooks, or any other retail items, and it can’t be combined with any other discounts.

Spring Rolls

40 Dundas St. East (Atrium on Bay)

  • 10% 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 purchase it online for $20 plus tax for an virtual card or get a physical card for an additional $5 plus tax

Cards processing can take up to 5 business days. Allow 7 days for the ISIC to reach you once it is shipped. If you need a card sooner, then apply for priority shipping and get your Card within 3 business days.

Merit Travel

408 King St. West 
111 Peter St, suite 101

  • Discounts for ISIC card holders

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 6:00 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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