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Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
The ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, located at 317 Dundas St. West (adjacent to OCAD University), offers OCAD U students, staff and faculty FREE general admission upon presentation of valid OCAD U student ID on the day of your visit. Does not apply to membership.
AZURE is an award-winning magazine dedicated to contemporary architecture and design. An indispensable resource for students and professionals alike, each issue delivers:
- The latest in groundbreaking architecture, commercial interiors and residential projects
- Influential trends and key innovations that are driving the industry forward
- Curated selections of the best product designs and building materials
- Top architects from around the world and young designers you should know about
Get one year of AZURE for just $25—that's 68% off the cover price.
Take advantage of this limited-time offer today by using promo code STUDENTWC18.
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.
Launch your adventure today! OCAD U students can join for $1 and start driving for $6/hour.
As an Enterprise CarShare member, you can go where you want, when you want like running errands off campus or visiting friends at another university. Enjoy low, hourly rates, more cars per member, and build an insurance record while you drive. Get more information online.
OCAD U students, staff and faculty have access to a reduced membership:
Annual student membership: $20 (regularly $100)
Annual faculty/staff membership: $35 (regularly $95)
Apply online. Ensure that you sign up with your OCAD U email address.
Use promotional code OntarioUniversity10 to receive $10 in driving credit!
Hourly and/or daily fees will apply and INCLUDE gasoline and insurance. Zipcar now offers this service to students 18 years or older, and all international licenses are accepted. Members also have access to Zipcar's network of more than 800 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.
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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.
Grange Fitness Centre
Located at 23 Grange Road on Grange Park, directly adjacent to OCAD U, Grange Fitness has a special student, staff and faculty membership available for only $34.00 a month!
New members are two-for-one. Join with a friend for half the rate for the first three months.
- Heated indoor pool, Aqua Fit
- State-of-the-art cardio equipment, circuit training
- Free-weights, battle ropes
- Yoga and cardio fit classes
- Badminton and basketball
For more information, visit Grange Fitness online or contact Ted Thompson at 416-598-3444, Ext. 230
GoodLife offers 15% off regular rate for students, staff, faculty and alumni (with valid OCAD U ID), allowing you to use any location across the country (and 24 Hour Fitness in the U.S.).
At current regular rates* the following pricing is in place:
$30.99 bi-weekly with a one-year commitment
$23.99 bi-weekly with a one-time payment of $179.99 and no commitment
- All-club access
- Towel service
- Hot yoga
- MindDen Meditation Studio
- Friend Access*
- Option to freeze membership for up to six months
- Unlimited tanning/hydro massage
- Discounted personal training sessions
- Discounted rate for friends and family add-on
If you are already a current member, the discounted rate can be applied to your existing membership and upgrade you to the ultimate package, saving you more money and providing you with the ultimate access to all the add-ons/features.
To set up your membership, please email Jennifer Richards, Fitness Advisor or telephone 416-591-1315. * Regular rate subject to change.
PumpUp is a fitness community and coaching app that matches you with a world-class, online personal trainer who will provide you with a comprehensive fitness plan, daily check-ins, and personalized fitness coaching. Receive mentorship and accountability from your PumpUp Certified Coach so you can reach your goals – only $50 a month.
Let's get started! PumpUp is offering an exclusive promotion to all OCAD U students, faculty and staff: hire an online PumpUp Certified Coach for 50% off the first month! That's only $25 to have your very own personal trainer for a full month!
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 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
215 Spadina Avenue (at Queen St. West), Suite B05
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.
Mr Photo Canvas
Mr Photo Canvas works primarily with canvas printing; printing anything from vacation and wedding photos to artwork to posters on archival quality canvas. All canvases are stretched by hand onto frames they build themselves. Other services include framing and resin coating,as well as printing on photo paper.
OCAD U students, faculty, staff and alumni can get a 50% off discount when you pick up the print at the store and pay in person.
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 Preferred Partner (Spring) Brochure (PDF).
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":
Custom stickers, decals, tattoos and t-shirts require no minimum order/quantity or set-up fees. Students, staff and faculty can use promo code UNIVERSITY10 for 10% off.
Textile Museum of Canada (TMC)
Very close to OCAD U, the TMC is located 55 Centre Avenue. 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. TMC 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.
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!
TTC Metro-pass for Post-Secondary Students
The Post-Secondary Metropass is available from Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Collectors in subway stations or at participating TTC Fare Sellers or at Pass Vending Machines at select stations.
The Post-Secondary Metropass cannot be purchased through the TTC Metropass Discount Plan program.
A Post-Secondary Monthly Pass will be available on PRESTO starting in November. You must have your TTC post-secondary photo identification card to set your post-secondary student fare type on your PRESTO card. Read more...
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 tickets for TSO concerts are only $14! For more information, visit http://www.tsoundcheck.com/
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).