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Ontario College of Art and Design

100 McCaul St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1, Canada
+1 416-977-6000
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A unique structure

This is an amazing building to look at. I have never been inside but it does make a great photo... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Dave D
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Niagara Falls, Canada
art school without any art

Normally visiting a major art school in a huge city is delightful and inspiring. Blue haired... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Cubby V
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5 Jan 2018
“A unique structure”
9 Aug 2017
“art school without any art”
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100 McCaul St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1, Canada
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+1 416-977-6000
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is an amazing building to look at. I have never been inside but it does make a great photo. You should check out this landmark for yourself.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Normally visiting a major art school in a huge city is delightful and inspiring. Blue haired, tattooed kids working away in studios, lots of galleries, etc. Parsons in New z York, RISK, The Chicago Art Institute School Zane all great side trips. SAIC even has...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2016

My wife is a distinguished graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design so has taken many of her friends and graphic design associates for tours through the property ... My mother was a student there before World War II and also frequented the...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2015

A different architecture with a checkered tabletop held by giant coloring pencils! It's an unusal architecture but a must see in Toronto. You may even go inside and visit student galleries, some have great work on display.

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Reviewed 22 August 2015

One must give credit to whoever was the architect who can conceptualize such unorthodox and surreal extension of the original OCAD University building and indeed salute also to the College management for being bold enough to approve the plan or we would not have to...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Characterised by its distinctive/controversial (you decide!) 'Table', which actually provides very welcome shade for lunching office workers and students, it's worth the short walk down McCaul Street from Dundas Street West and the Ontario Art Gallery to see it.

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Reviewed 27 June 2015

This is certainly a building that you should walk around it and wonder who in the right or wrong mind designed this building. Basically, a dozen steel beams are painted and shaped like pencils, supporting a rectangular structure that become the 5th and 6th floors...More

1  Thank sun20
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

The Ontario College of Art and Design has an interesting claim to fame - its design, especially it's roof. Worth visiting for that in itself.

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Reviewed 19 April 2015

If you have time when you are strolling in Toronto it is a great building to see, nothing much inside

1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 15 January 2015

So if anybody tells you about this place the words "you can't miss it" will probably be used! my sister went here for a few years and on one visit I made a request we go up and check out the view from above.

1  Thank Pulp_Fishin
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Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with
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