OCADU gets $1M from Ottawa to modernize historic building

October 12, 2017

OCAD University has received $1M from the federal government to refurbish a historic building on its property in downtown Toronto. MP Adam Vaughan said that the money will be used to modernize the George Reid House, the original 1921 campus building of the school, formerly known as Ontario College of Art. Renovations of the house will begin later this week and “substantial completion” of the project is expected by the end of March 2018. The refurbishment project will reportedly cost $3M in total, and involves creating new event and meeting spaces, enhancing a space through a hallway to allow for interpretative displays, and restoring the west side portico, which will be renamed the Canada 150 Portico. CBC