OCADU joins $3 M creative incubator project

October 16, 2015

OCAD University has announced its participation in a $3 M public art project that will create a hub for innovation, collaboration, and artistic expression in Toronto’s Daniels Waterfront. The project will be known as City of the Arts and will aim to create an entire neighbourhood directed at incubating creative and artistic expression. OCADU plans to establish an academic space within this neighbourhood, where two-thirds of the project’s funds will be used to create and install public art. The remaining third will help fund the broader East Bayfront Public Art Master Plan managed by Waterfront Toronto as part of the City of Toronto's Public Art Program. OCADU President Sara Diamond said, "our collaboration with Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts … provides tremendous synergies for our students, faculty, industry, and not-for-profit collaborators through learning, creation, and research, and provides an injection of youthful energy and imagination to the project." OCADU