OCADU looks to transform downtown Toronto with Creative City Campus

January 12, 2017

OCAD University announced this week that the design of its new “Creative City Campus” will be led by a Southern California architecture group. The building project will involve a series of renovations and additions to OCADU’s campus on McCaul Street in Toronto, including a 55,000 square foot addition and 95,000 square foot renovation for the main building. According to lead architect Thom Mayne, this building could redefine the university’s relationship with the city and provide the city with a new architectural landmark. “It’s a very interesting challenge,” he said. “We’re very interested in the education of art, the question of whether we can design an architecture that responds to that process.” The effort also includes a renovation and expansion of the university’s library, new studio and classroom spaces, a student commons, and the construction of an Indigenous Visual Culture and Student Centre. Globe and Mail | OCADU