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Ontario College of Art and Design

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Interesting Architecture

The design of this college is really quite unique. It appears to be a large box supported by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
trainfan2000
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Hamilton, Canada
Architects can really go very far

One must give credit to whoever was the architect who can conceptualize such unorthodox and surreal... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2015
Ricky Y
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Hong Kong, China
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“Interesting Architecture”
Jan 5, 2018
“A unique structure”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The design of this college is really quite unique. It appears to be a large box supported by pencils - very unique. You can wander inside and check out the interior design but it is a working art school so be prepared to mingle with...More

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Reviewed January 5, 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.

Thank Dave D
Reviewed August 9, 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

1  Thank Cubby V
Reviewed January 19, 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

1  Thank colonel77
Reviewed September 11, 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.

2  Thank Blue-Designer
Reviewed August 21, 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

1  Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed August 5, 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.

1  Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed June 26, 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
Reviewed May 31, 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.

1  Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed April 18, 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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