Upcoming Welcome Squad Events: December 2022!

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Check out the upcoming OCAD U Welcome Squad events for December 2022 below!

Quick links:

  • RSVP for Holiday Fair in the Square  (Dec. 8)
  • RSVP for The Distillery Winter Village (Dec. 10)
  • RSVP for COC Free Concert (Dec. 15)


Welcome Squad: Holiday Fair in the Square 

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Join the OCAD U Welcome Squad for the Holiday Fair and ice skating at Nathan Philips Square!

Time: Sunday, December 8, 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: Meet at Butterfield Park at 3:45 p.m. to take walk or meet at 4 pm at Nathan Philips Square

Cost: Free admission for the fair, Skates can be rented for $15

RSVP required.



Welcome Squad:  End of Term Comfort Station 

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Join the Welcome Squad to celebrate the end of term with some Hot chocolate and make some amazing Christmas Cards!

Time: Tuesday, December 6, 2 to 6 p.m.

Location: Great Hall (Level 2, 100 McCaul Main Building)

No RSVP required.



Welcome Squad: The Distillery Winter Village 

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Time to get into the holiday vibes and join us for Christmas Market in the Distillery District Winter Village!

Time: Saturday, December 10, 2 to 4 p.m.

Location: Meet at OCAD U’s Butterfield Park at 1:30 p.m. to take public transit together or meet the group at Distillery District at 2 p.m.

Cost: Free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, after 4 pm tickets must be purchased

RSVP required.



Welcome Squad: COC Free Concert 


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Check out the artists of the Canadian Opera Company (COC) Ensemble Studio celebrate the winter season with beloved songs, both sacred and secular, that evoke both the cold of the natural world and the warmth of the winter holidays.

Time: Thursday, December 15, 12 p.m.

Location: Meet at Butterfield Park at 11:45 a.m. to take walk or meet at 12 p.m. at Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. West

Cost: Free admission with student ID

RSVP required.


OCAD U strives to provide inclusive, accessible opportunities for the OCAD U community to engage safely. To confidentially request an accommodation for this activity (including transit fare or skate rental), contact Brent E. James in OCAD U’s Campus Life office (by noon the day before the event) at bjames@ocadu.ca

To ensure the safest possible work and learning environment for our community, all participants of Welcome Squad events are required to adhere to OCAD University’s policies and procedures, including COVID-19 health and safety protocols as required by the University on-campus, or by off-campus venues.

Photography: please be advised that OCAD U-hosted events may be documented through photography and video. These images may be used by the University for promotional, advertising, and educational purposes.

By participating in our events, both on-campus and off-site, you consent to allowing OCAD U to document and use your images and likeness. However, if you do not want to be photographed or included in video, please don’t hesitate to let us know when you arrive at the event.

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