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Located in Toronto, Ontario, the school is tied to several entities, the first one being the Ontario School of Art, founded in 1879. In 1890, it became the Central Ontario School of Art and Design, the Ontario College of Art in the early 1900s, the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1996, and Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2008. The Ontario School of Art, founded in 1879 was an art school run by the local Board of Education. Under George Agnew Reid, teacher, principal and artist, it became a separate entity named the Ontario College of Art and moved into a building designed by Reid. Currently (2011) it is the largest art school in Canada, and operates under the name of Ontario College of Art and Design University. Submitted by M.D. Silverbrooke, Art Historian, West Vancouver, British Columbia.