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DesignTO Festival - January 20–29, 2023
Thank You!
Thank you to everyone for coming out to celebrate art and design in the middle of January, helping us people together to design a more sustainable, just, and joyful future.
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People's Choice Awards
Whether an event, exhibition or window installation, make sure show your favourite Festival projects some love and cast those votes! The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
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DesignTO Awards
Did you showcase a project at the 2023 DesignTO Festival? Submit your 2023 DesignTO Festival project to be considered for a DesignTO Award. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
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We want to know about you!
Complete our five minute audience survey, and you will have the chance to win a $300 Premium DesignTO Membership or a $100 gift card to the Old Town Toronto business of your choice.
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Designing a better future with DesignTO
As we prepare for the upcoming Festival, Executive Director Jeremy Vandermeij and Artistic Director Deborah Wang, take a moment to look back at where DesignTO started and where it’s going.
DesignTO Festival - Jan 20–Apr 02 2023
Territories 2.0
Located in Sugar Beach Park – North, a dark cube houses miniature landscapes by artist Olivier Roberge depicting a natural environment that has been transformed by human intervention and climate change.
DesignTO Festival - January 11–February 4, 2023
Forecast
‘Forecast’ is a group exhibition featuring the work of nine local and international artists and designers exploring themes related to the climate crisis specifically as it relates to the weather and how environmental changes impact communities on a global scale.
DesignTO Festival - January 16–February 5, 2023
Purpose & Play
Showcasing the work of eight Canadian designers and studios, ‘Purpose & Play’ is an exhibition that explores new prototypes for contemporary life focusing on domestic objects that are fun to use and fun to own.
DesignTO Festival - January 20–February 11, 2023
DesignTO Youth: Blueprint
‘Blueprint’ is a group exhibition featuring 10 young artists and designers. Inspired by a DesignTO Youth six-week residency program, these youth create new work that considers the future of Toronto as they envision it.
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DesignTO is a non-profit arts organization that brings people together to design a better future, one that is more sustainable, just, and joyful.
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2023

Festival Events

STACKABL x The Lobby by Heaps Estrin
Jan 14
Mar 31 2023
Housing Multitudes 2.0: A Bigger Picture for Toronto
Jan 25
Apr 01 2023
DesignTO is a non-profit arts organization that curates exhibitions, presentations and educational programming.
DesignTO is best known for the DesignTO Festival, Canada’s leading and largest annual design festival.
DesignTO was founded in 2010 as the Toronto Design Offsite Festival by a group of seven creatives and held its first annual event in January 2011.
The DesignTO Festival has grown 20 times bigger than year one.
The Festival went from 7 days to 10 days, spanning two weekends.

DesignTO is best known for the non-profit DesignTO Festival, Canada’s leading and largest annual design festival that celebrates design as a multidisciplinary form of creative thinking and making, with 100+ exhibitions and events forming Toronto’s design week every January.

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