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DesignTO Festival - January 20–29, 2023
The 2023 Festival Schedule is Live!
The Festival returns to bring people together to design a more sustainable, just, and joyful future.
DesignTO Festival - January 27, 2023
King East Design District Party presented by DesignTO
Join DesignTO for a celebration of design and community across Toronto’s King East Design District (KEDD)!
DesignTO Blog
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 - January 25–26, 2023
DesignTO Symposium: Trash Talk
Join us for DesignTO’s eighth annual symposium which will bring seven multidisciplinary experts together to design responses to the problem of waste and waste management in the context of the global climate crisis.
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 20–29, 2023
DesignTO Awards
While you're checking out all the amazing 2023 DesignTO Festival events, exhibitions, and installations, be sure to remember your favourites and vote in the 2023 People's Choice Awards.
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.
DesignTO Festival - January 29, 2023
The Lifecycle of Objects
‘The Lifecycle of Objects’ is a two-part event consisting of a relaxed exchange between artists and designers on the ways in which designed objects, like humans, experience the cycles of living and change.
DesignTO
DesignTO is a non-profit arts organization that brings people together to design a better future, one that is more sustainable, just, and joyful.
DesignTO Festival – January 20-29, 2023
Volunteer at the 2023 DesignTO Festival!
Help us to further our mission to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design and its role in creating a viable, just and joyful world.
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DesignTO Membership
Become a DesignTO Member Today!
DesignTO Members are key in helping us fulfill our mission to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design and its role in creating a viable, just and joyful world.

2023

Festival Events

DesignTO Tours: Stop. Look. Think.
Jan 28
bulthaup X Carl Hansen & Søn: ‘The Sound of Design’
Jan 20
Jan 29 2023
DesignTO Mix: Festival Edition
Jan 29
Ostrea
Jan 20
Jan 29 2023
The Lifecycle of Objects
Jan 29
STACKABL x The Lobby by Heaps Estrin
Jan 14
Mar 31 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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Whether you’re out of town, an international fan of DesignTO, or just want to stay cozy, there are lots of exciting and engaging online events happening as part of this year’s Festival. Staying in doesn’t mean you have to miss out!

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